Signs Point To Yes
Author: Sandy Hall
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Reads
First Sentence: Jane Connelly needed a job, and she needed it fast.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
I wasn’t a fan of Sandy Hall’s debut novel, A Little Something Different. It just didn’t work for me despite everyone else’s praises and love for it. So why did I decide to give Signs Point To Yes a try Kelly? you may wonder. Well, I didn’t obtain Signs Point To Yes by choice and when I was on the subway home, I randomly gave it a try and enjoyed the first few pages I’ve read. Therefore, I decided to give Sandy Hall’s latest a chance. I am sad to report that I was disappointed, again.
“Well, nothing, but I wanted you to know…”
“Okay, processing,” their dad said. (ARC 253)
One major problem in Signs Point To Yes was the way the characters talk. The teenagers don’t talk like their age, the males don’t talk like males, and even parents don’t talk like real parents unless they’re thirteen, which I highly doubt they are. I was cringing at the dialogue while I was reading and even gaping in disbelief over some because who on Earth say these things? Basically, if you want to read Signs Point To Yes, be prepared to throw out real life dialogue out the window in exchange for awkward, jilted simple dialogue.
A huge part of Signs Point To Yes was just filler. I can sum up the book in two short sentences – I’m not going to state them here as it’ll be considered a spoiler – which means that the entire book should be about an estimated hundred to a hundred and fifty pages long, which is currently half of the book. However, due to the many not-needed filler dialogue and incomplete/unexplained subplots (it’s a long story filled with spoilers), Signs Point To Yes is longer than it needed to be.
She sat down with her trusty Magic 8.
“Will Teo be okay?” she asked.
“Will Teo be better than okay?”
Cannot predict now. (ARC 187)
Overall, like A Little Something Different, Signs Point To Yes was sadly a disappointment. With unrealistic awkward dialogue, incomplete/unexplained subplots, and way too many pages, I think I will sadly give up on Sandy Hall’s other books.