Book Review: Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne + Giveaway

Autumn Falls
Author: Bella Thorne
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: November 11, 2014
Review Source: Delacorte Press

Filled with personal elements from Bella’s own life, AUTUMN FALLS is the first book in Bella Thorne’s new series! It has everything readers will love and relate to: a real girl trying to find her own inner strength and be the best she can be, with a hint of magic and mystery, and a steady stream of OMG-I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened fun.

With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.

When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way, is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her?

Honestly, when I first picked the book I hadn't realized who had written the book. It wasn't even until I turned the book over and saw Bella's picture that I figured it out. Another celebrity had written a book! It took all my effort to not go online and see what everyone had thought about it before I had the chance to read it myself. I have a mixed review for this one...what a surprise, right?

First, what I liked about it. I thought the storyline was fun! From the cover you really can't tell that this is actually a Fantasy novel. It looks more like a Contemporary or Realistic Fiction, but don't let the cover fool you, it is definitely a Fantasy. A magic journal that makes things happen when you write it down. How cool is that? It actually reminds me of something I would see on a "Made-For-TV" Disney movie. Who knows? We might see it in a few months!

And now...what I didn't like about it. When I found out that a celebrity had written the book, I wasn't expecting much in the writing. And that's what I got...not much. I understand that she's Dyslexic, and that had nothing to do with it, but I felt that the story was telling me about her life, not showing it. There were several times in the book where I skipped over a paragraph or two because I knew it wasn't really adding to the story. It just kind of told me what was going on, but it wasn't really necessary.

Overall, it was a pretty cute book and I would put this in my middle school classroom. There were cries of excitement when my sixth graders saw who had written the book and couldn't wait for me to finish it so they could read it too. I think that Autumn goes through a lot of things that middle school girls are going through, minus the magical journal, and this book would be a fun read for them. I will be looking for the Disney movie that comes from this!

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