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Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert

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mckoran's review

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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mruks's review

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emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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meleah_neely's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

definitely liked this book so much more than GALCB, and while TAHDB will always be my favorite, this book had a different feel. I think that it touched on something more personal and it really helps define and educate people on what it means to be autistic in this world. Honestly, it's more than that-- it battles how to feel NORMAL in this world and how while people in society love to advocate for positivity and to just 'ignore the feeling' it is still a feeling that will always be there. I think the banter (and the...spice..yeah) was my favorite out of all the three books and just in general. The only critique I find is that this book told a lot more than it showed. Eve has a fear of failure and while that was named a lot, it wasn't illustrated. Partly the same can be applied to Jacob. While it's clear he has some form of anxiety or trauma of being 'too much' for the world, I found that explained rather than shown to its full potential, especially considering his past. Something I think TAHDB did well showed those fears between Zafir and Dani, making it feel more real and giving more to their dynamic as a couple. However, I think this book was great overall and I still managed to cry at the end like a baby. I also think that Jacob's past and the epilogue could have been stronger, but that's just me. 

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justkimmithings's review

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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pandalesque's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Witty, dirty, romanitc and heartworming.

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jjenkins's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Beautiful book with diverse characters and an even more unique and perfect love story. I love how relatable this book was while also being a lovely combination of hilarious and emotional. 

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mike_e_l's review

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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bisexualwentworth's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

This book pleasantly surprised me. I shouldn’t have been surprised because I liked Chloe and loved Dani, but I just wasn’t expecting to like Eve much as a character, and I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the tropes that I’d heard were present in this book. But I was very wrong.

This book is light and fun in a way that the other books in the series weren’t quite—though this one does deal with some serious topics. I can see some readers being totally turned off by the whole her hitting him with her car thing, but I felt like it was handled well. I loved the Lake District as a setting, and I also really enjoyed Eve and Jacob as characters.

I related to both of these characters more than was comfortable. I had fun with them. I even tolerated the miscommunications because they were very charming about it. 

But I majorly just came out of this book (and this whole series) really wanting at least one book about Gigi, who has got to be the coolest grandma to ever exist. 

Also, Eve’s music taste is far too gay for her to be straight. Sometimes two siblings are bi. Just saying.

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neotheater's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

cute quick read nd i cant wait to read the others in the series :)

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liaandersson's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

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