Monday, June 17, 2013

Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler Review

"For Daphne, the glass is always half full, a situation is better managed with a dab of lip gloss, and the boy of her dreams—the one she's read about in all of her novels—is waiting for her just around the corner.
For Gabby, nothing ever works out positively; wearing any form of makeup is a waste of study time, and boys will only leave you heartbroken. Her best friend, Mule, is the only one who has been there for her every step of the way. 
But when the richest boy in town befriends Gabby, and Daphne starts to hang out more and more with her best and only friend, Mule, Gabby is forced to confront the emotional barriers she has put up to stop the hurting. And for once, her sassiness may fall prey to her definition of stupidity."

WOW! What a great read!

Sass and Serendipity will make you want to read the original book, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (I'm so curious about Sense and Sensibility.)

Sass and Serendipity is a hilarious and crazy book. Sass and Serendipity will attract the attentions of younger readers, usually around twelve to fifteen. It's cute, but not realistic or believable. Despite that, I love Sass and Serendipity.

The plot... Written and created brilliantly by Jennifer Ziegler. Every twist and turn was so incredible that this book is almost on my recommended list. 

The writing... AMAZING! Beautiful. This is an author who can really piece sentences together. Descriptions of the girls were so deep and realistic. 

The sister relationship: Gabby and Daphne are sisters. They are not so close. One favors her father. The other favors their mother. One daughter-parent relationship will be shattered and reformed. Another one will heal again. 

Sass and Serendipity is not exactly a "Surprise! Haha! You didn't see before I hit your!" Everything was obvious, but how Jennifer Ziegler wrote the 'how' they go there was amazing. It was clever and ingenious. 

The sisters:

Gabby: The clever one. She is intelligent yet cold towards the people around her. She once wasn't like that until an horrible accident took her beloved away.

Daphne: The ignorant one. She doesn't really know anything. She is confused and lost in the world. All she had was her father and her fairy tales to guide her. The character growth of Daphne was outrageous in a good way. 

Rating: Four out of Five.

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