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Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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aaaaaaaaa's review against another edition

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adventurous 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? It's complicated

5.0

absolutely loved this book. no notes for miss TJR. the ending was just so rewarding and i’m so proud of the main cast of characters. the concept is also really cool, i thought it was a great way to tell the story of a family.

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ashheinrich's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny reflective relaxing sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Extra star for the Jennifer Beals cameo 

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beautifulpaxielreads's review

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emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5


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saraellenme's review against another edition

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emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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houndoflove1985's review against another edition

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

4.0


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longlostmarchsister's review against another edition

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emotional reflective tense 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

holy shit. this is a fantastic book. you gain something valuable from each page. the characters are unique yet familiar. there’s something very special about the way taylor jenkins reid writes. i will now recommend this book to many people.

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carissa230's review against another edition

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

3.75

Malibu Rising is the story of four siblings of a famous musician. The father was absentee and the mother had some issues as well. The mother did what she could to raise the kids. 

The book rotates between multiple POV throughout the book. There are POV from not only the four Riva siblings, but also people attending the parties. I think the book could have been stronger if it concentrated on one person's POV or even two of the siblings and not so much swapping back and fourth. 

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wistfulspirit's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful reflective 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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samharlow85'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? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit are siblings who grew up and live in Malibu. The book takes place over one day, where they are planning and hosting a party. But the book flashes back over their childhood, their famous father abandoning them, and the intricacies of them growing up and becoming adults. This book really dealt with grief and the anxiety and trauma we hold in our body really well. It was also very empathetic to all the characters, which I always like in a fiction. 

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ezraaa's review against another edition

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

4.0


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