Saturday, 31 October 2015

Book Review - Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine

Author: Stephanie Tromly

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Humour.  

Published: August 4 2015

Pages: 336 pages (Hardcover) (Kathy Dawson Books)

Read: September 2015

Rating: 5 Stars

Of course I didn’t like Digby when I first met him. No one does.

The first time Philip Digby shows up on Zoe Webster’s doorstep, he’s rude and he treats her like a book he’s already read and knows the ending to.

But before she knows it, Zoe’s allowed Digby—annoying, brilliant, and somehow…attractive? Digby—to drag her into a series of hilarious, dangerous, and only vaguely legal schemes all related to the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that might be connected to the tragic disappearance of his little sister eight years ago. When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can’t say no.

But is Digby a hero? Or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exorcize his own obsessive-compulsive tendencies? And does she really care anyway?

Book 39/60 - 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine is a realistic fiction, mystery novel and what a quirky, entertaining read this was. In honest truth, this is a book that I would have never picked up by myself (I received this book in my Owlcrate August box) and I would have seriously regretted not reading this!

I loved this book so much. Every page kept me hooked because it was so entertaining and I just loved the fun mystery element long with all the antics that the characters got up to in this book. It was just such a fun, refreshing read.

As for the characters, I loved Digby. He had to be my favourite out of the bunch. He was just such a quirky, careless character that he became just an instant favourite, He's that character that you just have to love. I also loved the voice of Zoe. She was a great protaganist, in my opinion. Yes, she did make some stupid mistakes for Digby but I believe we have all came across a person that we would do absolutely anything for so I don't fault her for anything that she did. It really just added to the entertainment value of this book.

One downside is that I would have loved to have more of this book. Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine ends with not everything tied up so it makes me wonder maybe Stephanie Tromly will write a sequel just to answer those little niggling questions on the back of my mind.

Overall though, I loved this book for the entertainment it brought me and I am so happy to have read this and will more than likely be sure to check out whatever Stephanie Tromly writes in the future.

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