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Book Review: Becoming Nikki by Ashley Elliot

9781492877349_p0_v1_s192x300I had been wanting to read Becoming Nikki for a long time…ever since I saw the author’s interview on Homeschooled Authors. The plot intrigued me, as did the fact that the book was about sibling relationships.

But wow.

This book totally took me by surprise.  

 

Plot/Storyline: 5/5

I was completely riveted by this book from the first page. The entire plot was so well executed and realistic.

 

Characters: 4/5

I loved the characters…well, except for the ones I didn’t like. But I’m pretty sure those ones were supposed to be disliked.

My only gripe is that I wish Nikki and Alec’s dad had been a more significant part of the story.

 

Writing: 5/5

It was amazing. Absolutely unheard of for a debut novel.

 

Dialogue: 4/5

Sometimes, it was hard to understand what the characters were trying to say. Elliot used real-life lingo/slang, which made it sometimes hard to comprehend. But, it is how most people talk these days, I had just never seen it written on paper.

 

Want-to-read-ability: 5/5

Absolutely couldn’t put it down, it was so good. I had a day off and read the book in about six hours. I wish it had been longer.

 

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4 responses to “Book Review: Becoming Nikki by Ashley Elliot”

  1. Abi Claire says:

    Wow, this book sounds awesome, Ivy! I’ll have to check it out. I’m going to be honest and say I don’t usually like reading book reviews because I feel like too much information is given away and they’re usually really long. However, yours was nothing like that. I would definitely come back here for book reviews!

  2. So glad you liked it!!! Thank you for all of your kind words! :)

    -Ashley (the author ;) )

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