What I Loved:
Once a Year is so filled with emotion and raw details of a young person filled with despair. I really appreciated the story focusing on her depression and anxiety. I think it is an excellent book for teens and young adults to help them be aware of these signs.
How I Felt:
The Writing: This is a debut book for Charlotte Rose and I was impressed with her storytelling. The book flowed nicely and drew me in. It brought out emotions in me, as I connected with the main character and her story. I would like to see an elevation to the writing, it felt just a bit juvenile at times. I believe that as Charlotte Rose grows as a writer, this will evolve and improve.
The Plot: The love story of a young girl, falling for a boy on holiday, then not getting those same feelings reciprocated once they are home. This romance had all the fun love aspects, but also had depth as the story filled out once Delphine was home. Her emotions and despair helped to build out the story. Her friends working to help her was a wonderful addition to the story.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Once a Year for readers that enjoy YA romance that breaks your heart a bit.
Where to Find This Book:
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Delphine’s annual holiday to a Greek island is always filled with deep feelings and romance because Nikos is there. When she returns home though, she finds Nikos always distant as if their relationship never existed.
Delphine is unable to cope with this rejection and spirals into a overwhelming depression. She struggles with all of these feels and her friends step in to try to help her deal with these issues.
Just the Facts:
- Once a Year by Charlotte Rose
- Genre: Young Adult / Romance
- Page Count: 303 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published
- Pub Date: November 12, 2019
I was provided an advanced readers copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.
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