Rating: 3/5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
This is the first book by Chris Cannon that I have read though I’ve seen her dragon series and they’re on my TBR. Nina, a bookish nerd and West, a brooding hottie, are neighbors. A whim of fate sends them in each other’s path and as they start dating, they learn more about each other.
Nina’s point of view was quirky and being a fellow bookworm myself, I liked reading about her love of books and her fluency in Harry Potter. It highlighted similarities that other bookworms and I share. Not to mention her addiction with chocolate. I’m a certified chocoholic myself lol.
What was interesting was that West was a reader too and the fact that they both read on their Kindle? I know there are tons of people who read on Kindle but I felt like I was friends with two fellow bookworms like me since my Kindle is my first love.
I empathized with West over his problems. It’s hard when you’re seventeen and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. No teenager should have to bear such a burden.
I thought at first, that Nina was a carefree person, but as I read on and learned more about her, I found that she had her own issues to deal with. The banter between Nina and West was original, fun and witty.
However, there were a certain depth of emotion that I found lacking in the story and the supporting characters were passed over a bit too quickly. Also, for a seventeen-year-old, Nina seemed a bit childish. West showed more maturity as he made hard decisions which showed his decency and strength of character. Other than the issues mentioned above, The Dating Debate was a good book, fun and cute to read.
***Note: Received from Netgalley for an honest review.