Sunday, August 16, 2015
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
When Zoe first meets Digby she really didn't like him but as the new girl at school she doesn't have many friends. Somehow he manages to get her involved in his crazy schemes, including trying to find out who kidnapped a local girl. But who is Digby really? With hints of humor and a little bit of action, Trouble is a Friend of Mine is sure to be a hit.
I really wasn't sure what this one was going to be about. At first I was thinking it might be a mystery or a thriller... the cover doesn't give much away. It turns out it is a bit of a mystery but with many other genres mixed in. I have to say that I really enjoyed it!!
Zoe was an interesting character. All her father wants is for her to go to a prestigious college and that's what she thinks she wants to do too. Until she meets Digby. Unlike anyone she's ever met, he makes her rethink everything she's ever been told. Honestly, I saw her character change so much throughout the novel and I loved it. It really showed growth and I loved how she learned to get over things. I also loved how her relationship with her mom changed and she finally began to understand why she didn't leave her father years earlier when he first started cheating on her. This is a book with some tough concepts but the character took them on and was a better person for it. I strongly recommend it.
Digby was a character with many different sides. It was sort of unrealistic how smart he was, but it didn't impact my reading experience very much. Like I said before, I love how he changed Zoe for the better and even though there wasn't much romance between them I still ship them!!! I think they would be perfect and with an open ending there is a possibility for them in the future (fingers crossed for a sequel!!!). I don't think there will be a sequel though and in a way I hope there isn't since all the loose ends are tied up nicely. It seemed like the perfect ending for the book.
The writing was pretty average but the story was so interesting that the writing didn't really matter one way or another. The plot moved consistently and was never boring. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this book and I strongly recommend it!!!
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. This did not impact my review in any way.***