A review by scbarr
Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

challenging emotional hopeful reflective 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


This was a great summer read; loved the backdrop of 80's California and a wild party. It builds out the characters over the course of a night with some well timed flashbacks to get a full understanding. The change of perspective throughout the book rounded out all the small stories and helped you relate to the characters.

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