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How to Love

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

3.5 stars! Let me start at the beginning¿ I LOVE this cover. Th

3.5 stars!

Let me start at the beginning… I LOVE this cover. The simplistic colors and fonts definitely had me intrigued the first time I saw it. I’m a huge contemp fan, and this cover just SCREAMS contemp!




How to Love flip-flops between Before and After, telling t...
3.5 stars!

Let me start at the beginning… I LOVE this cover. The simplistic colors and fonts definitely had me intrigued the first time I saw it. I’m a huge contemp fan, and this cover just SCREAMS contemp!




How to Love flip-flops between Before and After, telling the story of Reena and her love for a boy named Sawyer. The flip-flopping is something I usually really enjoy in a book. I’d much rather see for myself what happened in the past, rather than having the author simply tell me. But this back and forth was a bit too sharp for my taste. Though each chapter begins with a “before” or “after” mention, I often got confused between the two and felt I was pulled from the story too much.




I have this semi weird obsession with pregnancy and babies in books. I really enjoy them. Though this story was a bit tough for me because it seemed like the most important questions remained untold. It is never discussed exactly how or when Reena got pregnant. It’s kind of just mentioned as a fact, and left alone. I would have loved to hear more about the pregnancy itself, not just the fact that it happened and now Reena is a mother to an adorable little girl, Hannah.




Sawyer and Reena were tough characters for me. Though I did feel for Reena and understand where she was coming from with all of her pent-up anger, she at times went a little overboard. Sawyer… well, that boy just annoyed me to my very core. And again, some of this may be due to the narrator reading it the way she did. Sawyer was just FAR too conceited and overly dramatic for my taste. He irked me to no end. I had trouble seeing what Reena ever saw in him to begin with, so at times I didn’t believe in the relationship between the two.




I don’t want this to seem like too negative of a review, because overall it was a good story. The concept and storyline carried with it a strong message about everlasting love. It was sweet, and at times very sad. If I hadn’t read this book, I know I would still be wishing I had. I’ve seen others mention this book as a story of “true love against all odds” and honestly, that’s exactly what this is. A YA romance packed with all the feels.

posted by Lisa-LostInLiterature on October 31, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Normally, I don't post reviews but I feel the need to warn the p

Normally, I don't post reviews but I feel the need to warn the public not to waste their time on this book. Both characters are going nowhere in life and their definition of "love" is horrible! There are so many better books you could read than this one. It is...
Normally, I don't post reviews but I feel the need to warn the public not to waste their time on this book. Both characters are going nowhere in life and their definition of "love" is horrible! There are so many better books you could read than this one. It is unrealistic and it left me with just this horrible feeling. 

posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Normally, I don't post reviews but I feel the need to warn the p

    Normally, I don't post reviews but I feel the need to warn the public not to waste their time on this book. Both characters are going nowhere in life and their definition of "love" is horrible! There are so many better books you could read than this one. It is unrealistic and it left me with just this horrible feeling. 

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Review person-March2nd,2014

    I just wanted to compliment you on your descriptive review.You have the ability of a pro.I've never read a review that caught my attention like your's did.This is hard to explain.It had nothing to do with what the story was about-it was how you went about describing it.The more I write the crazier this is sounding.How's this one-if you wrote a book I would most likely buy it!!!!! Granny B.

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