Review – Understudy by Cheyanne Young

UnderstudyUnderstudy by Cheyanne Young

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 5 Stars

-Book Description: 4

-Cover: 5

-Plot: 3.5

-Creativity: 3.5

-Grammar: 3.5

-Simile Use: 5 (minimal usage)

-Description: 5 (very well written)

-Show And Tell Balance: 5

The cover of this book is what initially drew me in, it promised a quick cute romance, and the description only helped to build this impression. That is exactly what this novel delivered. In the novel, Wren a senior in high school, is looking for a scholarship and needs some extra credits in theater to do it. The only problem? Her annoyingly immature aunt. Now, some people would say, this woman is an adult–why is she acting like this? The truth is, many people don’t grow up and there are people out there as self-centered as Wren’s aunt. While she was annoying, I loved the fact that Mrs. Young put an adult character that acts like a child in her book. It’s a bold move. Many times people can’t stand this sort of portrayal, but it is utterly realistic. Also realistic was the voice that was given to Wren. She acted like a teenager, thought like a teenager, fell in love like a teenager, and made stupid mistakes and assumptions as a teenager. Mrs. Young captured the way a 17 year old, or at least one much like myself at that age, thinks. Not only that, there was the adorable bad boy every one is afraid of, while stereotypical, the way it was written still felt fresh and new, plus I love a guy in Converse shoes! Overall, the plot and creativity where perfect for a quick read and the way the author didn’t use similies or provide ornate descriptions was great. She let the characters and their actions tell the story — now that’s my kind of book!

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