Monday, October 27, 2014

2014 book 252

Cristina Moracho's Althea and Oliver
Althea and Oliver are teenage best friends who have a lot to deal with when they realize Althea is in love with Oliver, and then Oliver comes down with a narcolepsy-like disease that puts him to sleep for weeks at a time. I mostly liked this--Oliver is sympathetic, and Althea is pretty realistic--and liked the way things went for their relationship, but was not super into the place where Althea ends up. (I just really felt for her dad. I also was never really the sort to find squalor romantic.) Sorry to be vague, I'm trying to avoid spoilers. Very readable, for sure. B/B+.

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