The Oracle Rebounds

The Oracle Rebounds

by Allison van Diepen
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The Oracle Rebounds by Allison van Diepen

As the "oracle of dating," Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She's supposed to have the perfect relationship. But now that Jared is "taking a step back," Kayla feels like a total fraud.

So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around. Yeah, there are other possibilities out there—including the beyond-cute French foreign exchange student she's showing around town.

But when controversy erupts about the Oracle's advice, Kayla is sent reeling once again. Will anything work out for her this year? Yet when her friends start seriously needing the Oracle, Kayla begins to focus on what really matters: Viv, Sharese, Amy and Ryan, her true-blue buds. And suddenly, everything starts making sense again….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373210213
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Series: Oracle of Dating Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Allison van Diepen is the author of Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, and Takedown. She teaches at an alternative high school in Ottawa, Canada. Visit her at

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book after the i got addicted It is so good i wish there was a third one It is so sad this is just a book thisnis accualy the furst book that ive read that i acually pictured it in my mind they should so make a movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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SomaRostam More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in the series, The Oracle of Dating (find my review here) and liking it. I decided to give the second book a try. Better watch out for spoilers if you haven't read the first book. I admit it, I was very reluctant to start this one. Since I didn't know what will the author add to the ALREADY very good story. I thought that it will be just a stretch, a twin of the first book. Hell, I was wrong. Kayla's happily-ever-after with Jared was supposed to last FOREVER. But when Jared decides to "take a step back", Kayla is confused, hurt, and enraged. What did she do that got her hurt that much? There is only one thing that Kayla can do. Find a rebound. A cute, funny boy who will be able to take Jared's place. But it's not all that simple. When Kayla's mom accepts a new exchange student, she is terrified. But when a hot-as-hell boy with a sexy accent arrives on her doorstep, well, it doesn't look so bad after all. But he is only staying for two short weeks. To take her mind off things, Kaila starts guest posting for her "website". But even THAT doesn't turn out as good as it should. Can Kayla take anymore? What will Kayla do? Who will she take as her rebound? Will she every forget the boy who has her heart? Find out much more when you read The Oracle Rebounds. A funny, light, and quirky contemporary novel. I liked this book so MUCH. Just as much as the first one. I was dreading reading this one, I was afraid that it will make me hate the series alltogether. But it didn't. It made me love the series much more. I really like Allison Van Diepen's writing style. She simplifies everyday lives and puts dots on the letters. She is a straight-forward, great novelist. I liked the characters, too. They are very simple and teenage-y :P Even though they can be very stupid sometimes and make the stupidest decisions, I still felt for them and loved them. Kayla is much more mature even through her heartbreak. I liked every single thing in this novel. I still recommend this novel to everyone who wants to have a good time, and have a fun read. I am not very sure if there is a third book coming out, but if it is. I WILL be the one of the first to read it. FOR SURE...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I thought THE ORACLE OF DATING was a fun and original read and was more than excited to get started on the sequel. To my surprise, I enjoyed THE ORACLE REBOUNDS even more! With fresh plot developments, intriguing new characters, and more, this second title was the perfect summer read that I had been hoping for. Allison van Diepen has created such a fabulous cast of characters in the ORACLE series. Kayla is a fantastic main character, because she is just so real. She is someone any teenager could relate to and her experiences are believable and made me like her even more. For starters, when her boyfriend, Jared, breaks up with her she is beyond surprised and hurt (as anyone would be!)! As the Oracle of Dating, she felt she should have been able to detect that things weren't going well, but alas, Jared wants to focus more on his art college portfolio, and Kayla is left to decide what to do next. Laughs and adventure ensues when Kayla goes on the rebound! Benoit, the French exchange student, was an interesting character, and he provided Kayla with a much needed distraction. Kayla learns a lot about herself and what a relationship truly means once she and Jared are broken up. She has some funny, but, at times, heartbreaking experiences, but continues to be strong and keep her head firmly on her shoulders. Luckily, she also has her besties to help her through the rough patches. Ryan, Sharese, Viv, and Amy are each incredibly developed and unique characters. They each have something special about them, and we also get to learn more about their own relationships and how they are handling them in THE ORACLE REBOUNDS. These four are always there for each other and Kayla, and I really enjoyed reading about all their different adventures together. Tracey, Kayla's sister, also has a bigger role in this story, as Kayla helps her out with her own dating escapades. Family and friendships are all very important parts of this series, and I love that the author made them all have such a big role in Kayla's life. There are quite a few new plot developments in this novel. From Kayla's dating life to her friends' conflicts to her website coming under fire. Since I also have a blog, I could relate to Kayla's reaction when she saw people taking her words out of context and worrying that all she had worked for was going to collapse. She stayed strong, though, and proved that nobody could take down the Oracle. Another aspect of this series that I just have to talk about is the advice. Kayla gives such great advice on her blog, and it's always interesting to read her different posts, plus to read about the tips she gives her friends and sister. Kayla's own experiences are a lesson all in themselves, and any teenager will get something out of reading this book. In the end, I have to recommend this to everyone. It is a sweet, easy read, but with important lessons contained in its pages. If you've read the prequel, I can assure you that this one will not disappoint. I hope that Allison van Diepen will be writing a third book about Kayla!
