Reviews for Love Is a Revolution, by Renée Watson

agirlsnightbookbash's review

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4.0

Love is a Revolution is a story of loves, lies, and learning to be yourself. Nala is not a perfect character. The focal point of the story is she lies herself into a relationship.

One of my biggest pet peeves in romance is communication issues. Things that could easily be fixed with words. That being said I don't think the peeve applies to YA. If I'm being honest I think it fits in this genre as teenagers are still learning how to be themselves and interact with the world.

I really enjoyed the characters and the development that occurred in Nala, Imani, and Tye. I loved the family dynamics and the side story of the building hostility coming out of Imani.

The story as a whole was sweet and inviting and even as Nala is doing wrong, you are rooting for her to come out of it ok.

brooke24caldwell's review

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emotional 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

4.5

questingnotcoasting's review

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lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

astitchedspine's review

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emotional funny lighthearted 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

jozeeebo's review

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5.0

Probably more of a 4.5 star, but this book was just such an easy read that made me feel exactly like I was in Harlem in summer trying to discover myself, my activism and my purpose.

itslaradv's review

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3.0

This book was fun but I had some elements only making it a 3 stars-read, I did enjoy the story but sometimes the main character was really annoying to a point I couldn't stand her. I know this story is about learning to love yourself before loving others but it was too much sometimes.

I enjoyed it and would re-read it for a quick mindless read.

abby_manry's review

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funny hopeful 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? It's complicated

2.75

Easy, cute YA read. A little to predictable at the beginning for me, but got into the story halfway through. The romance element is sweet. Very fast-paced with good characters. Strong themes of radical self-love. This book is definitely for a high school crowd.

montyroz's review

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hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

kmentillo's review

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emotional 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

3.5

sanjariti's review

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring lighthearted medium-paced

4.5