Mini-Read Review: The Girl with the Rainbow Heart by Jack Fossett & Love Between the Lines by Taryn Plendl

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Mini-Read Review is a feature created here on In Libris Veritas in order to showcase the reviews for short stories and novellas which so often get over looked. Today I have The Girl with the Rainbow Heart and

The Girl With the Rainbow HeartSource: Purchased
Publisher: Jack Fossett
Series:
Edition: Ebook, 11 pages
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Short Story
Purchase: Amazon*
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Rating: 3/5

An empowering short story featuring LGBT youth.

The Girl with the Rainbow Heart is extremely short and it took me maybe 5 minutes to read it. It centers around a girl named Blue and the fact that she is ridiculed and called names by her fellow classmates because of her sexuality. I can’t say it was the most empowering LGBT story I’ve read or the most well written, but I liked it nevertheless. I would have loved for this to have been a full length story though because I think Blue would make a great main character, but as it is all we get is the girl with the tough exterior. It would have benefited greatly from a longer word count, but I appreciate it for what it is.

3 star

Love Between the LinesSource: Purchased
Publisher: Taryn Plendl
Series:
Edition: Ebook, 92 pages
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Purchase: Amazon*
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Rating: 3/5

Moving to Iowa only weeks before her senior year, Tara hopes to just blend in. What she doesn’t expect to find is herself the target of Ashley, the popular “mean girl”, Cory, the boy next door who has her feeling things she never has before, and the box of letters they share that will challenge everything they have ever known, all while searching for truth and love between the lines.

Love Between the Lines is a sweet story about Cory and his new neighbor Tara, and how over the course of a year they find themselves entangled with each other and a box of letters left by Cory’s previous neighbor Ms. Dixon. It’s not the most fleshed out story and it doesn’t have the most original love story plot but it is a really sweet refresher and great for a break between novels. I could see where most of it was going and how it was going to play out but I still enjoyed the ride.

3 star

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3 Responses to Mini-Read Review: The Girl with the Rainbow Heart by Jack Fossett & Love Between the Lines by Taryn Plendl

  1. Both of these are new to me. They both sounds pretty good though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Berls says:

    I love shorts for quick, fun reads. I just hate when I they needed to be longer – like The Girl With the Rainbow Heart sounds it needed to be. I still think I’ll pick it up though. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Those are VERY short stories. They look interesting enough though, but I’m not sure if I’d want to pay so much for such short stories.

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