Hello everyone! Hope all of you are doing good.
Today is my stop on the blog tour of All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner. The tour is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours and I’m so glad to have the chance to share my thoughts on this beautiful book with you guys!
Book : All Our Worst Ideas
Author : Vicky Skinner
Published by : Swoon Reads
Publication date : August 11th 2020
Genres : Contemporary, Young Adult
Personal Rating : 4/5 stars
Two teens who have nothing in common work together at a record store in All Our Worst Ideas, a powerful and voice-driven YA novel from Vicky Skinner.
When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly.
Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy—his complete opposite—but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother.
As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver.
My thoughts on the book :
I love it when the story inside a book is as beautiful as the cover outside. I’m so happy that this was the case for All Our Worst Ideas. It was such a well-written novel, and is definitely taking a place in my list of YA favorites.
All Our Worst Ideas was a wonderful break from all the adult books that I’ve been reading since the last month. I needed to read a book with characters around my age, and then this book came to my rescue! Lately, I am kind of losing touch with cheesy books, ( Does this happen when you’re living the last teen year of your life? Insert sad emoji) so I felt really happy while reading AOWI – the book is heart-warming, swoon-worthy and so perfectly relatable.
From the beginning to the end, I was stunned by how much I could I connect to the main characters. The storyline swiftly shifts from the POVs of Amy and Oliver. We get to see an in-depth view of how they face the insecurities that comes in life when someone is crossing the bridge that leads to adulthood. I loved how the story wasn’t solely focused on the romance between Amy and Oliver, but also highlighted how they dealt with huge life decisions, along with their deepest fears.
I was impressed with how the author included Music as an important part of the storyline. It made the book a whole lot better! Can’t wait to read more of her books. ❤
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Vicky Skinner was born and raised in Texas, where she started writing novels about kissing cute boys when she was fifteen and eventually earned a BA in Literary Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. She’s a full-time writer, a part-time runner, and she currently lives in Dallas with her husband.
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/vickyskribenten
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