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Review: In 27 Days by Alison Gervais (Spoiler-Free)

My feelings about this book are pretty neutral. Essentially, I thought it was somewhat entertaining, but was obviously a Wattpad book. The writing was pretty bad and it even contained a few typos, but the plot was fulfilling enough that this didn't excessively bother me. Some examples of why the writing was amateur at best include: - The author assumed that the reader would have no knowledge of the outside world. She felt the need to explain what PTSD was and how a judicial appeal worked. Last time I checked any average middle schooler would know these things. - There was a huge case of absent parent syndrome (incredibly common in old YA/Wattpad style). - The characters were pretty dry and I didn't have any connection to the romance, or anyone for that matter. - 'Foreshadowing' was super basic and obvious. - Repetitive use of good scene, bad scene, good scene, bad scene, etc. made it very predictable. - Overly dramatic I know it may seem like these are all negatives, but despite these factors, I was still engaged while reading. Sure, I could recognize the flaws of the book and how this author still has a lot of work to do in order to grow, but that doesn't mean the book was completely bad. I liked it's message, and it could definitely work better for either a younger reader or someone who likes the old YA/Wattpad style.

Song I was reminded of while reading: Say Something

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