Friday, June 13, 2014
Things I Know About Love, by Kate Le Vann
I started out really liking this book. Olivia was wonderful and her recounting of her first boyfriends was poignant and realistic -- the sheer authenticity of the feelings and actions of the boys and her reaction to them were enchanting. And when she meets Adam, the romance really grew organically and felt right. Olivia is such a self-effacing and modest girl that it is hard for the reader not to embrace her. All of which makes Le Vann's decision on how to end the story particularly brutal and cruel (and largely unnecessary!). I don't reveal endings as a policy, so I can't tell you much more than that, but the ending basically ruined the story.