Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Finding Yvonne By: Brandy Colbert

Finding Yvonne
Author: Brandy Colbert
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Published: August 2018
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 276
Rating: 3.5/5
Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school.

Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He’s mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.

First, I would like to thank Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

Okay so I'm just going to say that I felt like the second half of this book was better than the first. Which is hard to say because it's not that large of a book. I also felt like there could have been more to the story, like there was just something missing for me to put it over the edge.

I did enjoy the story and I really wanted to know what was going to happen throughout the story, but I have to say the ending came so quickly and I totally didn't expect it to happen so fast. I feel like it sort of fell flat for me.

Yvonne definitely grew from the beginning to the end, but there were moments I felt like she personally didn't connect with people because there was something wrong with them in her eyes. 

I do think that a lot of people can connect to her story and what to do after high school ends. It's a big part of our life, and I think that all the uncertainty was well written into the book, because a lot of people feel the same way as Yvonne. Not being good enough, family, your future, and your passions...

Overall this was a good book, but I feel like it had the potential to be even more powerful. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the pregnancy and all the events leading up to that, but I felt like it was just kind of thrown in, when there could've been something stronger to make me LOVE it.

Anyway, that's all for my review, I hope you enjoyed it, and be sure to check it out!

So until the next time, Keep Reading!
Your Graduated Bookworm!! :)

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