Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: 806 by Cynthia Weil

806Title: 806
Author: Cynthia Weil
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Publishing Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 229
Audio Length: N/A
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Series: Standalone
Source: ARC 

Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said. The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him. With the help of a broken-down, “borrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other...even if they don't see it that way.
What made me pick this book up: 
I saw it on someone's blog and thought it sounded really interesting. 

What did I like about the cover: 
I actually really adore this cover. It's so cute. The colors are great, in the sunset. And I love the drawing of the jeep and the stars are really cute. 

What made me read this book: 
Like I said, I saw a review for it on someone's blog and thought it sounded interesting. Then I noticed it was on Netgalley to review and I just had to have it!

What did I like the most: 
This book was honestly so good. A lot of people didn't like it because it's unrealistic or whatever. But I don't read a book for realistic, it's a work of fiction so take it for that.

With that being said, the story is awesome. Three very different kids trying to find the man who donated his little swimmers to them years ago. You can already tell this book is going to be awesome just by that. 

The things they have to go through to find their dad is hilarious and unpredictable. From running out of gas in the middle of nowhere, having their jeep stolen, and a few other crazy things, you just never know what's going to happen next. 
Like I said, the likelihood of all this is happening is unrealistic, but it made the book that much better. 

The writing was well done. It wasn't slow, it didn't drag. It made me want to keep reading and not put the book down at all. 

The characters were great honestly. KT the main girl, is a rock and roll give zero f*cks kind of girl. She is snarky and mean and I swear stuck in a grimace and an eye roll. 
Gabe is a "nerd" who is allergic to everything under the sun. Probably literally. He's big into magic (Like actual magic, not MTG) and is socially awkward and cannot talk to girls.
Jessie is the opposite of Gabe. He's a blonde hair, six packed, swim god. He's a total ladies man and obviously hot. 

So of course it's an odd tangle of people, but it works out well. 

The whole book is just different. And I loved that about it.

What didn't I like: 
KT was a little whiny, but not too bad to where it made me not want to read it.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
I would definitely read another one by this author. I wouldn't read a sequel to this, because it doesn't need a sequel. Definitely a standalone type book.

This was a unique and interesting book that I really didn't want to put down. It had me giggling and I even almost started crying at one point. Definitely awesome.

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Cynthia Weil is a prominent American songwriter. She is famous for having written many songs together with her husband Barry Mann.
Weil was trained as an actress and dancer but soon demonstrated a songwriting ability that led to her collaboration with Barry Mann whom she would marry in August 1961. The couple has one daughter, Dr Jenn Berman, aka "Dr. Jenn." Weil became one of the Brill Building songwriters of the 1960s, and one of the most important writers during the emergence of rock and roll.

1 comment:

  1. oh that's great! I didn't know about it but it definitely looks good and the cover is cute too


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