Book Review of “Heartfall” by J.B. McGee
Claire Ross has never been good enough. Not for the girls in the elite group of dancers in her class and certainly not for the approval of her ballet teacher, Mr. Robins. She definitely doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. Simply put, she doesn’t love herself, so how could she possibly love someone else?
After twelve years of friendship, Sebastian Reyes’ adoring gaze holds more. They soon find themselves unable to control their feelings for one another.
When tragedy strikes, Claire finds herself in a very unlikely and unfavorable position. Regardless of the weight of the emotion, she must make difficult decisions that impact the rest of her life.
Will Claire see that her true love has been right in front of her? Happily ever after isn’t just for fairy tales. To get hers, all she has to do is trust, open her heart and fall. (from Amazon)
**I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest review** I rate it a 2.5 out of 5 stars
This book has left me very conflicted. I honestly don’t know how to review it. Part of me hated it, part of me liked it. It was very cliché, parts of it came across as very immature, and very unrealistic. The writing style reminding me of how my 12-year-old daughter writes stories. Or, during a movie or t.v. show when the actor says a very cheesy one-liner, and you’re left thinking “uhh” There was a lot of cheese in this book.
My source of confusion is, Did the author write it like that on purpose, because the main character is a 16-year-old girl? Or is this truly her writing style? This book is done it two parts, First part she is 16, Second part she is 18. There is a difference in the way each part is written, but I still could not get over how cliché and unrealistic it was. I am in my thirties, and a bulk of my books are YA, and normally I never feel like something was too young for me to read. But I think this clearly was. In that same token, I do not think I would recommend this to a young girl to read either, as it glamorize teenagers having intercourse, and the repercussions of unprotected sex. Everyone got a Happily Ever After, and that is not real life. unfortunately for me, the best part of the book was the epilogue. To me, that’s what the book should have been written about.
I read a lot of reviews that said this book was breathtakingly beautiful, and beautifully and breathtakingly wrote. So obviously this book is different for everyone. The cover is beautiful though.