Book Title: Verona Comics
Author: Jennifer Dugan
Genres: YoungAdult, Contemporary ,Romance, LGBT
Number of pages: 352 pages
Publishing Date: : April 21st 2020
Publishing company: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of PRH
E-book recieved from the publisher, PRH international in exchange of an honest review
I’m not into comic books whatsoever, but how people love them? it’s like the next best things to novels!
So for me: reading a book about comics is like reading a book about books!
Jubilee has it all together. She’s an elite cellist, and when she’s not working in her stepmom’s indie comic shop, she’s prepping for the biggest audition of her life.
Ridley is barely holding it together. His parents own the biggest comic-store chain in the country, and Ridley can’t stop disappointing them—that is, when they’re even paying attention.
They meet one fateful night at a comic convention prom, and the two can’t help falling for each other. Too bad their parents are at each other’s throats every chance they get, making a relationship between them nearly impossible…unless they manage to keep it a secret.
Then again, the feud between their families may be the least of their problems. As Ridley’s anxiety spirals, Jubilee tries to help but finds her focus torn between her fast-approaching audition and their intensifying relationship. What if love can’t conquer all? What if each of them needs more than the other can give?
The book starts with the average romance encounter, it is extremely cute and it gives me all the feels and all that, but as i kept reading, i felt like it’s too cliche to be true, and i had the plot twist all figured out.
But then at we keep reading, other things started coming to light, like how the book isn’t just a romance, it treats mental illness in a very exceptional way.
Most books treat it as a small obstacle in the characters’ life that can get treated along the way, along the story.
In this book, the illness stopped the motion of the story, it put people in danger, it stop loudly and demanded to be treated.
And that’s what happened.
And God! How heart-warming it was to see this unfold in a Young Adult book!
Why not a 5 stars then?
Overall! the book strength lies in mental illness, the romance part of it
Yeah, it wasn’t in its strongest suite, so at first it got me kinda bored, a little annoyed, but when i really looked into it, and found the greater meaning
I totally loved it!