Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Things I Know About Love

Title: Things I Know About Love
Author: Kate le Vann
Publisher: Egmont USA
Format: Library Copy
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Things I know about love.
1. People don't always tell you the truth about how they feel.
2. Nothing that happens between two people is guaranteed to be private.
3. I don't know if you ever get over having your heart broken.
Livia Stowe's past experiences with love have been nothing but disappointing, but all that is about to change.  After years of illness, she's boarding a plane for the first time to spend the summer in Princeton, New Jersey, with her brother who's studying abroad.  This Brit is determined to make the most of her American summer and to record every moment of it in her private blog.
America is everything that Livia's ever dreamed of.  And then she meets Adam.  Swept up in the promise of romance and the magical New York City that Adam shows her, Livia is smitten, but with all she knows about love, is Livia really ready to risk her heart again?


This book was short and sweet.  You were quite attached to the characters because they are so kind.  This book was very much to the point, but moved a little quickly.  The romance was a bit rushed.



Livia is an sweet lovable protagonist.  She worries about normal teenage things, and her cancer in a similar way, which makes sense, because it is all part of her life.  Livia is absolutely a hilarious brit coming to visit America.  But while Livia was so sweet and amazing, she came across as a little boring too.  Not that she was, because she was a Sci-Fi fan, anf Sci-Fi fans are never boring! :)  However, she was a little boring at times.


We don't hear from Adam a whole lot, but I thought the sections from him were a little dry and unrealistic.  The didn't seem like what a boy would write.  As a person from Livia's point of view, he seemed like a boy head over heels, and not that that never happens, it just didn't sit well with this book.

Final Findings:

While this book was short and sweet, it was a little cheesy and the characters were hard to believe.  I might try something from the author again sometime, but this book was just alright.



P.S. *SPOILER*  The ending is a little bit The Fault in Our Stars, if you know what I mean! :'(

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