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Wednesday, 27 May 2015
(BOOK) First Love - James Patterson
Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson--who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control...
Date Reviewed: 9/11/14
Should You Read This: NO, I FORBID IT!
Age Range: 14+
*THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS BUT PLEASE READ!!*
I have to say, this book was just okay. Then halfway through I just was kind of wondering why James Patterson (who is in fact a good author sometimes)
would write this book and make a The Fault in Our Stars clone. I gave it one star because that is the lowest I can go. I wish I could give it zero. The plot is different then The Fault in Our Stars but then so similar its really sad James. Is a cancer story where the guy dies and the girl lives going to be the new norm? Not saying that John Green was the first to imagine the concept but, please, plagiarism is not at all nice. For those of you who think the similarities are nil, well here's a sort of list:
1) girl and boy met while both had cancer.
2) boy and girl go on trip which helps cultivate love.
3) boy and girl go visit author which girl is obsessed with and also wrote letters too.
4) boy and girl fall in love after realising boy will die.
5) they have sex.
6) boy dies.
7) Girl says okay yes I am sad but will move on.
Anyhow, feel free to read both and let me know which you think is better. Personally John, yours is funnier and better.