April 19, 2013

Review: Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

When rejection comes back to bite you...

Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in.
Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life -- once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friends she couldn't relate to -- now consists of her drinking alone in her room as she waits for the sun to go down.
Michael needs to be invited in before he can enter. All Jordan has to do is say the words...
My fifteen-year-old daughter LOVES to read the books that I get for review so I decided to let HER be the reviewer this time. We are going to do a MOM and ME interview/review for Uninvited by Amanda Marrone. [Please note that I'm going to record her answers EXACTLY how she gives them. Hope you can read Teenagese ;) ]

Did you like the book? How many stars would you give it? ʺYeah, 3.ʺ

Why only 3 stars? ʺOk, I felt like the whole book was building up to this 'thing', you know, the climax. And it happened in the very last....second to last chapter. You're supposed to have the climax in between the middle and the end because it provides for falling action.ʺ

What was the premise of the story? ʺUmmm, this chick named Jordan, uh, who's dead boyfriend visits her every night. Ummm, he's a vampire and he's trying to get her to let him in.ʺ Why? ʺThat's like what it's about. He says he loves her. But in the end you figure out...ʺ (oops!! can't repeat what she said--it would give the WHOLE BOOK away and I don't like spoilers). ʺIt was kind of stupid. I wanted to punch the dude in the face.ʺ
What were some good aspects of the book? ʺSuspenseful. Realistic in a sense other than vampires. She still struggled with teen aged-stuff other than the dude at the window. It was realistic.ʺ
What didn't you like? ʺHer mom and dad had gotten divorced so she was dealing with that so she smoked pot and slept around. I was like, Uhhh, what are you DOING??ʺ
Was the writing good? ʺUmm, yeah, yeah. She wasn't one of those chicks who has three word sentences like 'She ran'.ʺ
My daughter is emo but very against drugs, alcohol, and negative teen aged-decisions. She's pretty level-headed and she's in advanced English. She agreed that this book was well-written but she didn't like the bad choices that the protagonist, who has the same name as my daughter, made. Therefore, she gives it a three star rating.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with my daughter and I!! If you have any questions or comments for Jordan, put them in the comment section below and I'll have her answer them.
Publisher- Simon Pulse
Reviewer Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by~Cindi
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