A Little Less Girl

A Little Less Girl Everything has always come easy to Jake West But when Amy the girl obsessed with him commits suicide the entire town of Raynesville is quick to blame Jake Now Amy s cousin Dani has moved into tow

  • Title: A Little Less Girl
  • Author: Tess Oliver
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Everything has always come easy to Jake West But when Amy, the girl obsessed with him, commits suicide, the entire town of Raynesville is quick to blame Jake Now Amy s cousin, Dani, has moved into town And suddenly Jake has an obsession of his own.Dani Spencer has always dreamed of a home and normal life When her beloved cousin and grandmother die, her wild, impetuousEverything has always come easy to Jake West But when Amy, the girl obsessed with him, commits suicide, the entire town of Raynesville is quick to blame Jake Now Amy s cousin, Dani, has moved into town And suddenly Jake has an obsession of his own.Dani Spencer has always dreamed of a home and normal life When her beloved cousin and grandmother die, her wild, impetuous mother inherits their house in Raynesville With Amy s diary in hand, Dani intends on finding out what happened to her cousin And there s an obvious place to start Jake West, the guy who broke Amy s heart.

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    1. My first thoughts on this book? I was probably 15% in when I thought, the author must be a teenager.Then I got on and checked, and oh my.Tess Oliver is a teacher.I'm not going to be mean here, though. I know that's what some people might expect from one of my two star reviews, but really, I thought this book had potential. Unfortunately for Ms. Oliver, potential isn't enough to make me see past the many obvious problems with this story. First of all, the reason I suspected a teen wrote this was [...]

    2. Amy is dead. The police and town folks have decided it was suicide. She was after all hurt by words spoken by her love crush, Jake. She had weight issues, dead parent issues and was a loner, and when she heard Jake her dream boy say those horrid words she went into a deep place and never came out.Dani and her mom have had a long difficult life. They inherited the house Amy lived in, it belonged to their grandmother. Amy and Dani were cousins, close till Dani's mother moved away. When Dani moved [...]

    3. This was a sweet little investigation/romance/ya novel. Amy is an artist. She is an "invisible"She has 3 obsessions. Jake West, romance novels and food. Jake West was a small town hero. Everyone loved him Captain of the swim team Most popular guy in the schoolUntil he uttered 5 words that changed Amy's life. She overhears him saying that he "prefers a little less girl" She then goes on a drastic diet and sheds all her weight, she's no longer invisible, invited to all the right party's etc, but t [...]

    4. MC Dani and her mom have moved from California to a small town (in the midwest?), and Dani hopes to leave her mom's sketchy past and even sketchier boyfriends behind them for a "normal" life. The move is tinged with sadness, though, because they've inherited their new home from Amy's grandmother. Grammie died shortly after Dani's cousin Amy committed suicide when Jake West, the boy Amy obsessively crushed on, made some hurtful remarks about her. Dani wants to hate Jake, but begins to realize thi [...]

    5. A quick read which starts off quite little less mysterious but ends a lot more satisfied. Told in both Jake and Dani's POV, I enjoyed A Little Less Girl while it lasted. This is not a dark-complicated story that I thought it would be but pulled out a different track on solving whodunit. After the sudden death of her cousin Amy and followed by her Grammie three month later, Dani and her Mom moved in to live the now residence-free home in the town of Raynesville. They settled in where Dani finds A [...]

    6. The premise of the story was intriguing, and although the cover was a little shabbily made imo, it was a good book. I think I would've liked the story better if Amy was alive. I know, I know, then the story wouldn't be the way it was if she was alive. But even if she had passed away, her entire character was just so like-able. I found myself liking her even more than Dani, even though Dani was pretty cool too.This book is about a girl who had supposedly committed suicide because her crush, Jake [...]

    7. This story was told in the alternating POV of Danielle (Dani) and Jake. I’m crazy about this method of story-telling because you get to hear the feelings of the characters in relation to one another (yes, I want to know that his heart is stuttering when she looks up at him with her big brown eyes, or that he can’t take his eyes off her long, smooth legs!)Dani and her mom are moving to Raynesville, after her cousin Amy committed suicide. They’ve inherited the house Amy and her grandmother l [...]

    8. This is my first Tess Oliver book and I must say she did not steer me wrong!!! A Little Less Girl is about Dani and her recovering drug addict mom who come to Raynesville after her Grammie passes away 3 months after her cousin Amy "commits suicide" at 17. After being left the home, she settles in a block away from Jake West, the object of Amy's obsession, and supposedly the cause of her supposed suicide. Little does the town know, Amy has left a diary to Dani full equipped with daily journal exc [...]

    9. I really enjoyed the writing and mystery in this book but I wished it would have expanded a little bit on the romance element and paced the ending a little bit. The book was told in both Dani and Jake’s POV (alternating chapters) and that worked really well for this book because they each had a different view on Amy’s death. Jake lives next to where Amy lived prior to her death and Dani is her cousin and best friend but hadn’t spent a lot of time with her leading up to her death. During ma [...]

