Friday, December 16, 2011
There You'll Find Me - Jenny B. Jones
"There You'll Find Me" is a teenage romance written by Jenny B. Jones, who you may remember from "Save the Date," which was one of my very first book reviews on this blog. "There You'll Find Me" highlights the more serious concepts of overcoming grief, dealing with emotional issues, and working through the past. The author uses humor (the hallmark of a novel by Jenny B. Jones) to convey the important messages, so the reader never feels depressed. The romance is well-written and age appropriate.
The characters of the story strongly resemble modern day Paris Hilton (daughter of a wealthy American hotelier) and Robert Pattison (one of the stars from the Twilight series) with a modest, Christian twist. The premis of the story is that Finley flies to Ireland as a foreign exchange student in an effort to track her deceased brother's journey. She does this so that she can connect with his memory and move on in her grief. When she meets Beckett, the vampire movie star, and gets to know him sparks fly (in a rather subdued, safe way) and new situations arise that she needs to work through.
Overall, the book is well-written for the age group that it is intended, but I don't feel that it should be considered an adult novel. I would recommend it to girls ages 15-18.
I received this book as a complimentary review copy from BookSneeze in exchange for a fair and honest review.