Ta Ta For Now! (Stories About Melissa #1)
written by Bethany Lopez
published by CreateSpace
Why did I pick this book: I am participating in the blog tour for the third book in the Stories About Melissa series, Ciao. I wanted to read the first two books in the series before I read the third. (I was provided with a copy of this book for prep purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a cute, quick, easy read.
I enjoyed the journal format of this book. It made me feel more connected to Melissa. The language and actions all fit a 14 year old girl as well. She wasn’t too grown up or too young.
Melissa is your typical 14 year old girl who cares about boys, clothes, hair, friends, social events. Melissa also loves her family very much. She enjoys her time with them even though she sometimes wishes there weren’t so many of them!
Two characters that I didn’t really like were Layla and Brian. Layla, from the beginning, I thought was fake and not a true friend. And Brian, there were warning flags all over him from the beginning. They fit the story…we all knew these people when we started high school. I just didn’t care for them that much.
Would I recommend it: If you like YA books that are quick reads, then, yes, read this book!
Will I read it again: I will not.
About the book – from Goodreads: Melissa begins her freshman year with one goal in mind, getting Brian Jackson to be her boyfriend. She will soon learn that things don’t necessarily turn out the way you plan them, the value of true friendship, and the importance of family.
Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!