Review: Remix by Non Pratt

21472663Remix by Non Pratt
Contemporary, Friendship
Published by: Walker Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon

I LOVED THIS BOOK. I think that’s the most important thing to begin with. Even though this is a five star book, I did have a few problems with ‘Remix’, but loved it so unconditionally (like a baby?) I could look past some of the things that were uncomfortable to read. SO, let’s begin a list of things I love about this book, shall we?

  1. Non Pratt can write reality so well, it almost doesn’t seem real. (Weird, but go with me on this.) Sometimes things are uncomfortable, and you don’t know how to deal with it. Fictional characters feel like real people because they’re reacting like humans, not omniscient beings that know what to do in every situation like there’s a manual to read.
  2. RUBY. What a girl. She was so spunky and spirited. She wanted to have a good time. She was fun. No, she was FUN. Sure, she made bad decisions, but she’s only human. I just wanted to cuddle her when she felt scared, or confused or left out because I’d been there. I think everyone can relate to Ruby’s situation: she felt like her best friend was being stolen out from under her by someone Ruby deemed better than herself. Her emotion was palpable.
  3. KAZ. She was a little cinnamon roll, who really grew throughout the novel. She was pining over an ex-boyfriend, which can only lead to trouble. But, she cared about others, and anyone she hurt because of her actions was unintentional. Great, she was just great.
  4. I couldn’t choose which perspective I liked better. Both girls were amazing. They were so different, it was like I was reading two different stories at the same time, while still having such a strong friendship linking the two.
  5. The friendship wasn’t romanticised. The girls misunderstood each other, kept secrets and got angry. It proved the strength of their bond that they could always recover from those things. They weren’t superficial friends, they were truly friends forever, and that was super sweet to read about.
  6. What I LOVED about this book the most, I think, was my inability to judge the characters on their surface level. Loving brothers can be douche-canoes. Bad boys can have hearts of gold. Schmooze-y rock stars can be dangerous. And people you think are good, people you think incapable of being anything but sweet, can be the sourest of all. The way every single character evolved was unpredictable. I’d go from hating to loving someone in a chapter. It’s that kind of rollercoaster that keeps me hooked and entertained.

So, what are you waiting for? Go have fun at a festival with Ruby and Kaz, immediately!

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