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Green Valentine Review #OzYA

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4.5/5 stars

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Firstly, I loved the themes explored in this book. Guerrilla gardening + change + school + romance + family and friends = awesome plot. The setting was interesting and unique, although sometimes a bit overly gloomified (is that even a word?).
Secondly, I enjoyed the diversity of the characters, however, I felt like some were not explored to as much depth as others, and it was up to the reader to fill in the empty slots.
Thirdly, the pacing and narrative arc were quite well-executed, and the shocking reveals were placed very well in the story.
The ending made me feel good. However, one drawback: at times the story felt a bit rushed and did not meet a solid end like it should have.
All in all, it was an inspiring and educational read that I highly recommend.

9 comments

inky State Library Victoria

"Gloomified' is a great word! I also really enjoyed this book.

25th Nov, 19
silene

Haha thanks - and that's great, it is an awesome read

25th Nov, 19
bookwithbane

Lili Wilkinson has such a diverse range of books and topics! How does she come up with her ideas? Cults to eco-movements to doomsday prepping and much more!

25th Nov, 19
silene

Yeah Ikr! :)

25th Nov, 19
lozza

"Gloomified is not a word, but it can be your signature made up word..."

28th Nov, 19
silene

haha ja :)

28th Nov, 19
lozza

In reply to silene

Ja, toll!

30th Nov, 19
tanzeem

I know! this book was not my style but I absolutely loved it!

2nd Dec, 19
silene

it's good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

1st Jan, 20