Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

The Natural History of Us by Rachel Harris

Posted March 28, 2016 by Kate in Giveaway, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
The Natural History of Us by Rachel Harris

So this book was really not for me, I’ve Rachel Harris before and enjoyed her books, so I decided to give this book a go even though it was more YA then I normally go for. Unfortunately, I was right, this book is way to YA for me, it takes place in high school and the characters understandably have a lower maturity level and I just think I’ve gotten to a point where it harder for me to identify with high school characters. There have been a couple of YA books that I have really enjoyed, but in this book I think part of the problem was really the characters and pacing. The pacing of the book was really a big problem for me, I remember being 25-30% of the way done with the book and really nothing had happened. I mean at this point we do have some backstory, Peyton was sick before she started high school, she dated Justin and then he cheated on her (or so she believes), and now they don’t talk even though it’s been years later. There are some interactions at school and then they go to her families ranch and basically the reader is provided with a ton of information that honestly would have been better revealed over time and not just as an info dump. My biggest problem was honestly that the characters just were not authentic to me. Granted it has been a while since I was a teenager, but I […]