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Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert

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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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crreature's review

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emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced

4.5

I was correct - enjoyed this way more than Dani's story and I think it was entirely down to the fact I read it instead of listening. 

Very cute, suitably steamy, and an overall enjoyable read. I'm struggling with my rating (4 or 5 stars??) because whilst I did have a good time reading this, I think the issue was maybe a bit too much telling and not enough showing. Specifically about Eve's issues. It made her character growth a bit meh because we didn't see any contrast, we were just told about it. Which is great for Eve but bland for the reader. It doesn't have enough meat to it, there's no emotional build up. It was also a little bit insta-love. The book takes place over a two/three WEEK period and the OTT loveydovey shit at the end was A Bit Much for me. I understand they were together, like, all day every day and that can be intense and people can bond quickly, but I still would have preferred a bit of a longer time frame.

On the positive side, the banter between the characters was a highlight, and I raced through it in one sitting. 

5*'s, just because I want to start the year on a high (though I'm not sure it really deserves it).

Edit, 5 minutes later: I've already changed my mind. 4 stars. 

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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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wellwrittenautisticrep's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective 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

5.0

 This book made me fall in love with the idea of love and reconsider the way that I view my autism diagnosis— this book makes me feel so so so beautiful for it. I made the mistake of picking up this book while I was out picking up stuff to help me move and spent my packing time reading this book in one sitting. I recommend it to everyone I really love and think about rereading it every time I pick up a new book. 

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poindextrix's review

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5


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booksandbodylib's review

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emotional funny hopeful 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

COME ON, TALIA HIBBERT! I am just overwhelmed by how much I love the Brown Sisters. I am still waffling between Dani and Eve for my favorite book in the series, but both got a strong five stars from me. Dani's personal journey in this book was v relatable, and so were Jacob's relationship struggles. Anyone else want a Montrose siblings spin-off series?

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samchase112's review

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inspiring 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

4.75

This was utter FLUFF and I absolutely loved it! Eve and Jacob are the sweetest humans alive, and seeing them together is just one big ball of happiness and cuteness. I highly recommend this romance for its autism rep and how it showcases self-confidence and "growing up" as an adult. My only complaint here is that Hibbert sort of...forgot about every character/plot point besides the romance between Jacob/Eve for a good 75% of the middle of the book (the whole time I was just wondering where the parents/worried family was???) but all in all this was a fantastic romance, and the perfect capper to the Brown sisters' trilogy.

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roseamillerg's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75

I just couldn’t bring myself to rate it higher:/

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jessnreads's review

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.25


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feralpoodles's review

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funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted slow-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

4.5

Super cute book!! This was the first Brown sisters book I’ve read (by accident, I’ll probably go back and read the others now!), and I really enjoyed it. Initially I had a tough time getting into the style of the writing, but once I realized they were british and got used to it, I liked the author’s style. It’s pretty cute and fluffy (the pond scene🥺🥺), also a lot spicier than I initially expected! A lot of Eve’s struggles really hit home for me as well, so I personally related/enjoyed reading that. It’s a little formulaic and there’s not a whole lot of plot, but all the characters are very lovable and it’s a good romance, so I don’t mind! Would definitely recommend :)

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