Kait Reviews: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall

Posted May 28, 2016 by kaitgoodwin in Reviews, YA / 0 Comments

Kait Reviews: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy HallSigns Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published by Swoon Reads on October 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 288
Format: Kindle
Source: Amazon
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three-half-stars
Reading Challenges: 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.

Rating: 3 Stars

Why I Read It: I enjoyed her previous works and thought I’d give this one a go.

Review:

This book was pure fluff, which was exactly what I wanted.

One of the things I had trouble with in Sandy Hall’s debut novel, A Little Something Different, was the constantly switching viewpoints, so I was glad to see that we only switched between the two main characters in this one. Besides giving it more focus, I felt that I was able to get to know the characters better this way. And boy do you want to get to know these characters.

Jane felt real. Or, well, a cross between a real girl and a girl in a well-written fan fiction, which is kind of the best thing when you’re reading a story like this. She had plots and conflicts of her own, and while Teo’s story and hers intertwined nicely, it wasn’t the only thing she was dealing with. I found that incredibly refreshing. Her fears and her successes were both emotionally resonant, and I am so happy that this book dealt with them in the way that it did.

Teo felt real, too, but slightly less relatable to me. Perhaps it’s because Jane had the whole ‘fangirl who’s afraid she isn’t smart enough’ thing going on, and I relate more to that, but I still enjoyed his character. I wish we could have seen more of his interactions with Ravi, as he was quite a compelling (if sometimes annoying) persona. Speaking of Ravi, as happy as I was that we got to see him at the end of the story, and as much as I understand the need for him to ‘disappear’ for a while, I still wanted more of him when I finished the book. Perhaps a prequel or sequel from Ravi’s point of view? Margo deserves an entire paragraph on my review, even if she didn’t get as much page time as I would have liked in the book, but it turns out I don’t have much to say about her other than I LOVE HER AND I WANT A SERIES OF BOOKS ABOUT HER.

You know how when you finish some books, you set them down and just smile and soak in the story a little bit longer? This book was like that. Signs Point to Yes is the perfect summer read, and whether you’re at a beach, a lake, or a pool, you’ll be sure to thoroughly enjoy it.  

Well Wishes & Candy Fishes,

Kait

three-half-stars
Rating Report
Plot
two-stars
Characters
three-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Cover
three-half-stars
Overall: three-stars

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