REVIEW: YOUNG JANE YOUNG by GABRIELLE ZEVIN

Adjectives to describe this novel (and why I chose them) :

Quirky – both the characters and their banter made this story both lighthearted and full of life.

Comical – I found myself laughing out loud as I read it! The narrators each had their own tone/voice and all gave me something to laugh about.

Witty – Zevin proved again in this novel that she can write intelligent, well spoken characters of all ages. The characters in this story were no exception.

Exuberant – the story jumped off the pages and into my mind with a pep in its step.

Charming – I could not help but root for the characters as I went throughout the book. Even several of the ones that started out questionable ended up being lovable.

Vibrant – this book was full of color and character. I never felt bored and loved every second from cover to cover.

Sarcastic – I wish I could meet the author in real life to see if she is anything like her characters, but each of them came with their own level of sass and cynicism that I very much appreciated.

This book surprised me in so many ways and the last section evoked surprising emotions in my soul. While the comedy is front and center for a lot of the book, is is a great coming of age story that I will remember for a long time.

Published by jennastopreading

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