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The Chaos of Standing Still, by Jessica Brody

carolin007's review

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3.0

I hoped to like it more but I just feel like something was missing.
At the beginning I did enjoy reading it and read the first 100 pages in a short amount of time but then I could not bring myself to continue it until now and I can't say that it could capture my attention till the last 50-100 pages of the book.

In addition to that I had a hard time connecting with Ryn and I know she was grieving and it was devastating for her but I know what grief feels like and don't relate. On the other hand everybody has a different way of dealing with loss and that 's completely fine.

All in all it wasn't the best book for me however I enjoyed parts of the book and it wasn't all bad because I was fond of Muppet Guy and their meetings.

quoththeravenclaw's review

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4.0

I slumped hard while reading this book, so it took me forever to finish. However, I don't think it's this book's fault. I quite enjoyed it, even if maybe I wasn't as much in the mood for a contemporary as I thought I was.

I enjoyed the protagonist's journey in this book. Grief is something that is hard to tackle, and when it is, I rarely see characters mourning the untimely death of a friend their age.

The only thing that I didn't love was that the main character was in therapy, but I'm not sure that the portrayal was as positive as it could have been.

clairemarquis's review

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5.0

Honestly this book ticked all my boxes. It was dramatic, awkward, cute and very funny. Loved it!

kassiopeia's review

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2.0

DNF

The book felt extremely long and boring for me. I didn’t really care about Xander and the other side characters kinda annoyed me at times. I did enjoy our main character Ryn and Lottie and the way We would see little flashbacks of Lottie and who she was.

trulyness's review

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3.0

An okayish read.

_rachelreads_'s review

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2.0

I was so intrigued by this book and yet ended up disappointed. Jessica Brody's story about Ryn Gilbert, who spends a day trapped in the Denver airport on the anniversary of her best friend's death in a drunk driver accident, felt too pat and too long. This just didn't emotionally resonate with me .

delprenr's review

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3.0

Very quick read, but ultimately forgettable.

rellaviir's review

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4.0

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this.
I loved it!! Our main character is struggling with her best friend dying a year ago. And while the 1 year anniversary is coming up, we follow Ryn, who is stuck at DIA during a blizzard.
I loved following her and watching her cope. It is a sad, but very happy story at the same time. I highly recommend this read!!

nuifebrianti's review

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4.0

This is good. Fun. Sad. Exciting. And such an enjoyable read.
I loved the writing style. I liked Ryn's voice. And I adored Xander, Siri, Lottie.

megmin's review

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5.0

maybe 4.5