Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru by Tera Lynn Childs

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
By: Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: September 14, 2015

When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

This book was absolutely adorable in every possible way.  I love when things work out the way they are supposed to even if for a while it doesn’t seem like it will.  Loved every minute of Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru.  Tera Lynn Childs did an amazing job writing this story of these two semi delinquent art kids.  Oh how the troubles continue!

We meet Sloane as she is just recently shipped out of NY to Texas, hating the idea of being anywhere that isn’t NY Sloane tries her hardest to prove to her mother that she deserves to go back home to NY.  Of course there are some rules as in not getting in any trouble and not hanging out with the boy next door as he is trouble too.  But of course you know what happens they go to the same school and drive together every day they are bound to become friends, and maybe even more than just friends.  But Sloane is trying to be strong because she really wants to go back to NY. 

Tru definitely turns out to be a very decent guy who Sloane can’t seem to stay away from, or stop thinking about.  But their friendship is a strong connection, they divulg3e secrets to one another which brings them even closer.  It’s a very cute story of friendship growing to may more than just friends but it’s the journey along the way that matters.  The trust they have for one another without even really knowing the other.  It’s sweet, adorable and had me smiling all the way through.

Of course there was some conflict, but you will have to read the book to find out what it was, all I can say is I wasn’t expecting that.  It just really shows you who your friends are and you can’t trust everyone you meet right away.  The story, the setting and the characters were all very fabulous.  I liked them all and wish I could go to art school even though I’m not too artistic but they seem like a fun bunch, and the classes seem like even more fun.  All schools should be as carefree, but oh well you get what you pay for right? 

I would have given this an even bigger rating but really there was only one part of the story that bothered me, maybe it didn’t seem so significant to the overall picture but it was there it was mentioned and I really think it should have been addressed a little more.  I’m talking about the short stint of domestic abuse that is mentioned in the book, not everyone can handle it but reaching out is definitely the first step.  That’s all I have to say about it, just wishing there was a resolution there as well.

Overall the book was adorable I loved it and would definitely recommend it to anyone.  The author did a great job of introducing us to her characters and the conflicts in their lives.  Not to mention the budding friendship between Tru and Sloane.  So Sweet, smiling all the way through the end!  Great cover too, would definitely pick it up to see what it was about based off the cover.  Seems the two on there are sharing a very special bond with one another.   

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC (Entangled Crush), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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