Friday, May 8, 2015

Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance
Title: Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance

Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen Publishing
Source: Publisher

Synopsis (Goodreads): Lola Carlyle is lonely, out of sorts, and in for a boring summer. So when her best friend Sydney calls to rave about the fun she’s having at a luxurious Malibu rehab (it’s basically a spa!) and reveals that the love of Lola’s life, Wade Miller, is being admitted, Lola knows what she has to do. Never mind that her worst addiction is decaf cappuccino; Lola is going to rehab. Lola fakes her way into Sunrise Rehab, only to discover she’s actually expected to be an addict. And get treatment. And she has insane roommates, and an irritatingly attractive intake advisor, Adam, who’s determined to thwart her at every turn. Worst of all is the strictly enforced NO ROMANCE rule.  Oh, and Sydney? Is gone.  Turns out Sunrise is more jail-like than spa-like, and it’s going to take more than Lola bargained for just to get through the program. 

My Review

I really enjoyed Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance. I thought that it was a really cute, summery type of book that had a lot of good things in it. 

The plot moved by really quickly, with a lot of crazy things happening. It was basically Lola's story of her time in rehab, which was very interesting. The main problem I had with this book though was that it was hard to believe. I didn't think Lola faking her way into rehab was something that could really happen. Other than that, this book was really cute and fun. 

I thought that the characters were a major part of this book, and were a huge positive. Lola started out kind of snotty and rude, but throughout the book she grows as a character into someone that everyone can relate to. I really loved Adam, because he was dorky and adorable, and I thought Wade was perfect for his role in the story. 

The dialogue in this book was hilarious. There were a lot of references to social media and everyday technology, and teenagers my age would use a lot of the same references and talk like the characters in Lola did. 

Rating: 4/5 worms