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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story ~ Kheryn Callender

March 2, 2019

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Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

ISBN: 9780062820228

304 pages

Source: Barnes and Noble

Ok, first things first.

I absolutely adored Nate and Ollie. (Main character and love interest.)

I can’t say the same about, basically anyone else in the story, though.

Nate’s mom is grieving her husband’s death which I completely understand but it comes out sideways at Nate in some really controlling ways that made me really uncomfortable.

Likewise, Nate’s best friend-turned girlfriend-turned best friend, Flo has some boundary issues of her own, along with possibly jealousy issues.

I don’t know. Maybe the rest of the cast and crew coming off as completely unbearable made the relationship between Ollie and Nate that much sweeter.

It isn’t either one of the boys’ first relationship but it has many elements of that first love theme to it. That part made me all warm and fuzzy inside.

A lot of the reviews have mentioned the cheating aspect and without going into details, nah, I don’t condone it but, at the same time, it was not as flagrantly bad as some books nor as awful as some folks have made it out to be.

I think, overall, I really wanted to like this book more than I did. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I don’t write “I didn’t love this book” reviews very well. I didn’t hate it but it just wasn’t that “heart thumping, gooey all over” read I was expecting.

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