Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Espressologist

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2009
184 pages
YA; Contemporary

Summary: Jane has been working at a coffee shop and studying people for months and she has developed the ability to match people based on their drink choices. Then her manager finds out and uses her for a promotion. Can she find love for herself, her best friend Em, and her new friend Cam?

Thoughts: I read this really fast because it's not long and it's not a difficult read in any way. It is very fluffy which is what I was in the mood for. There is not much to the characters. I mostly liked Jane although she was completely oblivious to her romantic feelings. She's also a little mean for my taste. The other characters in the book are barely developed.

It is also very predictable-absolutely nothing that happened surprised me except for one little thing. Jane has been skipping classes for several weeks because she thinks that as it is her senior year and she applied early decision to her college of choice, school doesn't matter. And nothing happens to her! Note this takes place in November/December so it's not even really senioritis because that can't happen until you know for sure where you've been accepted. Why isn't the school calling about her missing classes? My school was a stickler for that!

Overall: 3.5/5. Nice light fluff but nothing outstanding.

Cover: At first I thought I really liked the cover but now I'm somewhat creeped out by the girl. I love the font and the cup of coffee is cute but she's weird.

1 comment:

  1. The summary sounds promising and the cover is cool, but you're right, the girl's creepy.;) Too bad the story is a bit weak, and the characters as well. At least, you review is good!;)


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