Author: Maggie Gilbert

This is Now by Maggie Gilbert

Posted May 12, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
This is Now by Maggie Gilbert

In all truthfulness, I had a hard time deciding if this book was a 3 star or a 4 star, so let’s call this review a 3.5 star review. I have a tendency to love Australian writers, in my experience they tend to be amazing at getting me to bond with their characters, so I always look forward to reading a book written by an Australian. The first thing I noticed about this book though was that it used so much Australian slang and acronyms that I was kind of overwhelmed by it for the first couple of chapters (let’s just say once I worked everything out thanks to google I got over it). I’ve read books written in Australian, U.S., and British English, and I’ve even read some books that are translations into English, and 90% of the time I don’t even notice it because I tend to be pretty go at context clues, but this one I noticed, so I wanted to mention it for all U.S. readers. That being said, it was a good book. A solid entry into the new adult genre. Jess is a girl from the wrong side of town, she has brothers who break the law for a living, a mother who is basically an out of work drunk who isn’t very much of a mother to Jess, and an ex-boyfriend who still wants her. She has a lot going on at home, and on top of that she works and is going […]