Hope you’re all enjoying the sunny weather this weekend! As I have quite a few posts planned for the next few weeks, I thought I’d do mini reviews of the last few books I’ve read in one post, otherwise it’ll be a while until I next do a book review. Two are Young Adult Fiction, and one is an Autobiography.
Even before I started reading An Abundance of Katherines, I knew it wouldn’t be as good as John Green’s other books. For starters, the whole premise is ridiculous – a guy who has dated 19 girls called Katherine, really? However, I persevered with An Abundance of Katherines since it was quite intriguing and there were a few moments that made me laugh. Nevertheless, I did get quite fed up with all the formula and footnotes on every page – I didn’t want to have to keep looking at the bottom of the page all the time so I just skimmed over most of the footnotes. I also thought that none of the main characters were particularly likeable, especially Colin, who was too obsessed with formulae and very whiny.
As I absolutely adore cats, it’s no surprise that I enjoyed The World According to Bob. For those of you who aren’t aware, The World According to Bob is the sequel to the bestselling novel A Street Cat Named Bob, which was adapted into a film at the end of last year. it follows a recovering drug addict called James Bowen who goes on adventures around London with his new best friend, Bob the Cat. The World According to Bob is a little bit more explicit than A Street Cat Named Bob, and some of the subplots are similar, but it is still a heartwarming read. You don’t really need to be familiar with A Street Cat Named Bob to understand what’s going on in the book. I’d recommend The World According to Bob to anyone who enjoyed Marley and Me and loves cats (or animals in general) as much as I do!
I went into Rules of Attraction not expecting much, since I tend to enjoy first books more than their sequels. However, Rules of Attraction was a pleasant surprise, and I almost enjoyed it as much as Perfect Chemistry. Rules of Attraction focuses on Alex’s younger brother Carlos, who is a bit of a rebel and isn’t too keen on living in the US, away from his family in Mexico. However, after meeting a girl called Kiara, Carlos reveals his softer side and realises that maybe sometimes it is good to obey the rules.
Unsurprisingly, Rules of Attraction is cheesy and predictable, just like Perfect Chemistry. However, it’s also quite emotional. I loved the romance between Carlos and Kiara, and I’m so glad that Alex and Brittany made an appearance. I can’t wait to read Chain Reaction, which centres on Luis, the youngest Fuentes brother!
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them?