Review: Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

My rating★★★
Genre: young adult, romance, contemporary.
Series: stand-alone

Blurb from Goodreads

When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional.
Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special.
Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating.
Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And she’s not sure if she’s ready to find out.
When he walks through the corridor of her school the first day of her senior year, she knows that it’s time to get to know the real Colton Neely. The more she learns, the deeper she falls.
Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart.

My review:

I don’t know what happened with my while reading this book. It was like I couldn’t concentrate on the story. It’s so beautiful and sad at the same time, but I couldn’t connect with the main character Lilly.

“I think sometimes we’re presented with the truth but we don’t want to believe it. We see things the way we want to see them. Sometimes, we choose to live in denial.”

Colton is such a great guy. But not an easy one. Lilly figured that out since the very beginning. I liked their relationship. It was super cute and heart-warming, but sometimes I didn’t get Lilly. She knew how Colton was and I sometimes I thought she expected too much from him.

“You’d like to think it’s a choice to love him, but it’s not, Lilly. You’ve already decided. I can see it on your face.”

The writing style of this book was good, but not my favorite. I prefer books/stories with more dialogs. And they weren’t a lot of them in this one. I think that is what bothered me the most and that was probably also the reason I couldn’t really get into it.

“Maybe if we stopped trying to achieve movie standards of greatness, we'd be happy with what we have.”

Still, it was a beautiful story about love. If it doesn’t bother you that there isn’t a lot of conversation, then I really recommend this book to you.
I hope my review isn’t too negative. Please, understand that this is kind of a “It’s not you, it’s me” situation. So don’t hesitate giving this book a chance! 

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