The Evolution of Lillie Gable by Kristen Otte
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Title: The Evolution of Lillie Gable
Author: Kristen Otte
Release Date: March 31st, 2015
Book two of the Eastbrook Book series
The Evolution of Lillie Gable tells the story of high school sophomore Lillie who appears to have the perfect life. She has a super hot boyfriend, a place on the basketball team and she's beautiful. But behind the pretty exterior, Lillie is having a tough time at home and she is determined to uncover a truth that could tear her family apart.
The biggest achievement of this book is the great character development. You expect there to be good development due to the title and it definitely lives up to this. Lillie really does grow throughout the book. She learns more about herself, her relationships and what it's like to be an adult. Her determination is admirable and it was nice to see her mature.
One of the elements running throughout the book is basketball. I personally don't have an interest in sports and so books with a lot of sport tend to bore me. There are a lot of basketball scenes which are explained in detail but it didn't bother me as much as I would have expected it to. The pace didn't slow and I actually found myself getting into the competition of it!
The writing is good, straight to the point and without the distraction of extraneous descriptions. The story also carries a great message that actions come with repercussions. Overall this was a very enjoyable read!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.