Book Review: The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane

I have discovered Kindle Unlimited and with this discovery I’ve found a couple gems. One of those gems is The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland. In the last year or so, I’ve been trying to read more literary fiction or just books in general that would get my brain working a little bit. But I went through a small YA reading kick and was happy to try this book out.

I’m so happy that I did! This YA novel was full of realistic characters, situations, and emotions. Add a dash of humor and you have a lovely read.

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The novel follows Zander Osbourne at Camp Padua. Her parents worry about her and decide to send Zander to this summer camp for at-risk teens across the county in Michigan. Zander immediately feels that she doesn’t fit in – or so she thinks. To her the whole camp is full of teens who are dealing with some kind of issue or crisis. There’s her cabin mate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.

But through group therapy sessions and late-night outings, unlikely friendships begin to form and the four teens start to slowly reveal their tragic secrets. Zander soon finds herself drawn to Grover’s charms and starts to wonder if she can truly be happy.

This novel is definitely one of the better YA novels I’ve read and I think a large part of that is because of the realistic feel I got throughout the whole book. While each character was unique, they still felt real and not over the top. Even with everything that Zander was dealing with, I was still able to connect with her. I thought the situations and behaviors were done just right.

One thing that I took from reading this novel is that friendship, love, laughter, and being yourself are some of the most important aspects of our life.

I know this was a short review, but I really just wanted to gush a little about it!

Have you read this YA novel? What were your feelings?

Reading Challenge Prompts Satisfied:

Sorry, I’m Booked 2017 Reading Challenge: A Borrowed book


6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane

  1. I got this as a Kindle Prime pick too, and while I haven’t read this, it’s been one I’ve been meaning to get to! I haven’t seen a single other blogger cover this book, so it’s nice to see a review for it. I’m glad to hear that you liked it!

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