Sweet - YA Review by Evan W

Reader: Evan W.
Age: 13
Title: Sweet
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pub Date: 06/02/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book started out as a great idea, and just got really boring. I liked the idea that Solu was a weight-loss drug that started working almost too well, but as soon as everybody who took it started turning into a rampaging zombie type thing, it just got really boring. Again, I like the idea behind this book, it was just poorly executed. The plot wasn't very good, and is overused. For example, how many books are there where there are a few people left who have to escape a very dangerous place without being killed. It just isn't interesting. Also, the character development wasn't the best. It was just not a very good book overall.
Memorable or Forgettable: I didn't really think it was interesting, and that made it kind of forgettable. Also, the characters and the plot weren't very good, so that was something forgettable.
Cover: It kind of reflected the contents. The title was floating in the ocean like the ship in the book, and it was leaking blood. I didn't really get why everything was upside down, though.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 3Q - Readable
Popularity: 3P - Some teen appeal

tags: horror / romance / ya lit

No comments: