Review: The Oracle Rebounds
Nov • 12 • 2010
Title: The Oracle Rebounds
Series: The Oracle Of Dating # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Allison van Diepen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: Novermber 1, 2010
“As the “oracle of dating,” Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She’s supposed to have the perfect relationship. But now that Jared is “taking a step back,” Kayla feels like a total fraud.
So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around. Yeah, there are other possibilities out there—including the beyond-cute French foreign exchange student she’s showing around town. But when controversy erupts about the Oracle’s advice, Kayla is sent reeling once again. Will anything work out for her this year? Yet when her friends start seriously needing the Oracle, Kayla begins to focus on what really matters: Viv, Sharese, Amy and Ryan, her trueblue buds. And suddenly, everything starts making sense again…”?
I enjoyed this book much more because it gave a bit of a more insight on Kayla and her life. Jared surprises Kayla by dumping her. Totally unexpected. She is in total shock and just confused. She is unsure what to do and what to say. Kayla does her best to move on, especially when a new foreign exchange student comes landing right in her lap. Can someone say rebound???
Kayla is such a strong character in this book. To me she is not perceived as a teenager. The way that she acts during a break-up, I think she handled it very well. Jared has broken her heart into pieces. She doesn’t cause a scene or act crazy. She accept it for what it is and just leaves it at that. She blogs a lot which helps vent out her feelings and she gets chance to lean from it as well.
What I love the most about this was the change that Kayla went through. She even say it herself in the book. She was not the same person. Even though she still over Jared, she grew the experience learning from it instead of being bitter.
Also, the way she handled the rebound afterward was good. She didn’t go to far and kept the relationship simple. I admire her for acting so grown up in all of this. The questions she posed as well as the advice was once again good. In the end, I believe Kayla made the right choice.
I give it 5 BITES!