AUTHOR: Tess Oliver
RATING: 3 STARS (3.5 STARS)
PUBLISHED: August 2011 - Tess Oliver
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"Everything has always come easy to Jake West. But when Amy, the girl obsessed with him, commits suicide, the entire town of Raynesville is quick to blame Jake. Now Amy’s cousin, Dani, has moved into town. And suddenly Jake has an obsession of his own. Dani Spencer has always dreamed of a home and normal life. When her beloved cousin and grandmother die, her wild, impetuous mother inherits their house in Raynesville. With Amy’s diary in hand, Dani intends on finding out what happened to her cousin. And there’s an obvious place to start . . . Jake West, the guy who broke Amy’s heart."
A Little Less Girl by Tess Oliver was a suspenseful and romantic novel that covered some serious young adult issues in an entertaining way. The storyline was unique and intriguing. The “bad guy” was pretty obvious, in my opinion, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the story. There were some emotional and heartbreaking events that happened in the course of this novel, but I wouldn’t classify this novel as a depressing or heartbreaking. More than anything, this novel made me really happy. I had a magnificent time reading this story and cheering for Dani and Jake.
Amy was a remarkable character. Even though she isn’t a living, breathing character, she came to life through her journal entries. She was funny. She was a dreamer. She was a romantic. She had a tragic ending, but she was a fabulous person while she lived.
I gave A Little Less Girl by Tess Oliver 3 STARS (3.5 STARS). I recommend this novel to young adults looking for an exciting, romantic, and suspenseful read.