Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review: Vintage Veronica by Erica S. Perl

Vintage VeronicaThis book followed Veronica, a teenage girl working at a consignment store. She loves any vintage clothes, and is keen on wearing prom dresses to work. This book is about her summer, and her realization that it's not just about the clothes.

As you can see, I gave this a two star rating. I thought the synposis looked really interesting, but I just wasn't impressed at all with the story line. In my opinion, Veronica was a lousy protagonist. She constantly describes herself as fat and doesn't understand why anyone would want her. Even to the last few chapters she was doing this, and I really just wanted her to buck up and be happy with herself. I don't see her as a good role-model type protagonist.

I think I dislike nearly every character in this book too, which is a big issue. Len was okay, but uhhhm he seemed horny to me. . Bill was the only character I fully liked. And Violet, but does she even count as a character—or pet?

Also, on the horny note, this is book definitely has some racy scenes, which include anything but. I was not expecting that going in, so fair warning to anyone else.
I guess I'd recommend this to some people, but not everyone.

Minimum age: 11 or 12ish
Publishing house: Random House
Publish date: October 11th, 2011

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