Lissa's Review: Sunflower Touches by Cheryl Oblon
Author Provided Copy
Released: March 12, 2016
Genre: Young Audlt, Literature & Fiction
Length: 235 pages
One more Brady Bunch joke, and I swear I will ugly cry in the corner! Dad took seven years after Mom died to find the right woman. My stepmom is nice. I have no complaints but one. Like Dad, she has three daughters. If math is your defect, that’s six teenage girls in one house. At least, we have a new house, but we also have a forced bonding project. It’s not a camping weekend—that’d be lame, but short. We have to share our craft and creative skills as a group to help each other with stuff. That’s what I get for offering to help with decorating this drab house. Even worse, it has to be recorded for the parents. Add that to school, boys, friends, and our own stuff…when am I supposed to have any fun? I’m glad Dad is happy, but the sister explosion was never in the plan. I’m the oldest. I’m hoping a stepmom will free me from being mini mom. Maybe I’ll find the freedom to pursue my art, spend time with some interesting guys, and enjoy what’s left of high school. Content Notice: Please note that this story contains discussions of both date rape and drugs being used to commit rape. It in no way glorifies, justifies, or condones these criminal acts. These acts do not appear in the story...
Two Boundless Stars
Starting out I really had hopes for this story. I love a good YA but I feel that there was something missing.
The story follows Chloe. A teenage girl whose had a comfortable/rich lifestyle. Though she has lost her mother. She took more of the role, since her father worked so much. Then one day her father meets Nat, falls in love and gets married. So they combine both household naturally. So six teenage girls in one house. Cat is the oldest and becomes her roomie.
The writing for me, was ok and I think that this could be a really great story. It was a bit on the over descriptive side. There are some things that turned me off a bit. I love that she mentions that both of the girls have gay best friends. But I'm not understanding the modern/vintage thing. It's like their sexuality put them in this other world. And I get their teenagers, but I was not impressed at all by Chloe.
I don't think this is the story for me. I'm sure plenty will find it great. I don't ever like giving two star reviews but I had to be honest with myself. There may be great lessons to learn throughout. I mean they had to come together and eventually really became a family.