Book: My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

What would you do during your pastime or during rainy days? It is raining here now, and I have to postpone my plan to bring out my kids for shopping. If Plan A doesn’t work, it’s time to go for Plan B. Since it is raining cats and dogs, I guess sipping a cup of hot coffee while reading a nice book would be the best thing to do today. The only relaxation I could have since Mr. Hubby is on duty to babysit the kids. He surely knows that I have tons of things to do especially when I’m currently busy with my LR at the moment. Reading has been part of me ever since my Dad bought tons of Nancy Drew, and Sweet Valley High books for me.

Anyway, there’s a book which I found on iBooks recently. It’s a nice book for those who love reading romantic with a little humour in it. Rest assured. You will never have to deal with those ’50-Shades-Of-Grey’ thingy. Just some sorority and Southern boy story. I admit that I find this book is pretty interesting especially when it comes to a young adult’s love story. LOL! I’m suck at this thing.

The Paper Heart by Magan Vernon starts with Elizabeth Libby Gentry who does not meet the college requirement of maintaining her CGPA for 2 semesters. In other words, she flunks out of the college. Thus, her parents decide to send her off to live and work with her dad’s sister, Aunt Dee, in Louisiana. Then, she met Blaine Crabtree (macam ‘ketam pokok’ pula bunyi dia), the hottest hunk in Elsbury, in a ‘not-so-Chicago’ party. The plot goes with Blaine-Libby teasing each other (sarcastically), Blaine invited Libby for a dinner, getting closer, and fall in love. You can expect Libby’s ex-boyfriend, Beau, and Blaine’s ex, Julie. It’s just a normal sweet and romantic story. Nothing to ‘wow’ but it’s  a sweet one.

The character itself, Libby, isn’t a typical rich blonde bimbo. She’s quite superficial at first but she changed into a nice fine woman after meeting people in Elsbury, and she falls in love with the Southern boy because of his blue eyes. I don’t know how blue eyes can be so charming because it’s pretty rare to find Asians with blue eyes (unless he is a Pan-Asian). I admit that I love Blaine’s character, and how he tries to get Libby’s attention. His willingness to go outside his comfort zone just for Libby is definitely one of girl’s dream. The characters can be quite unrealistic but I think it’s still acceptable as it still defines the weaknesses of each characters. For instance, Libby is slim but she also gains weight, just like the other girls. Blaine can act like he’s strong but deep inside he’s afraid of getting hurt again. I think there’s a balance in each of the characters.

If you love chick lit story, then this should be on your list. The plot is nice. Short. If you love to read something that deals with more serious issues, and requires deep thinking, then this should be out of your league. Great for young adult. No saucy raunchy slang.

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