Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Textrovert By: Lindsay Summers

Author: Lindsey Summers
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: May 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 235
Rating: 3.5/5
Can you fall in ♥ with someone you’ve never met?

Summer is nearly over and Keeley is about to start her senior year when disaster strikes: she picks up the wrong cell phone by mistake. 😞 Just her luck that it belongs to Talon, a totally arrogant jock 🏈 who’s just left for football camp—with her phone. Keeley doesn’t know him, but they’ll need to rely on each other to forward their messages for an entire week.

Talon is so full of himself, but Keeley quickly discovers he’s funny, too—at least his texts are. 😅 And he listens to Keeley—which is more than anyone else does. Texting Talon, she can be more than just the quiet twin sister of a popular boy. Texting Talon, she can be the outgoing person she’s always wanted to be. Soon the two are falling for each other, hard.

But when true identities are revealed and secrets are exposed, will Keeley’s feelings stay the same?

I would like to thanks Chapters Indigo for sending me this book for review! Not going to lie, just the cover work is so enticing, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

Okay, so there were some amazing and great aspects to this novel, but at the same time, I felt like there could have been SO MUCH MORE to it to make it that much better!! If it was made for a New Adult story instead of a YA, I think that it could have made the entire novel heightened.

I will say that besides it being a short read, it really was fast paced and I really did want to know what else was going to happen. Although I didn't really expect that they would meet one another so fast into the novel, I totally thought that it would have prolonged a little bit more. Realistically I feel like the book could have been expanded to give more of a pull with both Keeley and Talon through them texting one another. Something I do have to get off my chest. "Baby Doll" oh me oh my. Every single time I read that call that Talon kept saying to Keeley, I just wanted to reach my hands into the book and slap him silly. Like he is a teenager, who (WHO) calls a girl baby doll?!?

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Keeley and her brother really do have a different type of relationship. She really adores her twin brother, and I completely understand having a brother whose there for you, and will protect you. However there were certain moments where her brother basically went all "You're my sister and you have to like who I like and hate who I hate without any reason." and I could just feel the tension that Keeley had, trying to figure out for herself if she could trust Talon as well as trying to help her brother get into the school of his dreams.

"There are a lot of qualities I admire in a person, but one of the biggest is the ability to say you're sorry. I'm not talking about the quick apologies people say when they accidentally bump into someone, but the deep, heartfelt apologies that strip you of your ego and humble you before a person you've wronged."

This quote right here was probably the biggest and most impressive one I read from this book. It says SO MUCH about the characters, and people in life as well. I think that this is one of my favourite quotes I've read because it really speaks wonders.

When you start, you get a sense that Keeley is just a quiet type of girl who doesn't really speak her mind, and is always there for her "Football Star" brother. There are moments in the novel that speak about colleges and the future and I really like that because it kind of makes people think about that (Especially if they're around the same age)

This novel from front to back was all kinds of swoon-worthy moments and it was a really cute story between Keeley and Talon. I think for me that really made me love it--other than that quote-- was when she finally stood up for herself and began making choices that SHE wanted to make with her own thoughts and opinions. There was one particular moment where Keeley's brother kind of freaked out over something that was pretty significant to the highschool/football world (Which I had no idea really, and I don't want to spoil it) and I thought that all hell was going to break loose. I could feel the betrayal, hurt and anger seeping through the pages it was crazy! When she finally chose for herself and not because someone was wanting her to do it, I was rooting for her. It was about time that she stood up for herself, and I loved it!

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Some other quotable moments from the book were also pretty significant too.

"...From what I've seen, the you that you are right now is pretty great."

"At what point does a person get forgiven?"

Overall this was a pretty good read. It was a cutesy story with some (Call it maybe) forbidden love, trust, heartache, and a lot of difficult decisions while also figuring out who you are. I think that there could have been some more heightened moments in the book, especially if it was geared more for the NA style rather than YA. 

That's all for my review of Textrovert, I hope you enjoyed it! If you're looking for a quick, fast paced read with a cute love-story, I would definitely check this out!

So until the next time, Keep Reading!

Your Graduated Bookworm!! :)

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