Basketballs and Mistletoe: All's Fair in Love and Sports Series Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B081DKVNMT
- Publication date : November 17, 2019
- Language: : English
- File size : 2890 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1708658742
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #443,120 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Things I liked: I liked that Matt is more interested in Trina as a person that he is in what she looks like. However, since he thinks she is beautiful that might not be saying much. I liked that the story handled Trina's eating disorder with delicacy but also that it is something serious that needs to be taken seriously. I liked that parents were able to have frank discussions with the kids. I liked that the kids were willing to take on a service project.
Things I didn't like: I hated pretty much anything that was of a sexual nature in the book. There is a lot of making out, talk about sex, social media exploding over the course of an hour from a kiss in the hall to rumors of her being pregnant. Kids telling each other good job for having sex. I also felt like the author underplayed the magnitude of taking on the service project in such a short time period. That seems pretty unrealistic.
So, while this wasn't my kind of book, I know there are many who will love it. And the narration was pretty good.
Sex: making out, talk about sex, kids cheering each other on when they think they've had sex, but no actual sex on the page. (One teen couple in the background are pregnant and engaged).
*I received a complimentary audio-book and voluntarily chose to review it.
I love basketball and basketball players, and what better to have them star in a holiday romance? Matt and Trina both have something in common with their dreams for senior year, but sometimes that's all dreams are--dreams. I loved the way Trina was able to think outside herself and turn her dream into a community-wide service opportunity.
I also love fake relationships, especially when they develop because of a spark of attraction and a misunderstanding situation, just as this one did. I loved the way this one played out, even in such a short amount of pages.
I did have a few mixed feelings. The story and characters were a little juvenile at times, but I can excuse that because it's YA, so of course they're true to the age. But there was a major issue thrown into the mix and although it was hinted at once or twice, I didn't feel that the full complication fit into a story so short.
Overall, this was a fun escape and these YA Christmas books are great because they always seem to take me back to a fun and memorable time in my life.
Content: mild romance
Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion