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Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert

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kfmcf's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • 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

3.5


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folded_between_pages_of_books's review

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

3.5


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teacupsandfirereads'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

4.0

And that's a wrap on the Brown sisters' journey. And what a ride it was. I don't really like picking favourite characters in a series like this where each book focuses on a different character. However, I do believe Eve and Chloe are tied as my favourites. Though I liked Dani in her own right too.

What I enjoyed about Eve was her journey to independence, self discovery and self actualization. I could relate to this as the youngest of two sisters who are very very different. Jacob is such a character. He has a cold façade the gives way to a much warmer personality. I enjoyed the journey of them coming together, though the communication trope is not my favourite. It felt like this book was over before it even began and like the other sisters, I wanted more. I appreciate the autism representation, though I personally cannot speak to the accuracy of it. Though I do believe it is an own-voice, so I also don't feel it is my place.

Overall, this was a lovely story with a little bit of everything. It was a great close to the series. I believe that those that enjoy romance (with steam) and a fun and easy read should not hesitate to pick up  this series up.

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fromjuliereads's review

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

4.0

I really enjoyed this, despite my least favourite trope of the miscommunication. Loved the story and that the characters from the previous books made appearances! I also loved Montrose and his sisters, Alex and Tessa. I want stories about them??? 

I am rating this 4 stars for now, but searching for some reviews about the autism rep - since I cannot find any and cannot speak to that rep.

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plumpaperbacks's review

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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

I was 99% sure I’d love this book, and I was right. I knew I loved it as soon as I started reading. From cover to cover, it was fun, super cute, and highly amusing. Both of the previous books in the series had me laughing and swooning, and this one was no exception. I love Chloe, Dani, Eve, Red, Zaf, and Jacob with my whole heart. I love Gigi too, and honestly would love a grandma as eccentric and fun as her.

The only thing I didn’t love was how little of the other two Brown sisters and their boyfriends we got to see. I understand that this is Eve and Jacob’s book, and they spend most of it in a small town a couple of hours away from where the previous protagonists live. The one scene where they were almost all together was brief and didn’t include Jacob. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely loved the book. I just would’ve really liked to see the six of them hanging out and goofing around.

I can easily say that this book—honestly, this whole trilogy—is at the very top of my favorites list. In my list of top five contemporary books, three spots would be given to these books. I’ll definitely be rereading them, either because they’re great pick-me-ups or I just miss the characters. :)

Representation
  • fat Black autistic protagonist
  • autistic love interest
  • fat Black side character with fibromyalgia and chronic pain*
  • fat Black bisexual side character*
  • Muslim Pakistani side character with anxiety*
  • Black pansexual side character in a sapphic relationship*
*only a few on-page appearances

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xoodlebooks's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted relaxing 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

4.0


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nanamins's review

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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? It's complicated

5.0

pls this was the best out of the brown sister trilogy 

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madamepincers's review

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emotional funny hopeful 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


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caseythereader'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? It's complicated

5.0

 📚 Look, you all know I love Talia Hibbert, so do I even need to give you a real review of this book? Just go get it and read it now!
📚 A smart, quirky heroine who is still a real person and not just a collection of weird personality traits, and a grumpy hero who is never so mean as to make his softness unbelievable.
📚 They do truly make each other better, and I love it.
📚 I also love how (minor spoiler?) Eve figuring out she's on the autistic spectrum isn't treated as a Big Twist or as something she now has to Deal With. It's simply one of those "Oh, well, that makes total sense," moments of discovery.
📚 And here is where #ownvoices authors are so important - Jacob and Eve are both autistic, but it looks different for both of them, and neither is a total stereotype. The same is true for Eve's race and size.
And even with those heavy topics, this book is still wildly funny and full of whip smart banter. It's perfect. 

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decklededgess's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful 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

5.0

trigger warnings: autism related microgressions and ableism, emotionally manipulative and exploitative friends, sexual content, meltdown and anxiety/panic attack, abusive and negligent parents, bullying mention, alcohol mention

Eve's book is the best of the three which is a monumental statement considering the entire series is mind-blowing. I love soft dorks and Eve and Jacob are soft dorks. The embody the smol sunshine and tol angery trope SO WELL. IRFSELRJESLRG TALIA GIVE US MORE WE BEG

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