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Posted August 3, 2014
Plumb Crazy was just that – crazy. It was quirky and awkward. But, it was also heartwarming and full of feels. If I'm honest, it did take me a little bit of time to get into this book. The characters were odd and the setting was difficult for me to imagine at first, but after a few chapters, I was pulled in and couldn't stop reading.
It is, without a doubt, the characters that make this book. From Elva to Shay and Margarett to Chase and Mitch, each of the characters brought something truly special and unique to the table. Elva was an incredible character. She was awkward and geeky and she knew it. She never pretended to be something she wasn't. I loved watching her grow over the course of the summer working the very unglamorous job of a plumber's assistant. She was determined and real. And extremely lovable. Mitch was adorable. I was rooting for them from the start. I loved the banter between them. They had great chemistry.
There were loads of funny moments, but there were also a fair number of more serious issues addressed throughout the book. Not only did it have a cute romance, but I also enjoyed the focus on family and friendships. The characters were a bit over-the-top at times, but that was part of Plumb Crazy's charm. The Star Trek references, fanfic writing and goat-saving just added even more to it.
I do feel the blurb was a wee bit misleading for this book. The majority of it is set during the flashback, with very little time actually devoted to present-day Elva. But you know what? I wouldn't have had it any other way. (Ok, I would have LOVED a bit more time with the present day characters only because, you know, swoons. But, I'm greedy like that.) Other than that, I wouldn't have changed a single thing about this book. If you like your heroines quirky and awkward and your books with a whole lot of humor and heart, you should definitely check out Plumb Crazy.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Posted July 8, 2014
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