Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Reviews - True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Review, this week it is a contemporary called True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager.

As always, a synopsis:


Landry Albright just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically "unfriend" her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it. 








I thought this book was good, but nothing spectacular. The narrator of the story is a 13 year old girl and it was fairly obvious. Maybe that was why I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped to.

I found that Landry's problems were a little too childish for my liking. Keeping in mind I read this book in the midst of Colleen Hoover's Confess where the problems are a little more in depth than just getting ahead in a modelling competition and losing your grade 8 pals.

None of my gripes with the book have to do with the writing of the story or the author herself, I just feel like overall, it was a little too naive for my liking.

If I was a little younger, I would be able to appreciate it better, but in the end I gave it 3/5 stars on Goodreads.

Thanks so much to the author for providing me a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.