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Started with potential, ended in cheese
on 7 June 2014
I started reading this a while back, and was immediately hooked. The idea of a French girl making a break to Paris, and then further to New York to pursue her dreams for her big break? A great story could derive from that. After reading the entire thing, I can understand the reasons for the author's writing style and the way she went about telling the story, but from the point where the book started to discuss Matt and Maude's exploration of New York, it became way too predictable. And I mean, I pretty much guessed the story from there till the end.
And then came the issue of her mysterious parents, and just... words can't describe how cheesy and cliched the whole story became. It was all too obvious what was going to happen at the end. I enjoyed the French girl at the start who struggled with her English and was naive to the American world around her, but it quickly turned into an unnecessary love story which was given away from the start.
I also felt that the writer told the story too much, instead of showing readers what was happening, probably because I'm older than the target audience. Personally for me, the book was way too predictable, and it just got to the point where I skipped page upon page because it was way too cringe-worthy, but if you're in the demographic for this story, then you'll probably find it a durable read.