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REVIEW : Four Doors Down by Emma Doherty

 
 

July 5, 2016

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

 

Title :              Four Doors Down

Author :           Emma Doherty

Series :            n/a

Release date :   5 July 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

Blurb : Becca McKenzie is just trying to make it through her senior year of high school. She has good friends and a gorgeous boyfriend but Ryan Jackson, the bane of her existence, keeps popping up everywhere. She doesn’t care that they were best friends for years. She doesn’t care that their moms are close and therefore she hears more about him that she’d ever care to know. She doesn’t care that their mutual friend, Jake, keeps pushing them all to hang out together, and she especially doesn’t care that the rest of the school bows down and worships him. Becca decided years ago that he wasn’t worth her time and nothing, NOTHING, is going to change her mind.

 

Review : Gosh – help me – Becca McKenzie must have been the most annoying and dense heroine that I read in a novel that I ever read so far. It is actually a wonder that she made it to her senior year in high school.

 

Ah – now I can already see the wheels in your head start turning – how can a book with that review opening get 4 Stars from me – you wonder? Right ?

 

Well I guess it’s the writing talent of Emma Doherty that she managed to write “Four Doors down” in such an engaging way that even an annoying character will not keep you from reading further– I can not remember and I did not count the number of times I thought can this girl really be THAT dense ?

 

I even went so far to imagine what a movie with this plot might look like… and at that moment I understood something. Becca might be the most dense character I have ever encountered so far – but I actually enjoyed reading about her. 

 

Even if only to try and wrap my brain around the fact that she really had literally NO IDEA what was going on. It was like OUT in the open – WIDE for anyone to see – even a blind person could have FELT the vibes and the tension.

 

But Becca was happily oblivious in her own little reality.

 

I am not sure if that was the authors intension because usually characters are written in a way that the reader can connect WITH them (which sorry to say was not possible in any way with her).

 

But somehow – once I made my piece with that fact – the whole plot became actually pretty damn funny and I felt so sorry for Ryan at times (scratch that – it was really MOST of the time – he was such a nice person and really had the patience of a saint).

 

I might even go so far to say that it was Becca – that was the bane of Ryan’s existence and not the other way around like the blurb suggests …

 

If you think the Blurb sounds interesting – you should really try the book – just be patient with Becca – #still laughing …

 

be really patient #yes still laughing

 

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