Sunday, 9 April 2017

Review - Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

Title: Definitions of Indefinable Things
Author: Whitney Taylor
Pages: 336
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: 4th April 2017

Blurb from Goodreads:

Reggie Mason is all too familiar with "the Three Stages of Depression." She believes she’s unlocked the secret to keeping herself safe: Nobody can hurt you if you never let them in.

Reggie encounters an unexpected challenge to her misanthropy: a Twizzler-chomping, indie film-making narcissist named Snake. Snake’s presence, while reassuring, is not exactly stable—especially since his ex-girlfriend is seven months pregnant. As Reggie falls for Snake, she must decide whether it’s time to rewrite the rules that have defined her.

My Review:

 *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group and NetGalley*

Reggie Mason is a teen with depression and a dark sense of humour.
She meets Snake, a guy who makes films, takes medication and also has a seven-month pregnant ex-girlfriend.
As Reggie grows closer to Snake he makes her question everything.

Depression is becoming a more widely written about theme nowadays and I thought that Definitions of Indefinable Things handled the topic well.
I liked Reggie and felt sorry for her - she had been hurt in the past and was shut off as a result.
I didn't have any strong feelings about Snake but I didn't mind the romance.
The plot was okay but I wasn't gripped and I lost interest a few times.

Overall this was a somewhat enjoyable read.