Rating: 3 Stars
In this poignant, realistic, contemporary YA by a state master list star, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman, a young songwriter builds a substitute family with her friends in place of the broken family she grew up with.
A hip high school girl who loves music, writes songs, and is desperate for a ukelele, learns to her shock that her father did not abandon her years ago and has been trying to keep in touch. She begins to investigate him, only to discover that he has a new life with a new family, including the perfect stepdaughter, a girl who Minerva despises.
I got this book, in exchange for a review. One of my first on NetGalley.
I wanted to love this book, The book blurb doesn’t sound that bad. But flat is a word that describes this read for me.
It also had a couple things that made me shake my head.
I did love the two main characters, they had a close bond, and a great friendship. So, that element made it a fast read (easily read in a couple hours) I also liked that the romance was non existent. Until the last line, but it didn’t seem there was a whole lot to this story.
She grows up with out a father, thinking he abandoned her. Only to find out the truth.
Really, until that part of the story I could of put it down and really never felt I was missing anything.
I would of liked to see things come out sooner than they did and maybe seen how they dealt with that storm.
As for the shaking of my head – who is going to Google, their parents first names and come up with a photo on the first results?!!? Google may be fast but it isn’t magic.
I was also driven a little insane by Mineva’s inability to tell her mother that she didn’t like something. She ran away from any kind of conflict. Not helping the story in my eyes.
This is a good book if you want a fast read, something to lose a couple hours in. Or something to break yourself out of a reading rut. But it isn’t something I would read again.
Get Happy was a 3 star read for me.