19 January 2011

Review: Love at the Corner Pocket by Marlene Perez


Love at the Corner Pocket by Marlene Perez
Publication Date: May 1st 2008
Publisher: Point / Scholastic
ISBN: 0545019915 (ISBN13: 9780545019910)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288

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Summary:
All’s fair in love and billiards.

At the pool table, Chloe is an expert. She can see all the angles, sink all her shots. But when it comes to love, she’s more of a novice—unlike her beautiful best friend Bridget, who plays to win.

But when Alex comes to town, he changes everything. Slick and confident, he makes Chloe feel things she’s never felt before, and he even beats her at pool. The trouble is, Bridget also has her sights set on him. Meanwhile, Chloe’s old friend, Theo, seems to want to be more than her pool partner.

When dealing with friendship and love, will Chloe be stuck behind the 8-ball? Or is this a game she can win?

Review:
I finished this in around 3 hours because I wanted to finish and return it before school's out for the day, but I guess I read too fast, I ended up with nothing to do for a few hours. I really should've stayed home.

I don't know if it was my reading speed or what, I think it's a light and fast paced book, and not exactly what I would call a fun book. Maybe because me and Chloe are having a same problem, much less dramatic but still really depressing for me, so it was actually quite sad and disturbing. I felt sad for her AND myself, too relatable with the same problem I guess, but she's much better at handling it.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. The characters are likable, and yay for a really cute romance. I kind of wish I knew more about Bridget though, because I don't understand her. The pool playing parts bored me though, then again I'm not really interested in the game. The ending doesn't feel too final for me, because it wasn't the ending that I wanted, since it's similar to my real life problem's "ending", and I'm still hoping for a miracle.

Conclusion:
Light and fast paced, with a cute romance. :D I like this, it's very enjoyable.

Cover Design:
Cute and pretty cover! I love the heart on the ball, and a pink pool table!!

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