Book Review: This Book Will Change Your LIfe

This Book Will Change Your Life
by Amanda Weaver

Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart...

TeriLyn's thoughts: **This Book Will Change Your Life generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This book was quite sweet. Just a lovely story told from the points of view of both main characters, Ben and Hannah. In my opinion, this book is more young adult than new adult. Each character being in college trying to figure out their place in the world. They meet under really normal circumstances, build a friendship, a crush, and finally a love story. The book is short. I read it in just a little over two hours and it was a nice anecdote to being awake in the middle of the night.

Ben isn't your average romance hero. He's sweet, kind of shy, impossibly smart, and a bit of a total nerd. Yet he's really great and you can understand Hannah's connection to him. Hannah's a bit of nerd herself but she puts herself out there and is so eager to learn more about worlds she's yet to discover. Through Ben's love of the written word and Hannah's budding love affair with books these two develop a really sweet connection.

There were a couple of plot points that didn't work so well for me. Ben's caught up in an image of himself his father wants him to see when it's so clear to Hannah and the reader this image isn't at all him so this story line became redundant. There's also a crush he has on another girl for all the wrong reasons and the angst contrived from this didn't work for me.

Overall though, the story really was an enjoyable read. Amanda Weaver writes great dialogue and her story thoroughly held my attention.

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