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Review: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Once and for All

 

Rating: ☆☆☆.5
Audience: Teen, some language (including f*), one love scene, some kissing, speaks of violence
Length: 358 pages
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 6th, 2017
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads

 

LEFT WANTING MORE.

While cute and charming as a whole, this book left me wanting more to the story.

Ambrose was suuper cute and I really enjoyed his character, but everyone else was a standard Rom-Com story.

The reasons Louna is hurting and resistant to Ambrose are yes, horrible, but I found the execution lacking. It turns out to be more of an instant love for Louna and Ethan. This formatting made it hard for me to feel for her. There was an attempt to build up emotion that didn’t work well for me.

The ending was good, except for how Ben was dealt with. I also thought that addition seemed odd and out-of-place, as if trying to drag the book a little longer to really put the ! on the ending.

Ambrose and Louna were quirky and made me laugh during their encounters. I wish there was more focus on that aspect and that she had the chance to tell her [Louna] story.

Some language, a love scene, some kissing, and does talk about violence.

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