Friday, 21 March 2014

Review: Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg

Our Song
Author: Jordanna Fraiberg
Pages: 352
Publication Date: May 2 2013
Publisher: Razorbill


Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.

Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession.

Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone.



Our Song could have been more enjoyable if I hadn't read a book similar to this. A girl has an accident and it literally takes the whole book for you to finally know the whole reasoning behind the accident. And let's not forget that the broken love interest she meets who is just filled with dark secrets. I'm sorry, but this plot is overused, especially in New Adult novels. Where is the originality here? Please, just please give me something new. I'm sick and tired of reading the same thing over and over again. 

One of the things that I hated about this novel was how blind Olive was. Derek was rude, inconsiderate and beyond selfish. Olive spends the first half of the book, complaining how on earth Derek was already over her and how he could replace her so easily with the school's most popular girl. Olive's best friend didn't even like him. Whether or not he's a good or bad guy, if your best friend doesn't like your boyfriend and thinks he isn't the perfect match for you, I suggest you take a closer look at him. I'm not saying you should dump him on the spot, but you should definitely consider their opinion. After all, they are your best friend.

I also hated how Olive was forgiving towards Derek. GIRL, JUST NO. HE CHEATED ON YOU. AND YOU REALIZED THAT HE DID RIGHT AFTER YOU GUYS JUST HAD SEX AND YOU STILL GAVE HIM A SECOND CHANCE.


I absolutely hate cheating. I cannot tolerate it at all. Olive, Derek does not deserve you. You better are off without him. Eventually, she realizes that...until the last quarter of the book. 


WHY DIDN'T YOU REALIZE THAT EARLIER?

Moving onto Nick, the mysterious guy she meets at the Near Death Society meeting. Nick compared to a cardboard figure. So lifeless. I read this book a few days ago and  I could not remember a single thing about him. There was no substance to him at all. Yes, he was definitely better than Derek and if I had to choose one for Olive, it would be him. But at least make Nick have some sort of depth to him. 

In the synopsis, it mentioned that their dates were far more romantic than any movie and nights filled with adventure. THIS IS A LIE. 


NOTHING WAS ROMANTIC. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. THEIR DATES WERE PLAIN AND DULL. 

If ever you see this book at the bookstore, I would highly recommend you to not pick this up at all. Absolute waste of time for this book is so similar to other contemporaries out there. If there was one thing that I did like about this novel, it would've been the "song" aspect to the novel since it added a tiny bit of originality. But that still couldn't even save the novel from being different from the rest. 









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