Edition: Paperback, 304 pages, published June 2nd 2016 by Walker Books (first published June 4th 2015)
Synopsis: Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life… Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record.
Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out.
What a great read! I’ve wanted to pick this one up for quite a while now, and it didn’t disappoint.
The plot…I really liked it! It’s not too fast-paced but it also keeps you firmly gripped to the characters and story.
The characters…I admit, I felt mixed about them. They were both bitchy throughout the book and inconsiderate of those around them…but I think that’s kind of the point. No one’s perfect, and we all make mistakes. But that’s okay, and it doesn’t mean we’re bad people. However, I felt both Kaz and Ruby were…oblivious in some parts. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing (as I’m sure it was intentional), that’s just partly how I feel.
The writing…I loved it! As with the plot, it’s simple and easy to read but it’s also got a lot of depth and meaning behind it. Yeah, this book might not have been the most poetic. But it was raw, relatable…and real. Sometimes, we always need to be reminded we’re not alone, and that book made sure of that.
Something I liked…the setting. A book set at a music festival? Full of action and fun but also reality? Like the toilets not having paper and the tents being squished together? Bring. It. On.
Something I disliked…nothing, really! Sure, little things niggled me, like the whole Ruby/Kaz being bitchy thing. But in the end, that’s life, and that’s exactly what this book was about. Best friends can get through anything. Everything. No matter what.
My rating is…
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4 out of 5 moons
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