Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Oracle of Dating - Allison van Diepen

No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating—the anonymous queen of dating advice, given through her own Web site. Kayla doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make her focus on everyone else’s love life. But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating--and she knows just where to find one...
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Title: The Oracle of Dating
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Dating,
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
My Rating: 4/5

This was a lighthearted read, and the story was overall enjoyable. I found that Kayla had very sage advice, and I think this book would be a good one for teens (and certainly adults) to read. All of the relationship advice seemed to be spot on. I did find that the book seemed to be too short, and that it wasn't as in depth as I hoped it would be. It had a lot of good advice, but it just seemed like the story was lacking in depth. That is not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did, I just wanted more. I'm glad to see that there is another book coming out as I'd like to see what happens next. For the most part everything is resolved, but there were a few threads left dangling that I assume will be picked up in the second installment.
Overall, I'd say this was a short, sweet, satisfying read and it gives an excellent look at relationship advice.

Disclaimer: This book was obtained through netgalley, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Harlequin Teen for sending me this copy to review.


Miss Remmers said...

This looks like a good read! I'm adding it to my list. Thanks for the great review!

Donna said...

You have an award! Come get.

~Jennifer~ said...

I liked this too. It seemed like the story line was built around the advice, making it more interesting than a non-fiction relationship book. The advice was just what teens (and a few of my adult friends) need to hear and I think the format was perfect for making those points without being dry.

Corrine said...

Thanks Miss Remmers, I hope you like it!

Thank you Donna! :)

Jennifer, I agree! I just wish the book was longer, eh? :)