Review: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

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2/5 stars!

Sarah Dessen books usually make me cry a good cry. This book did make me want to cry but only because I never ever expected to give the YA Romance Queen’s book a two star rating. *sniffs*

I really tried to like it but everything I look for in her novels are missing in Once and for All. Usually her books don’t have exciting plots but I still find them substantial. Here I thought it was just slow and dull. I couldn’t connect with the characters which is a first for my Sarah Dessen experience. Honestly, it breaks my heart to be saying all these things about the book.

I usually don’t mind insta-love as long as it’s done right or at least realistically but insta-love in my opinion can only be as instant as at least a week. One night though where everything happens including you know what already and saying “I love yous” is just stretching it too far. I would have forgiven this epic romantic failure had there been a great character development but alas, there wasn’t so I’m just gonna keep crying.

The only thing consoling me is the knowledge that I saved her other older books Along for the RideLock & Key and The Truth About Forever because I have a feeling they will revive my love for the queen. Please don’t be discouraged. If you want to read her books, I suggest you start with the other ones I have already read and loved. Someone Like YouThis Lullaby and my favorite so far Just Listen.

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Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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