Jul 5, 2014

Review: The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin

Title: The Rule of Thirds (Pippa Greene #1)
Author: Chantel Guertin
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Format: Paper back 
Publisher: ECW Press
Published: October 1, 2013

Summary: 
Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things have changed for Pippa — and her junior year at Spalding High proves to have its own set of challenges. Not only is Vantage Point, the statewide photography competition, in three short weeks, but her mandatory volunteer placement lands her at St. Christopher’s Hospital, a place Pippa never wanted to set foot in again. With humour and pluck, she navigates her new role as a candy striper (watch out for Code Yellows), her changing relationship with her best friend (goodbye Honesty Pact), and — perhaps most stressful of all — her new love interests (yes, love interests plural).
Will Pippa make it to Vantage Point without having a panic attack? Will either one of the guys prove less sketchy than her last boyfriend? Can she and Dace figure out a way to dream big and be best friends? One thing is certain: real life is a lot more complicated than a photograph.


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***The following review has spoilers. If you would like for it to be spoiler free please skip the blue paragraphs!***

Looking for a short, easy, entertaining summer read? Then this book is for you. I whipped through is pretty quickly at the beach and enjoyed every minute of it. 

I loved the photography and the story behind it, how it was something she shared with her father before he died of cancer a few months earlier. I just wished there was a few more scenes with her doing the photography. 

I didn't like Ben (One of the love interests) there was something about him that wasn't right. He kind of threw himself at her instead of waiting for her, but then I guess in the end there was a reason for it. 

***I also don't like how the situation with Ben never got solved. Like Pippa, he stole your pictures for the competition and then used them! Worst of all he won. I wish she would have told the directors on him. Then again there is always the second book for this all the play out. It explains though why he was pushy and tried to get close to her so fast, do I think he has feelings for her? Yes. Do I think that he really cares about them? No.***

Of course I fell in love with Dylan. He wasn't the stereotypical boy. He was kind and sweet. Though I did not see that plot twist coming, actually we do see it coming. You just don't put everything together until the very end. 

All in all I really did like this book! I am excited to read the sequal for the upcoming book tour!

Rating: ★★★★★

Similarities between me and Pippa: 
  1. We both suffer from panic attacks. 
  2. I liked (past tense) someone the same name of the boy she likes.
  3. She doesn't like to break the rules.
  4. Our inner thoughts never shuts up! 
  5. She is awkward around people, especially boys.
  6. We are both sixteen

I think this is the most I ever related to a character!



On August 11th be on the look out for the Depth of Field (Pippa Greene #2) book tour! We will be giving away a copy of Depth of Field!

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