Thursday, January 5, 2012

Review: My Mormon Crush, My Dog Eats Poo by Lisa Lim

My Mormon Crush, My Dog Eats Poo by Lisa Lim 

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services 
Pages: 127
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Sixteen-year old Lili is on the cusp of womanhood when several things go awry:

She unexpectedly crushes on a Mormon Missionary.
Her brothers think they are ninjas.
She thinks she’s a ninja.
Her mom is doing Yogalates (a combination of Yoga and Pilates)
Her dad thinks he is MacGyver.
Her dog eats poo.

As if all the above was not enough, Lili finds herself tragically entwined in a Love Triangle, just like every protagonist in the Young Adult novels she reads.

In addition to all that, and calling Crazyville, Utah her home, things can’t get much nuttier for Lili. Or can they? 

Kritters Thoughts:  With a title that is random and unrelated, it should have been a foreshadowing of what was to come for this book.  A disjointed story that kept me jumping from one subject matter to another and at moments I wasn't so sure about how it would all fit together.  

With a spunky character at the center and surrounded by an entertaining family and friends, this book had the chore of what could be a great read.  Maybe because I am not from Utah or not into religious jokes, the Mormon portion of this book wasn't my favorite.  Although, I did learn a little more about the Mormon faith, it was a little harsh in its presentation.

I was entertained by the book and kept reading, but I wouldn't put it close to my favorite's lists.  As I am not always a YA reader, I would still encourage those who love the YA general to check this one out, you may like it more than I did.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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