Wednesday, 6 May 2015

REVIEW : Lobsters : a socially awkward love story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison


Title : Lobsters: a socially awkward love story

Author :Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Genre : YA Contemporary Romance

Star Rating : 4 ****

Goodreads Synopsis

Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find 'The One'. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

I never intended to pick up this book. I'd never heard of it, I'd seen no reviews on it and I was at the bookstore with intentions to buy a different book. However, when I saw the cover and read the blurb on the back of the book I couldn't help but pick it up. It was exactly what I needed! I was in a reading slump and I was going on holiday the next day so I wanted a light summer read and I thought a quick cutesy romance would be perfect. And it's also about a holiday romance so, you know, who doesn't want a fling with a hot boy in the sun eh? Or is that just me? 

When I first began to read this novel I must admit, I was a little disappointed I wasn't a big fan of where the storyline was going and I found one of the main protagonists Hannah to be a little bit irritating. However, as the plot began to develop I couldn't help but fall in love with the story and the characters and I was rooting for Sam and Hannah the entire time. 

This book recreates the adrenaline of first love and the pressures that our peers can put on us. The authors completely understood the emotions and the anxiety and stress that teenagers get put through and turn that into a positive which to be honest helped me a little in my own life. I couldn't relate to the whole summer romance but I could completely relate to the emotions that Hannah and Sam were having and I think that is another reason why I did end up enjoying the novel so much. 

I thought the ending was just so perfect but, I would love there to be a companion book just to find out what happened to everyone after the book finished but, I have a feeling this is a stand alone books so I'm afraid I'll just have to be a little disappointed there. 

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