Feb 18, 2013

Another 365 Days.

Another 365 Days
K.E Payne.
Publisher:Bold Strokes Books.
Publication Date:January 8,2013.
Genre:YA LGBT|Romance|Drama.
Source:Publisher, through NetGalley.
Challenge:YA Contemporary Challenge 2013.


*This e copy was provided by Bold Strokes Books in exchange for review *

Another 365 Days wasn’t what I had expected it to be. It wasn’t bad but at the same it was amazing book either, it actually took me few pages to really get into the book. I was pretty close to giving up on the book, when it picked up. I got to admit that once it picked up, it got hard for me to put the book down. Since it took me bit to get into bit, it was bit surprising how much I ended up enjoying the novel. At times, the writing bugged me a bit but I found it impossible to put down, I wanted to know what happens with Clem next. It’s a book worth giving a try.

Life’s sweet when you’re seventeen and in love, right? Clemmie Atkins certainly thinks so! She’s still madly in love with her girlfriend, the hot and super-confident EMO, Hannah Harrison, and her irritating sister, HRBH, will soon be leaving home to go to university.
But just when it seems that life is finally pretty darn cool, a new distraction at school threatens to upset everything, and the return of the enigmatic and sexy J with a startling confession confuses things further... Clemmie has another 365 days to try to get her life back on track...but will it be enough?

I had a feeling that this was going be a dark novel. I could tell that, just by looking at the cover, just by the way that girl is sitting there, tells you that she’s pretty upset about something, that there is something that is bugging her. It gives away fact that something big is going happen to this girl, in the book. It makes the reader wonder what is going to happen to her, what is there that she so upset about. Once I read the book, I could see why she’s so upset, considering with everything that happened to her through the book, I’d be upset too. Depressed in her case. Summary also gives it away, that story will be dark one, though I didn’t really how dark it would be till I started reading the book. Cover is one of those attention grabbing, it something that will make any reader curious, get them to pick up the book and at least check the book out.

Hannah. I loved their relationship, even if they were through their tough times in the book. I could tell that they loved each other, even when Hannah broke up with Clemmie because of the teacher, because she thought that there is possibly something there between two of them. I found myself wanting to shake Hannah at that moment and ask her what she was thinking. Even if there was something, she was a teacher and she was student, they could never be something between them two. Instead she ended up breaking up Clemmie’s heart. Despite Hannah breaking her heart, I could see that she still cared for her and I found myself rooting for them to get back together, all through the book. Even when Clemmie was with someone else. The two of them, they had a special bond with each other and I knew that two of them would end up together. I found myself smiling when she proposed to Clemmie.

I loved books that are written in diary format, it gives the reader more of insight on the character. While reading Another 365 Days I felt I got to know the character more, I also felt like I could connect with her because I knew how she was feeling. I found myself liking Clemmie despite the decisions that she made through the book, such as using Alice. But then at times love can make you make decisions that might not be all that smart. At same time I felt pretty bad for Alice, I could tell that she really liked her. To me, Clemmie at times didn’t seem too confident about what and who she wanted. I felt bad for her, with everything she went through, I would feel unconfident too.

  The book was pretty realistic, it’s a book that a lot of teens can relate to, because it something that a lot of teens go through at some point. I would recommend this book, to teens. It’s worth checking out, giving it a chance.


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