WRITING STYLE: 3/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
After having read so many intellectually heavy books recently, I wanted to browse through some breezy teenage books. “Julia Jones: The Teenage Years” box set is what I came across on my kindle store. So without further ado, I sat down to read what I had been wanting to read since so long. There is something in reading about the dramas and melodramas of a teenage life, and this series was just what I was looking for. Needless to state, I was ecstatic.
Julia Jones is your regular teenage girl; pretty but not in an overly feminine way. A few years back she had dropped her life in the city and had shifted to the countryside when her father had relocated there. She had to let go of her best friend Millie and boyfriend Blake then. Now just as she was coming to terms with her life in the countryside, she had to move back again, to the same city and the same school that she had left all those years ago. How will go back to those old friends and old boyfriend be? Will all those people still be the same? Or will they have moved on with their new friends? Will they accept Julia back as if nothing had changed? To know this and much more about what happens when Julia gets back, read this cute little book today.
I liked the plot of “Julia Jones: The Teenage Years”. It is simple, singularly focused and intact. The writing style of the author is also breezy and provides for an effortless reading. She writes about all that teenage drama and all those teenage feelings with a certain authority and finesse. It makes you feel like as if you are talking to a teenager and it made me kind of nostalgic about my own teenage years. There is a childlike quality to her words which I so adored. I am sure I will be looking forward to reading more of her works.
I loved most of the characters. They are all fun to read about. The situations in which these characters found themselves are quite relatable. The book overall is a cute little read and I will, therefore, recommend it to all my teenage readers and even to those who like to read the typical high school drama books.