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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Detour by S. A. Bodeen


Summary on Goodreads.

Rating: 3-Stars

"On her way to a writer’s conference, a bestselling teenage author takes a detour that has been deliberately set up by her biggest fans—a mother and daughter who kidnap her.

Livvy Flynn is a big deal—she’s a New York Times-bestselling author whose YA fiction has sold all over the world. She’s rich, she’s famous, she’s gorgeous, and she’s full of herself..." [more +]

I liked Bodeen's The Compound and this book seemed to follow the same light, fast pace development.

The Detour touches a few important issues such as bullying, plagiarism, online dating, and thinking you are better than the rest of the world.

From the summary, we know that Livvy thinks she is all that, so be prepared to read about her thoughts of grandeur.... until she is kidnapped. I like that Livvy kept true to herself. I mean, she was kidnapped, but she was still full of herself and willing to fight.

Why was she kidnapped? That is the question! And I won't give the answer :-)

Oh! The story also covers some interesting points about the publishing industry (how books are pushed back) which I found interesting (although it was only a sentence about that).

The story is light and Livvy is annoying at times but I enjoyed it anyways.