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Title: Everything Leads to You
Author: Nina LaCour
Publishing Details: May 15th, 2014 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: Hardcover, 272
My Rating: 3/5
Setting: Venice, California (United States)
“The best things aren’t perfectly constructed. They aren’t illusions. they aren’t larger than life. They are life.”
― Nina LaCour,
PLOT: This book is set in Venice, California but most importantly I felt alive in the movie sets and scenes in the book. This is a story of a young set designer, Emi Price who is finding her way and place in the Hollywood Film world. She is a film buff, she knows almost everything about the industry and is a true romantic. She is not very good at relationships. With her best friend Charlotte’s bitter opinions on her relationship with on and off girlfriend, Morgan, she is struggling with the relationship. She is a mess, but when she and Charlotte find a letter in a famous actor’s house, they are set on a journey which leads them to Ava Wilder. This book is about Emi and her place in HOLLYWOOD as a set designer. But whom does she end up with? Her best friend, Charlotte or Ava?
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK: I loved how there was a mystery element to a young adult contemporary book. Normally, I wouldn’t expect much mystery in a subtle romance book. The writing style was another aspect which caught me swaying. It was sweet, not sugarcoated and very mysterious. The endings of each chapter were the highlights. The LGBT aspect of this book is very new to me but I found it unique. It was really good to see the behind scenes of filmmaking and it was a wonderful experience reading this book. I had fun.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK: There are not many things which I didn’t like about it. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads because the LGBT vibe was new to me and I couldn’t connect with the book so deeply.
WOULD I RECOMMEND IT? Of course! If you want a light- hearted, fun but at the same time an intense young romance book, you should go for Everything Leads To You. It’s fun to read and you’ll just fly through it.
MY FAVOURITE PART: Definitely the ending. So, Emi’s elder brother goes to London to work for a film and he gives his apartment to Emi on one condition. (THIS IS NOT A SPOILER) The condition is that she has to do something EPIC in that apartment.
The best part is that EMI DOES do something EPIC in that house, but something even more beautiful (and EPIC) to herself.
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