Dec 8, 2012

Review: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

The Fine Art of Truth or DareAuthor: Melissa Jensen
Publisher: Speak
Number of Pages: 280

"Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy
Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?"

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen was not a book that I practically liked. I found about this book from the my sister and I instantly wanted to read it. The cover was just so amazing and the whole Truth:/Dare: thing was really creative. It sounded like a cliche but I usually end up liking cliches. I gave it a try and now I'm just upset that I wasted all that time reading it. The synopsis on the top makes the book sound really cool, but the synopsis on the back of the book is like 2 truth statements and 2 dare statements. Reallyyyy vague...

While the plot was good there were some things that I found really stupid. For one there was the whole skateboarding thing while Ella was in the random anyone? Then there was the whole thing with Edward Willing. She talked to him on a daily basis...stupid. Is this girl whack? Seriously, WTF?!?!?

This book was just way to weird for me and these random things would come up that didn't even make sense to the book. Like Daniel was he a necessary character?
There was also this random skateboard scene where these skateboards rode past her. Usually in a book those kind of disruptions are to pull a character out of thought or cut them out of a haze, but here it was just a random occurrence. I think the author might have put these type of random things in the book to make the book longer. Just so she know more is not necessarily better. Short books can be just as good. 

What are your thoughts on this book? I really would like to know.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars!

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