miércoles, 19 de febrero de 2014

Tour Review with Giveaway of Just Like a Musical by Milena Veen

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Just Like a Musical

by Milena Veen


Release Date: 12/15/13

Summary from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Ruby Fields has always lived by the rules set up by her foolishly overprotective mother. As a result, she doesn't go to school, she's never been kissed, and almost everything she knows about life is what she has learned from old movies.But now...now there's this Joshua guy. He's quirky, and he's tall, and he uses “romantic” and “old-fashioned” in the same sentence.And there's Mrs. Wheeler, an eccentric retired Hollywood costume designer and Ruby's new best friend.

When Mrs. Wheeler ends up in hospital, just after telling Ruby her long-kept secret, Ruby decides to break her mother's rules and embark on a journey that will change her life forever.




When I started reading Just Like a Musical, I must say, my mind began to see history as one of those cute independent stories that go to the movies to see (or good in my case sometimes I make an occasional visit to the cinema indie). It is beautiful and a trip where you are well accompanied by two likable characters: Ruby and Joshua.

I must admit that at one point I was divided, because it seems an incredible story, I could see the characters clearly in my head, have a description and personalities that go beyond the book, I loved it Rubi have tastes very similar to mine, and Joshua is a charming character, he has Tourette, and this at the same level of Rubi, but he also had his way also to go and look, and of somehow was very independant at the same time and very attached to Rubi (though it was narrated by Rubi) me make laugh in some parts, and if I had to choose between these two, simply could not, I loved too.

The story has a very nice end with a teaching, management in some aspects of adolescence, his quest to find themselves, and confront external situations that affect your life as the Rubi mom's with a bit exaggerated sometimes in their care and his father separated from them, or Joshua with his illness, and a sad time in your life, make it a good read for YA.

On the other hand felt that in some parts I was missing something a little bit more, that would be something such as, about friendship of Rubi with Mrs. Wheeler , somewhere felt that reading was lost or hanging from a thin thread that situation, because for me I think it's one of the strengths of Rubi when decides to leap to life. It would only look after of those details that make hesitate a microsecond and then you re-connect.

The book is really short, does not have many pages and you could read it in a day or at most two, has its own rhythm, the author know how  wants to handle the type of situations that come along, and as I said at some points you may lack strength in others who are mostly make your evening a very enjoyable read and full of beautiful moments on a touring for seeking what is called life. .

You can enjoy this little book with a big lessons with a rich sandwich and your favorite soda, and if after reading it you feel good you could find an old Polaroid and capture the world that is around you and calls you out of the routine.

My Stars : 4 




Milena Veen was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Her first piece of writing,

a poem about a walking cherry, saw the light of the day when she was seven. She's been writing ever since.Milena graduated from University of Belgrade with a degree in psychology. She lives in a little European town with her husband and a mute cat. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading, riding her bicycle, and listening to music. She prefers clouds to sunshine and coffee to tea.




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