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Birds of California, by Katie Cotugno

16 reviews

anniesbookpicks's review

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emotional funny inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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vmdianz's review

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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sydneyalexis's review

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

3.5

Trigger warning for grooming, implied sexual assault

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marysaou's review

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emotional medium-paced
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

"Birds of California" follows Fiona, a former teen star on a show that sounds a lot like 7th Heaven, and her former co-star who is trying to convince her to come back for a reboot. She crashed and burned publicly toward the end of her time on the show, and she's not interested in visiting the spotlight again. But her friendship with Sam opens something up in her, and she begins to wonder if things could be better.

I love a good dynamic character. Fiona isn't always pleasant, and she's adept at self-sabotage, but dang if I didn't love seeing her grow and soften. I also love Hollywood romance and books set in California, so that was spot-on for me.

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mollyolloxenfree25's review

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funny sad 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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elyssam's review

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emotional funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

Like a grown-up version of Rules for Being a Girl, except also entirely unique on its own. Birds of California was such a delight to read, exploring one of the reasons why a child-star would ruin their career. My only complaint is I wanted more. I wanted to see these two being successful and happy. But the ending was satisfying in its own right..

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katchula's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted

3.75

Don’t mind me, I just desperately related to this MC

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infectiousreading's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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raysofrhyme's review

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

4.25


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aqtbenz's review

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challenging emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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