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Fall For Me (Young Adult Romance)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2011
I am always looking for a great young adult read...and this didn't disappoint. The only negative, I wish it had been longer! Cute, fun, and a dash of romance. Going to check out the authors other stories.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2012
This book sucks.

Okay, that's really rude. I'm sorry. I just read this book and thought to myself, "Wow, this person has probably never had a conversation with a real person. Maybe Tom Hanks's character in Cast Away wrote this book, since, you know, he's spent years talking to a volleyball."

I'm not even going to go through the trouble of opening the Kindle app on my iPhone to find the places where the dialogue, both interpersonal and internal, is just weird, but I vaguely remember a line where the narrator calls someone a "big mean meanie" or something like that.

And then there's a weird scene where her coworkers throw water on her so she looks sweaty and she can seduce her boss, who is inexplicably a teenager. I had to get a work permit when I was their age, and I'm pretty sure I wasn't allowed to manage anyone.

Oh, and what about the weird scene where her coworker tries to get her drunk? I'm in college. I can taste alcohol in a drink. I can taste alcohol in ice cream, for crying out loud. This protagonist is WEIRD.

Now, before anyone says I'm outside of the demographic, I read young adult fiction almost exclusively (not ashamed about that either) and have been doing do since I was ten. I'm from the twilight generation and the Harry Potter generation and the Hunger Games generation and I'm just saying, young adults deserve BETTER than this.

But hey, free lit is free lit.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2012
This was absolutely the biggest waste of 99 cents. The first 20 pages, she has the same conversation with herself, in her head, about how her boyfriend's best friend hates her blah blah blah. The REST of the book is just her thinking about how much she loves her boyfriend's best friend, and every other paragraph she insists that she loves her boyfriend too much to hurt him by getting with his best friend.

This was by far the worst book I've ever wasted my time on. The characters were annoying and the plotline was unrealistic, yet painfully predictable. SPEND YOUR 99 CENTS ON A CANDY BAR.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This was a super short story (a novella) and I knew that going into the story but I still found myself disappointed that it was so short. It was such a good fun read that I wanted more and was sad when it ended.
This was my first read by Marks and I really truly loved it. The characters were great and the story line was something different and fun. I found myself holding my breath wondering if Zoey and Riley would ever get together and hoping that they would take that leap of faith and just do what I knew both of their hearts were telling them to do.
I will definitely be picking up more of Marks stories and look forward to reading more from her in the future.
If you want a quick romantic, feel good read, then definitely give this book a try. It was definitely worth the price and the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This was basically a Novella. around 48 pages on my ibooks. It was cute, fun, and basically an entertaining quick read. As ive mentioned before i love irresistible guys who the protagonist can't seem to have . Riley was just adorable, basically doing everything Zoey asked for or needed. I really wished this would have been an actual novel since many parts of the story could have been expanded, such as her relationship with her younger brother and sister, how she is dealing with her father's recent death, the friendship dynamic with Riley. I would have LOVED some flashbacks of Zoey and Riley in the past, because she always says Riley hates her because he did `this' and `that' in the past.

Overall it was a fun, adorable read, this reminded me of "The Unwritten Rule" by Elizabeth Scott which i ADORED. So don't expect anything serious or with depth from the story, but its definitely a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2011
Fall For Me is a fast, flirty, fun read.
Say that 5 times fast!

Melanie Marks delivers another adorable short story! I am really enjoying her work and am looking forward to reading more. Fall For Me is a light, young adult novel. I read it under an hour! Plus, it's not expensive, only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle.

Honestly, I thought the material was there for this to have been a full-length novel. Marks could have revealed more on the death of Jones's father, Finn and Riley's band, Riley and Ava's relationship, Finn's misdeeds, and the dynamics between Finn, Riley and Jones over the past couple of years. I liked this story, but it made me want even more! Which isn't a bad thing!

I recommend this story to young adults who are in the mood for something short and light that will keep you hoping until the very last page.

-XOXO
READING, EATING & DREAMING

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2011
Usually it is not hard for me to fall into a love story, but this book just didn't do it for me. I couldn't connect with the characters, didn't appreciate the storyline, and overall just didn't work. I wish I could say I loved it, but I didn't. Not in the least. I am suprised I even finished it, but being a short book it wasn't difficult.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2011
The idea behind the story was cute and there were moments when I really loved the story, but the greatness of the idea got lost in execution. I'd say this is more like 2.5 stars with two major complaints.

1-As other reviewers have mentioned, the gratuitous use of commas, hyphens and PERIODS (LIKE, for.crying.out.loud! - whatever.) were so distracting and really made it hard to read. Not to mention short, incomplete sentences abound. If I read this without knowing where it came from, I'd guess I was reading a stream of consciousness piece written by a 16 year old. But, like, ohmigosh! Maybe that's how it's supposed to be?? I do appreciate the overuse of periods, hyphens, and incomplete sentences for added emphasis sometimes, like a fine seasoning - USED SPARINGLY. But this was like food that has been overseasoned and is inedible. Hello, editor??

2-The ending. Bleh. I read the entire story for the kiss between Zoey and Riley (as I believe most readers probably do). Readers of this type of "literature" need a little bit more wrap up than, "Then they kissed. The end." If there hadn't been plenty of steam in other scenes in the book, I'd think maybe the author was trying to keep it squeaky clean. Okay, I might understand that. BUT the story had plenty of heat in other places (Zoey wanting to jump Riley and lick his neck, references to needing a cold shower and more) So basically the ending was a total flop and fizzle. It's like making a 7-layer cake for a wedding and not frosting it. Come on!! Where's the sugar?

Now my two beefs aside, it was only .99, right? So I'm learning to expect less. And I probably should not have read this on the heels of Native Star, a perfect, shining example of beautiful prose from a debut author. I consider myself to be pretty well-read in the YA genre and cheap-kindle-reads and this one - at least for me - was a flop. (There are plenty of other positive reviews here, but I'm wondering if they're written by friends and family - or fictitious readers - since several of the reviewers have reviewed nothing besides this and maybe something else by the same author...shill reviewers, anyone? It just makes me suspicious.) I'll give Ms. Marks one more chance before I add her to my list of authors who aren't for me.

And as a friendly reminder, the not helpful button is intended for reviews that are off topic, not for a review you simply don't like or don't agree with. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2013
I totally fell in love with this book from the moment I picked it up. I couldn't put it down until I read every last word, craving more when I finished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2013
This is the third book I read of yours every time I read it you mess up the ending for me why couldn't you tell what happened when she breaks up with Finn does Finn try to get her back what happens gosh I sometimes wish I never brought it but all over all it was a good book except for the ending good job I guess
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