Double Take review by JesusFreak
Double Take
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Chick Lit

Student Review

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Yucaipa, CA, United States
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Brooke Bentley is a sixteen-year-old girl whose life is normal.  That is, until her car breaks down in the middle of a rainstorm and her cellphone dies soon after.  With no other option, she gets out of her car and knocks on the nearest front door of a house and meets a peculiar older lady who seems set on having Brooke attend a Valentine’s Day party wearing a famous actress’s dress.  Brooke desperately wants to get back at Paige for stealing Tyler, Brooke’s boyfriend, and wearing the dress would get her the revenge she desperately wants.  But when she finds out that the older lady wants more than to have Brooke wear a dress, things get more complicated than ever.  Will Brooke make the right decision, or suffer the consequences?

Opinion: 

When I requested this book, I was expecting it to be a swift, enjoyable read.  However, this was not the case.  Brooke’s poor decisiveness made me cringe.  Every decision she made seemed to be the wrong one, and I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on in her mind when she made them.

Another problem I had with this book was the fact that Brooke wasn’t interested in just two guys (a common thing called a Love Triangle), but three guys at the same time.  Out of those three guys, only one seemed like the good guy, and he was the one who slept with Brooke’s mother!

I am overall disappointed in this book; I’d hoped it would rise above my expectations, but it only made me feel like I was wasting my time reading it.

Rating:
2
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

There are quite a few sexual scenes/references. In one scene a character is explaining that someone slept with their mother. A boy breaks up with a girl because she won't sleep with him. A girl says that a boy basically raped her friend. A boy kisses a girl when she does not want it.
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