Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Title: Finding Cinderella

Author: Colleen Hoover -

Publisher: Atria books (March 18, 2014)

Pages: 176

Blurb: A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after . . . it only further threatens it.

Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?

Comment: I like Colleen Hoover writing and the way she depicts characters and everything that is around them; they are so vivid that you feel like you know them. Her stories are captivating and her characters have personality, they are complex.

Finding Cinderella deserves more work because it has everything to be a great story. Unfortunately, the plot is a little poor. Chapter after chapter Daniel struggles to understand his feelings, he is obsessed with Six and it is annoying. There isn´t anything else happening, just his thoughts about her and how he misses her and how he would feel if he kissed her...

She could have explored more this story. She had a great plot in her hands, but she let it go.

The writing flows smoothly. As all Colleen´s books, this one is easy to read too. She uses proper language to depict an eighteen-year-old teenager and Daniel´s family is an attractive and curious family. She could have explored it more, as well Daniel´s routine as a senior high school student.

It is easy to predict what will happen. However, there is an interesting surprise in the end. I wish she had explored it a little more too. I asked myself, “What will they do?” Their reaction disappointed me.