Guest Review is written by our contributor, Julia Pedroso,
and she will tell you her opinion about a book she read.
And then, just like that, she was gone – accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned, disposable camera, chock full of undeveloped photos…
And now Jason – ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero – faces a dilemma. Should he try and track The Girl down? What if she’s The One? But that would mean using the only clues he has, which lie untouched in this tatty disposable…
It’s funny how things can develop…
Jason Priestley (not the actor) is going through a terrible time. He just ended a relationship with the love of his life, Sarah, and is now living with a friend, Dev, in a little, working as a critic for a free journal, called London Now, after letting a job as a teacher go because of a traumatic event. Which means, his life can’t get worse than it is at this moment.
One day, walking on the streets, he spots a girl, seeming to be completely clumsy with a lots of bags. He gets enchanted by her, obviously (as Jason says, everything starts with a girl) and tries to help her. But on the goodbye, she lets behing a camera, and Jason makes it his life future to give it back to her.
He goes everyday to the same street, trying to find the girl with blue jacket and beautiful smile who enchanted him. Do you know what happens? Nothing! It’s just when his friend, Dev, convinces him to see the photos to find a way to his girl that things in Jason’s life start to change. I can’t say a lot about what happens next, as it would be a huge spoilers, but it’s really fun, and the read is amazing as we are expecting what’s next to Jason each page.
This book surprised me. I don’t usually read books with a male main character, but this one got me. This book isn’t exactly a romantic comedy, neither is just a love story. The love is put in a personal light, the self-love Jason lost and is trying to find again. The narrative is amazing, and I found myself inside Jason’s mind.
Dev, his best friend, was one of my favorite, and I think everyone should have a friend like him. One of the best things of the whole book was that it hadn’t a normal approach. The book doesn’t limit your imagination, doesn’t give details about the looks of each character, you can just imagine they the way you want. And, last but not least, nothing is better than reading about the beautiful places you can find at London!