5: Beyond Explanation
1. Plot: (3/5)
The plot is not too predictable although, it's nothing special. It's the typical summer fling type of book. I wasn't super impressed with it because, in my opinion, it's one of those books that is better off being a movie.
2. Characters: (4/5)
The characters here play on stereotypes as well. One of them is a sporty girl another is a bookish girl, there's also a hippie and the girl who gets all the guys. Although, these stereotypes aren't emphasized too annoyingly which I like. Also, these kinds of stereotypes aren't too often mixed with each other which is also nice.
3. Setting: (4/5)
The setting is in a beach house in their private cottages. It's pretty nice because it hints that they have money but it's not rubbed in our faces. The story takes place at the beach with a bunch of teenagers there which really does happen in real life.
4. Story: (3/5)
The story revolves around the three girls and their relationship with their respective guys. Nothing new. I deemed it decent/
5. Writing: (5/5)
I love the way that the story was written. It explains what happens really well. I wasn't even aware that this was a sequel to another book. I didn't feel like I missed anything because the story, and how things came to be, were explained without making it a detailed summary of the first book.
6. Ending: (2/5)
I didn't like the ending because it only centered on one of the girls. I think they did this because there might've been another book after this. The way the book was written was that the girls have their own chapter in a sense that a whole chapter will be the point of view of one of the girls. It would've been nice if, in the end, it showed what happened to the other girls instead of just the main girl/
OVERALL RATING: 3/5
WOULD I RECOMMEND?: Yes
This book is a nice book. It's not amazing but it's nice enough. It's not something worth hunting out but if you need a nice read and you happen to pass by this particular book, then, I suggest you go for it.
Light Read. It's not mind-boggling but it's not a substance-less book either.
Hope you like!