Now that I’m a full fledged school student, I don’t have as much time to read books. (Okay, I was always a student, but now I’m legitimately busy.) Consequently, the books I read are limited to the consistently lauded YA books and books I’m interested in on Netgalley. Finding Home is part of the latter. It’s from Netgalley.
Which isn’t a particularly good choice, I realize now.
Before I read the summary, I thought Finding Home was about a girl trying to find herself and create her family consisting of friends. And I suppose it is, if you’re the daughter of a really famous musician and you’re trying to not be recognized. That’s Amy, the main character of Finding Home. She’s not exactly on the best terms with her dad after she started acting up. So when she gets sent to her aunt’s house, you can guess she’s pretty upset.
After all, she has to go to school. The horrors! GASP! And then she can’t decide between two guys. And then there’s some serious stuff too, but
I’m too lazy to talk about that stuff. Talking about the plot would spoil you way too much. I’m not a fan of Finding Home’s plot. However, it wasn’t the synopsis that got me so much as the way the events were introduced.
Now, let’s talk about the rest. Amy is possibly the whiniest character I’ve ever had to read about. Now, I know she’s a teen, and teenagers are supposed to be whiny and all, but Amy takes complaining to a new level. Characters who talk all day but don’t actually do a thing annoy me the most. Hence, Amy ended up annoying me like crazy. Additionally, the fact that she happened to be the protagonist didn’t help either. She’s just such a shallow character who pities herself way too much in the beginning.
As for the guy she ends up with, I so did not enjoy the romance. It wasn’t even romance at all. She doesn’t treat the guy right, and she still ends up with him. And I can’t say the guy’s name, but he’s probably the most boring character ever in terms of personality. I feel like his character changes throughout the book depending on the author’s ideas of what would happen.
There you have it, my review of Finding Home. However, as I am the person who literally trashes almost every single book I’ve read, I suggest giving Finding Home a try if the plot intrigues you.
Rating: 3 out of 10
Publisher: Escape Publishing (October 1st, 2013)
ISBN #: 9780857990914