I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published by Macmillan on October 20th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Adolescence
Format: eBook, Paperback
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She's babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.
Teo doesn't dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo's pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he'll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane's house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she's terrified of how her parents will react.
In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane's Magic 8 ball can't give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
Signs Point to Yes was a very cute book that I think would make a great romantic comedy movie. The story is about a girl named Jane who is undecided about what she wants to do after high school, and gets hired as a babysitter for the summer. The catch is that Jane will be babysitting the little sisters of her long time crush, Teo. Teo, on the other hand, has never really thought much about Jane, and plans to spend the summer searching for his biological father. Meanwhile, Jane’s perfect sister Margo wants to come out to their parents, and Teo’s best friend Ravi hasn’t planned anything to do for the summer except bash Jane.
The book was filled with lots of snark, humor, and the like which made it an easy read. However, there was a lot going on. Jane and Teo’s romance was really cute. I liked how it developed, but wish the bio dad was left out, because it sort of made the end feel different from the first half of the book. Margo was one of my favorite characters. She was sweet and funny. Yet, her bisexual storyline seemed like it was just added to cause unnecessary conflict. As for Ravi… he was annoying. His dislike of Jane made absolutely no sense, and I was disappointed by his apparent reasons when they were revealed at the end.
Author Sandy Hall’s writing really one me over. She kept me turning the pages even when I’d palm my face. The things the characters would say would have me laughing at their situations, and kept me interested from beginning to end. Even though I wasn’t a fan of the very end, the writing kept me wanting to discover what would happen next. I would recommend this book to readers who are looking for a light romantic comedy. It’s funny, cute, and well-written.