Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: Folded Notes from High School by Matt Boren

Folded Notes from High School

Folded Notes from High School is told entirely through notes passed by a group of students in the same high school in the 90's. I think this was a pretty neat and very unique way to tell the story. It was very telling to see the difference between what someone writes about a situation to one person then says something completely different to someone else in another note. Ah, the nostalgia of the melodramatics of school. Tara is the main character and is definitely a bit dramatic and very wishy washy(Is it bad that I found that entertaining?). One day she loves her boyfriend, the next she loves someone else, one day she is fighting with her best friend, the next she is so thankful to have her in her life. It's kind of silly in reality yet absolutely dead serious to Tara. Being a teen is definitely an emotional time so I won't hold it against her as a character because it is actually very realistic. I'm sure I knew quite a few Tara types in my day. The layout and nostalgia made it a fun read for me and overall I would say that it was pretty enjoyable. I was kind of upset that I did not get to find out exactly what happens at the end, but as long as there will be a sequel I'm good with that. The ending definitely left me wanting more (but in a good way)! I think anyone who grew up in the 90's should pick this book up and think back on the antics of school days past.

** I voluntarily chose to receive this book from the publisher for review purposes. All thoughts expressed here are my own. **

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