Book Review – Paper Hearts

Paper Hearts / Ali Novak / Sourcebooks / 2017 / ISBN 9781492612599 / 336 Pages / Young Adult

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Goodreads Blurb –

“When I met Alec Williams, I nearly fainted. Totally embarrassing, but how often does a regular girl get to meet a famous heartthrob?”

Felicity has been living in the shadow of her best friend Lucy since they were kids. But things change when she is introduced to a quiet guy named Alec. At first Felicity is intimidated by his fame, but as the two grow closer she starts to realize that Alec just might be the guy of her dreams. No other guy has ever made her feel so alive.

The only problem? Lucy has different plans for Alec—plans that start with prom.

Felicity quickly realizes that she will have to make a decision. Will she choose her best friend who has always been there for her, or the mysterious boy that she can’t stop thinking about? Whatever her choice, someone is going to be left broken hearted.

My Thoughts –

I asked for an earc of this book because the blurb online sounded good. It wasn’t until I started reading the actual book, that I was told that it wasn’t the first book in a series of books. This kind of bummed me out, but then after a bit of research I found out that you don’t have to read the books before it to understand what is happening, which is a good thing, because I loved this book.

The story follows Felicity, a teenage girl trying to deal with her father and sister leaving her and her mother. She is trying to work out why her sister left without a note, and what she is meant to do after school is finished. Not only that, Felicity is trying to work, study and find time for her friends all at the same time. Whilst all of this is happening, Felicity finds herself a new friend, a singer from her best friend’s favorite band, of all people. A few crazy fan girl things happen, a road trip across country lines and a very cute and realistic relationship occurs. Felicity also make her own jewellery.

“His voice was gentle, which made me feel worse. Why was he so calm and composed? Couldn’t he just yell at me? The pain in his eyes would be so much easier to deal with if he was angry?” loc 3392.

This is a cute contemporary young adult book that looks at the issue of abandonment and single parent discipline in a light and unique way than most other young adult books tend to do. This isn’t a hard book to read, but rather simple and to the point. Just like a few other young adult books I have recently read, it kind of focuses on something most teenage girls wish would happen to them, meeting their favourite singer and them falling in love with them. Well that is kind of what happens in this book.

It’s cute, its witty, it’s simple, it’s easy, but boy is it down really well. I loved it and I wish I could find the rest of the books that go with this story. The writing is perfect and will make you read it with a number of days.

If you used to dream about your favourite singer falling in love with you, then this is the book for you.

**I was given a copy of this book from NetGallery through Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an open and honest opinion. All opinions expressed in the review above are mine and mine only**

I give this book 4.0 out of 5 Booky Stars!

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