Monday, February 18, 2013

Another 365 Days - Review

No, I'm not high or anything like that I'm just happy :) 
I hope you are all having a wonderful week. 

I received a copy of this book via NETGALLEY. I have to thank the publisher for giving me a copy. 


Life’s sweet when you’re seventeen and in love, right? Clemmie Atkins certainly thinks so! She’s still madly in love with her girlfriend, the hot and super-confident EMO, Hannah Harrison, and her irritating sister, HRBH, will soon be leaving home to go to university.

But just when it seems that life is finally pretty darn cool, a new distraction at school threatens to upset everything, and the return of the enigmatic and sexy J with a startling confession confuses things further...

Clemmie has another 365 days to try to get her life back on track...but will it be enough?


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Written as a diary "Another 365 Days" is the story of Clemmie. A simple way to put it is to say that this is the story of another 365 days in Clemmie’s life, a year that takes us in a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings. From love to heartbreak, we wander through deception, betrayal, pain, laughter, fear and a lot of hormones.

Being in love as a teenager is never easy and it is a lot harder if you are not what people expects you to be. Clem is a gay girl who has been in a relationship with Han for a year but nobody knows because they keep it as a secret. She has to live and deals with her feelings in private and with nobody to trust. In order to get some help she starts coming out to people, which I imagine is not an easy task, there’s a lot of fear and doubt involved, and I think the book makes a good job portraying the situations.

The book moves fast because of the style, as a personal diary it not always has daily entries. Sometimes there are short glimpses of her life and others we can read more when something meaningful happens in her day. This allows us to get close to Clem but we only see her point of view. We only get to know the other characters from what she writes, which is why sometimes it’s hard to form an opinion about them but it doesn’t make it any less entertaining.

Clem is way too dramatic at times and because of the strangest circumstances, she has a tendency to make a big deal out of everything and has a hard time making decisions. Besides all this, she is a funny character.

Another 365 Days is a sequel but you can read it as a standalone book because is easy to figure out what happened in the first book. It is a fast reading, funny at times and a with a believable argument about the teenager-gay world.

1 comment:

  1. The premise of this book is quite unappealing to me because of the whole emo aspect. Sometimes I feel it is over sensationalized. However, I do love the idea of the book being written as a diary. I would hope that this method aided the author in making her characters more realistic. Also, the LGBT element sounds interesting. Imagine having to keep your love a secret! As an angst-y teenager that must be a lot to handle. Thanks for sharing!


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