aka I agree with these ratings
I got this idea from Lala, the trendsetting queen of booktube (except she chose books that she a] read and loved or b] wants to read and may potentially love). I couldn’t do the lowest rated but loved because I seem to be in agreement with the ratings, so instead, you get this. I guess I’m a sheep after all.
Read top 5 (that I didn’t like)
Meet Me In My Office
by Pauline Ross
Fantasizing about your boss is a no-no. So is fantasizing about your boss’s daughter. But sometimes it can be a lot of fun. And sometimes real life is even better than your daydreams.
Avg. Rating: 1.50
My rating: 2
I read this one a loooong time ago, but what I do remember about it, it was extremely short and was basically just smut. Meh. Maybe it earned this rating because there wasn’t enough of it for people to get attached to.
Dracula Marries Frankenstein
by Susan Schade
Suburban Megatown doesn’t seem like the ideal location for a bunch of kids to make a horror movie. But Anne and her friends luck into a deal with Augusta Herringbone and begin filming Dracula Marries Frankenstein! at Augusta’s creepy castle-like home. Unfortunately Augusta flips her homophobic lid and then a fire destroys the whole film set. Out of the ashes come forgiveness and understanding, a finished film, an underwater dream fulfilled, and a location for the kids’ next movie.
Avg. Rating: 2.71
My rating: 3
This book tried to cover some heavy topics in a very short space of time, and it’s ratings have suffered for it. It tackled homophobia and dealing with hurt, while still trying to be a fun and child-friendly play on Anne of Green Gables. It’s a lot. But I liked it overall and Anne was an okay character.
by Justin Wagner
Meet Jeremy Duderman, the most extremely awesome scientific mind of his generation. Too bad everyone’s too busy bullying him or just generally disliking him to realize it. But that all ends today. Jeremy has invented the Reality Alternative Dimensionator (R.A.D. for short), a device that allows Rex Raditude, the Pizzasaurus, to enter our dimension. He’s a guitar-shredding, pizza-loving party animal with only one thing on his mind: BEING TOTALLY RAD, DUDE. But is that enough to stop Emperor Buzzkill and his horde of hapless minions who are bent on ending pizza parties, skateboarding, and all things rad? And can poor, pitiful Jeremy Duderman, quite possibly the dorkiest dude in the universe, help Rex in defeating them?
Avg. Rating: 2.88
My rating: 3
Cute, with a few problematic elements. It doesn’t take itself too seriously so I didn’t either, but I can see why people would rate it low (the one female character becomes cool and is automatically made into a sex symbol, which makes the main character finally see her).
By Jessica Edwards
I never should’ve been there, but I was.
I wasn’t supposed to see anything, but I saw everything.
I didn’t mean to get caught, but you caught me.
Now you make my life a living hell, and I can’t escape from it.
Avg. Rating: 2.90
My rating: 2
I really wanted to like this one, as much as I liked all of her other books so far, but it pushed my comfort level way too far. There are some very triggering events that happen, which I labeled in my Goodreads review but won’t mention here. If you want to know what they are, feel free.
by Laura Hopper
Janey King’s priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced, her world starts to shift. Back at school, Luke Hallstrom, an adorable senior, pursues Janey, and she realizes that she has two new priorities to consider: love and sex.
Avg. Rating: 3.15
My rating: 1
I did a mini-review for this that explains how hard it was for me to even finish reading this book. This one is preachy and not at all what I was expecting. Next.
Should I do the lowest rated on my TBR next?