Saturday, August 27, 2016

Book Review: The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the WorldBooks: The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Author: Siobhan Vivian
Published: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of Pages: 419
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Tags: YA, 2.5 Stars, #COYER, Contemporary, Romance

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Source: What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?

While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.

And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.

There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.

Almost.

It’s the end of Aberdeen, but the beginning of Keeley’s first love story. It just might not turn out the way she thought. Because it’s not always clear what’s worth fighting for and what you should let become a memory.


-MY REVIEW-

 "I know that you want to take back whatever happened, but you can't. But you still need to put one foot in front of the other and find a way to keep going."

I went into this book with high expectations. Who can blame me? The book sounded good, I had heard amazing things about the author, and have you seen that cover? In retrospect, my expectations were set too high. 

In this book we follow Keeley as she processes the news about her town being turned into a lake. There are a lot of ups and downs (98% downs), but I would like to think that Keeley learned something though out the experience.

Straight to the point, I despised Keeley. This would have been fine if she was the evil person or the bully, but no, she was the main character. She was so bratty. She would do things thinking that they would help her friends, but there was always something in the for her. I hated her actions, I hated her voice, I hated her ideas. I just really hated her.

I was going into this book expecting a flood battle where everyone is trying to make it out alive. Nope. Just the opposite. We read about Keeley's relationship with Jesse (who I liked a tad bit better than Keeley), and a little bit of how her town was going to be turned into a lake. Honestly, I wanted more of the lake. It was the biggest part of the book that I liked. 

So overall, I didn't really like this book. While I like the political aspect with the lake building, I detested almost every character, and especially hated the romance between Jesse and Keeley. Though I do wish that we saw a little more romance between Keeley and the guy she ends up with.
    

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