Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Average Rating: 3.5


Review: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Posted 18 August, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt

Through to You was the typical young adult contemporary romance–good girl, bad boy who is hiding secrets that threaten to tear them apart. There wasn’t anything that was absolutely special about this novel’s plot. Even though, it was still entertaining. Although it wasn’t something new and exciting, it held my attention nonetheless. The plot was engaging and interesting, just not downright thrilling. Harper was the typical good girl. She’s straight-laced, doesn’t get into trouble. That is, until Penn Mattingly leaves a note on her desk telling her he liked her sparkle. Harper was a pretty relatable character. There wasn’t really anything to dislike about her. She was friendly and overall good and had no annoying habits or an annoying voice. I didn’t feel a heart-deep connection with her character, but she definitely wasn’t a bad one to read. Penn also fit the stereotype of bad boy well, even though he wasn’t nearly as bad as he wanted people to believe he was. Penn was hiding secrets about things that happened to him that really affected his life in a not-so-great way. He was definitely charming. He felt more like a good-bad-boy to me than an actual bad boy. The baggage that he was lugging definitely wasn’t too heavy in the realm of book bad-boys. That made his character stand out among the throes of bad boys in young adult literature. […]