Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: Depth of Field by Chantel Guertin


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Two weeks in New York City should be the time of Pippa’s life: she’s attending the prestigious Tisch Photography Camp, her boyfriend, Dylan McCutter (two months and counting!) is coming with her, and their parents are 500 miles away. Talk about lights, camera, (swoony, unchaperoned) action! But what should be 14 unforgettable days of bliss turns into chaos when her one and only nemesis, Ben Baxter, proves to be surprisingly more complex than she could’ve ever imagined, and her Tisch mentor, a renowned photographer, seems to have a lot more to do with her parents’ past than anyone wants her to know. Is Pippa out of her depth?
Picking up where she left off in The Rule of Thirds, Pippa Greene returns in Depth of Field, in a story full of the same heart, comedic touches, and romance that made readers fall in love with Chantel Guertin’s charming YA series.
MY TAKE:
I liked this book more than I thought I would.

In Depth of Field, Pippa is spending two weeks in New York to attend a photography camp. Ben Baxter, someone she doesn't like very much, is there too. A lot can happen in two weeks, though, and Pippa may be in for one big surprise by the end of her stay in New York.

I haven't read the first book in the series, so I really didn't get the full effect of Pippa's dislike of Ben. However, I was still able to enjoy her interaction with Ben and the rest of the characters. The characters all felt like people you would want to get to know in real life, if you don't already know someone who is like them. Majority of them do feel like they could be real people.

The tone and the style of the whole book really makes you feel like you're inside a teenager's mind. I also liked the pop culture references, like Cake Boss, for example. I've always been fascinated by New York so I am drawn to books that are set there. My favorite of those books are the one that make you feel like you actually are in New York. This book certainly fits the bill. If you've ever thought about going to New York, or you already live there, you'll probably like this book too.

Thanks to NetGalley and ECW Press for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD:

  1. The characters feel real.
  2. You learn some pretty cool photography stuff.
  3. You really get a feel for the city.

THE BAD:

  1. It feels a little short.

READ IT IF:

  1. You like taking pictures.
  2. You like New York.
  3. You like characters that feel real.

RATING:
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