The Oracle Rebounds - Allison Van Diepen

by - Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Oracle Rebounds - Allison Van Diepen
As the “oracle of dating,” Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She’s supposed to have the perfect relationship. But now that Jared is “taking a step back,” Kayla feels like a total fraud.

So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around. Yeah, there are other possibilities out there—including the beyond-cute French foreign exchange student she’s showing around town. But when controversy erupts about the Oracle’s advice, Kayla is sent reeling once again. Will anything work out for her this year? Yet when her friends start seriously needing the Oracle, Kayla begins to focus on what really matters: Viv, Sharese, Amy and Ryan, her trueblue buds. And suddenly, everything starts making sense again…

I was hesitant to start The Oracle Rebound because of what I assumed from the blurb. (And  I lost my interest in writing a review for the first book)  As I was hung up on Jared and Kayla's relationship, it was definitely a depressing moment when I found out that they were going their separate ways, and honestly, the book lost it's spark to me. I can't do this. Feeling heartbroken.

But to my utter surprise, I finished it in merely two hours, I guess some of the Oracle's advice got to me, Kayla taught me to look deeper.

If the first book got you hooked, the second book got you rooted. I got the best dating advices from a story book! This book relates well to teenagers because the protagonist herself is a teen who deals with her own problems, and that she's growing each day. I had fun reading The Oracle of Dating series because the characters themselves are just vibrant, and we get to read about diversed characters.
Main character : Kayla / The Oracle
Love Interest : Jared, Benoit
Friends : Amy, Ryan, Sharese, Viv
Parents : Erland, Mum
Sister : Tracey (probably one of my favourite characters in the story)

I was un-depressed by the end of this book so that must have meant something right? I see no reason why I would give this book a bad review, especially when it is one of the best YA chick lit I ever read. I definitely had a newfound respect for the author (I was not quite impressed with her work on The Vampire Stalker, I guess I was just expecting more from it, after all it was a reader's dream come true). Friendship, romance, family, I got myself a premium pack here, what else could I ask for?

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  1. Someone should make a film. Would be a good one.

    1. Most definitely! I'll be the one first in line.


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