27 Mar 2018

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Book Review / Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

Recklessly loyal.

That’s how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Caring for her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she’s grown resentful of everyone—including her needy best friend and her absent mom—taking her loyalty for granted.

Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn’t even met her.

Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him.

During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either.


Published:     15th September 2015
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Library




MY REVIEW

After reading a few thrillers I thought it was about time I picked up something a bit more fun and light.  I had read Past Perfect by Leila Sales quite a while ago now and recently read This Song will Save Your Life and thought it was about time to pick up something else by this author.  
  
Despite the fact that this book was very predictable, I enjoyed following Arden as she goes in search of Peter after following his online story.  The message I took from this story is that  you should not always believe what you read online and, in this case, there is always more to the story than what you find out from someone else.

Both Arden and Peter were characters that were pretty ordinary and interesting to follow.  Unfortunately, I could not say the same for Arden's best friend Lindsey who is a character that I did not like at all.  She came across to me as very selfish and not at all what a best friend should be. 

All in all, this was a fun read.  Exactly what I was looking for.  Although I have seen this described as a love story, I wouldn't call it that.  I would call it more of a fun adventure story.  

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