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epicrat More than 1 year ago
The Oracle Rebounds was amazing! Not quite rocked-my-socks-off, but I really was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it after a lukewarm response to its predecessor. Sure, I thought Kayla totally misinterpreted Jared's need for space and put herself through unnecessary heartbreak - however, Jared let her do so, so the blame still falls on his shoulders! As far as the catty blogger goes, I cannot believe such a thing would happen in the blogosphere - who would accept to host a guest blogger and then tear him or her to pieces? That just seems incredibly unfathomable!
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A_Readers_Record More than 1 year ago
The Oracle Rebounds was a fun, easy reading crash course in friendships and relationship brought to us by Alison van Diepien. In The Oracle Rebounds we are taken into the life of a just-turned sixteen year old Kayla, a together and mature, girl who anonymously runs a website offering relationship advice for a small price unbeknown to all but two ofher friends. The situations and hurdles Kayla and the characters of this book came across made for instant nostalgia for someone, me, who has been out of high school for a few years. It is amazing how I can look back while reading Kayla's story and relate to it, feeling her emotions, and relating to not only her but those around her. This time around, not truly experiencing it myself, I got to witness the issues from all sides and know that even for those YA readers who may not be feeling nostalgic quite yet that they still remember, or are going through, the growing pains of first loves and all that it entails. Some may have been put off by the fact that Kayla was barely sixteen and charging for advice, giving it to her older sister, and seemed have a steady head on her shoulders but Kayla just had that air about her. She was that girl, the one people go to in school just to have someone to listen to them or give them the possible harsh truth. Beyond her advice, even if anonymously, Kayla rounded out her group of friends adding depth to where some of her friends chose different priorities, which were addressed and the consequences were presented to us giving us a story that wasn't only entertaining but realistic. Even with harsh truths, advice no one would want to hear (who wants to hear their boyfriend is cheating on them, or that your parents were right about your boyfriend?,) and situations even Kayla hated experiencing first hand she stayed true to herself in the end, and offered a wonderful example to readers young, and a those a little older. The Oracle Rebounds is the sequel to The Oracle of Dating but has the ability to stand alone. It is simply written but has a well formed story and characters. I laughed and I wanted to cry, Alison made sure to cover all of her bases well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thebookscoop More than 1 year ago
Watching Kayla learn the life lessons that teenage girls learn was a treat because you saw the ups and the downs and through it all, you were cheering her on. Van Diepen did a great job of penning the second book in this series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the first book because this book is just too good to pass up.
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book much more because it gave a bit of a more insight on Kayla and her life. Jared surprises Kayla by giving dumping her. Totally unexpected. She is in total shock and just confused. She is unsure what to do and what to say. Kayla does her best to move on, especially when a new foreign exchange student comes landing right in her lap. Can someone say rebound??? Kayla is such a strong character in this book. To me she is not perceived as a teenager. The way that she acts during a break-up, I think she handled it very well. Jared has broken her heart into pieces. She doesn't cause a scene or act crazy. She accept it for what it is and just leave it at that. She blogs a lot which helps vent out her feelings and she gets chance to lean from it as well. What I love the most about this was the change that Kayla went through. She even say it herself in the book. She was not the same person. Even though she still over Jared, she grew the experience learning from it instead of being bitter. Also, the way she handled the rebound afterward was good. She didn't go to far and keep the relationship simple. I admire her for acting so grown up in all of this. The questions she posed as well as the advice was once again good. In the end, I believe Kayla made the right choice.
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LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This book had fun, sadness and romance. It portrayed the lives of a teenage girl and her friends in a very true to life fashion. The Oracle of Dating is a teenage blogspot run by Kayla. Very few people know the true identity of the Oracle. Kayla draws on her real life experiences to answer questions from teenagers with problems. Fine, but what happens when she has her own problem? What happens when her boyfriend breaks up with her? After a few days she knows she must do what she advises others to do. It's hard, but she carries on with life even though her heart is breaking. Then her parents host a French student and life changes drastically. The boy is hot! Throughout the book there are inserts showing questions from her "clients" and the answers Kayla gives as the Oracle. This provided an extra interest as Kayla also tried to help her friends with their problems, even though they didn't know her secret identity. The story moved along at a fast rate and kept me reading. Writing in the first person was a very clever way of getting inside Kayla's head to see what she was thinking. It added extra spice to the story, especially when she told herself off for putting herself in a risky situation. The other characters in the book were strong in their own right even though they were a background to Kayla. I have mentioned that this is Inspirational. This is because there is a spiritual element in some of the characters lives. This is not intrusive in the story and Kayla's friends are a usual mixture of teenagers, some quiet, some outspoken and others just plain normal. The Oracle Rebounds while true to life also has elements of fun, excitement and teenage problems. This is not only a good story to read, it could also might teenagers who have problems. Congratulations to the author for her ability to get right down the nitty gritty of the life, love and angst of being a teenager. Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago