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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Review: Love Evolution by Michelle Mankin Rated: PG-13

Nineteen year old Avery Jones can play Guitar better than anyone. She and her brothers musical duo is amazing. After her brothers death, Avery doesn't know what to do. So she lookes for somewhere new to work as a guitarist. Brutal Strength, a hugely popular rock band, is looking for a new lead guitarist, after their previous one dropped out. As a fan of the band, Avery thinks she's struck gold, until she discovers the Band won't hire a female artist. So what does Avery do? She disguises herself as a man, and joins the group anyway.

Love Evolution was... interesting. It's an adaption of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and in at the first page I found it rather cliche, but it does get a little better. The clicheness of it actually adds to the entertainment, but hey, it's based on Shakespeare.  I quite like the lead character, no matter how many times I want to smack her. She does pretty well in her attempt to be a man, no matter how ridiculous it is.

The book has references to drugs, and (Oh No!) Mobsters who threaten little girls. Some people get drunk, some people kiss, a lot, some people kiss, and then freak out because the person the kissed was allegedly a man. Some crude humor, as well as a few mentions of Doing the Do, which no one does actually do, as the main couple are a dude and another "dude" (but not really)there is also a bit of mild swearing

In all I found Love Evolution utterly cliche and entertaining. I would recommend it to people who enjoy Shakespeare and rock and roll. It is not for people who don't find cliche's entertaining, or who don't much care for Shakespeare (I am one of those people)Thanks for reading, Bri π
Rated PG-13 for Mild swearing, drugs, alcohol, intimacy, and for being ridiculous.

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