Book Review! The Esspressologist by Kristina Springer

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Book: The Espressologist
Author: Kristina Springer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 184 pages
Format: Hardback

I won a contest at my local library and I got a chapters gift card. This book was five dollars on the bargin book section, and I really wish I hadn't spent money on this book.

Goodreads Summary

What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?


I didn't like the book at all. It was so quick that you weren't able to get to know the characters, so that was one part of it. And for me, if i dont feel for these characters or even have a sense about who they are and their back story, I really can't get into a book.

Also, There was no story there! Its about a girl who has someone pining after her and shes wants to date the stereotypical 'perfect' guy. SHe is a good kid from a good family who spends the entire novel whinning about not getting exactly what she wants. And in the end, she ends up getting it.

I have no more to say really because I just didnt like this book.

1/5 stars.

-Indigo
@IndigoWayworth

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