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I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

a_random_person_028's review

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adventurous challenging hopeful inspiring reflective
  • 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

5.0

adrianr's review

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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

3.75

marlxna's review

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emotional inspiring reflective tense 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

4.25

a good depiction of parasocial relationships between fans and artists and how things aren't always how they seem on the outside!!!

thereadingwren's review

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emotional 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

anjh's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny informative inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing sad 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

3.75

as are all of Alice Oseman’s books this was a very easy read, the short chapters are just *chefs kiss*. the characters were also very likeable and diverse which is always rly nice to see. bonus points for having a trans character, multiple lgbt characters and a hijabi Muslim! such a diverse cast is so rare in books these days i feel. 

to be honest i found myself not being able to really really get into it because the band and fandom theme wasn’t really my thing but it was still good nonetheless. 

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krysa_'s review

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-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

4.25

arielecassandra's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful 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

4.25

olivehunter's review against another edition

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4.0

Fucking hell alice Oseman writes idk just

osemanvrse's review against another edition

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4.25

Same as last time!
Still get anxious reading the ending 
Also Juliet is still annoying to me I’ll never truly like her

sam467's review against another edition

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hopeful 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? It's complicated

3.5

Definitely an easy read but one that makes you want to know what happens next. One of the big things that I didn't like about this book was how insufferable Angel was at times. She was acting so immature and she definitely had good growth, but I wanted to see more of that. The people around her were teaching her lessons that a lot of young teenagers need to learn, but it took a little too long for the audience to see real change that she took because of it. Also the plot twist within the last 30 pages, was just unnecessary. I believe that the same point could have been made clearer by the boys having a conversation. What happened just seemed like an easy way to end the book and I would have loved to see them all be challenging by a hard, real conversation. This book also really made me reevaluate how the general public views celebrities and other par-asocial relationships. Overall, definitely a good book that I feel a lot of teenagers and young 20 somethings can relate to.