    10. Loved, loved, loved this book! "A Little Less Girl" is a a wonderful tale of how easy it is to misjudge people at a glance. Dani Spencer and her mom have lived a rough life moving from town to town in an attempt to outrun the bad decisions and relationships of Dani's mom's past. Mommie dearest certainly will not top the list of the Best Mom of the year due to her former drug habit and bad taste in men; but, let's give her credit, she is attempting to make a change.After Dani's grandmother passes [...]

    11. "A Little Less Girl" was pretty great. I really liked it. When I decided to read this book, I thought, "If it was not good enough, I would stop reading and find another book to read." However, after I picked it up, I couldn't put it down.The story was pretty amazing, a little investigation combined with a romantic plot. I loved every chapters of "A Little Less Girl" because the story was building step by step until it hit it own climax (which was wonderful). Secretly, I tried to figured out who [...]

    12. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFA Little Less Girl by Tess Oliver was a suspenseful and romantic novel that covered some serious young adult issues in an entertaining way. The storyline was unique and intriguing. The “bad guy” was pretty obvious, in my opinion, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the story. There were some emotional and heartbreaking events that happened in the course of this novel, but I wouldn’t classify this novel as [...]

    13. Sweet is the best way to describe A Little Less Girl. MC Dani was a breath of fresh air. Sure she lived a hard life (she even has the scars to prove it) but it hasn't hardened her to the point that she's bitter or scared to let people in. She's completely likable and it's obvious why the whole male student body is interested in her. Her love interest Jake is all kinds of yummy. The schools most popular, most dreamed about boy had a major sensitive side to him that kept a perma smile on my face. [...]

    14. "A Little Less Girl" by Tess Oliver tackles some pretty tough subject matters such as teen suicide and weight issues. Unfortunately the main characters were a little too perfect to be truly believable. Dani is gorgeous and can even make the angry neighbour smile. Jake is the typical gorgeous bad boy who every girl swoons over. The most interesting character is Amy who is Dani's cousin who everyone believes committed suicide due to a broken heart. At least her battles with weight and her diary en [...]

    15. I just have one thing to say about this book: what's with this fascination by authors to make their (female) protagonists the best thing since chocolate?New girl who hits it off with everyone, including the grouchy old man next door who everyone is afraid of and the grumpy teacher who seems to hate every student. She's the hottest s¥¡* on the block, the one who gets along famously with all except the jealous girls, the bravest girl who'll do things the locals haven't dared to do, and everyone [...]

    16. This was quite good But it could have been better. A girl, Dani, moves with her mom to her recently dead grandma's house after her cousin, Amy, commits suicide because of a guy named Jake. Of course, Dani refuse to believe her cousin really killed herself so she starts reading Amy's diary in order to find clues about her death. In the mean time, Dani meets Jake and he's totally the opposite of what she thought. Instead of the classic jerk and popular guy, Jake seems to be the perfect gentleman; [...]

    17. i would have rated it 4 or even 5 because in the beginning i really really liked the story line. but the ending just ruined it all u know like my expectations just flushed down the toilet. there are so many things i was not happy about in the book. i was expecting a suspense full story, u know it could have been interesting. but no it wasnt at all,when the person holding the board with "the murderer" written on it was there all along. okay, i let it slip thinking maybe it was supposed to be a ro [...]

    18. This was an amazing story! Loved having Jake and Dani's POVs. Amy's thoughts and feelings were explained in her journal and that is what help make it a unique and interesting read. I felt horrible for Jake. Gossip, by the townspeople, basically destroyed his life. Dani helps him become the charming person he once was. There is a bit of mystery thrown, as well. It ranked this book as one of my favorites because I am still thinking about the characters. They were all basically good, sweet, caring [...]

    19. I was very disappointed reading this book. There were so many spelling mistakes and the book was just horrible. I thought it was for adults but it talked about high school. I really don't know if I would even want my daughter to read this. Drugs and how great they are, getting drunk,getting a tattoo all like its no big deal. If it was said once it was said a million times about Dani's long legs. I'm really tired of hearing about her legs. I will not be reading another book by this author. I feel [...]

    20. I loved this novel! The writing is precisely descriptive without being overly so. The events of the plot are unpredictable, rich with variety and engaging. And the details are quite credible, which I find is rare in YA fiction. I could relate to each one of the characters, or could at least easily imagine them being part of my world. This book is going on my must-read list of recommended books for my students.

    21. I just finished this book and it was amazing! Usually there's something about a book that I think could have been better like if the ending was a little different or if the book just went a little further but I loved this book all the way through!! I would recommend to anyone!

    22. Loved this book! It has a little bit of mystery with romance my two favorite genre's. Loved reading the diary entries literally lol on some occasions! which had my husband looking at me funny :) but definitely a good read!

    23. I found this enjoyable I liked learning about her cousin through her diary and what lead to her death as well as the relationship development between the main two. It was nice that they were all average teens not super rich or amazing

    24. This book is more than what I expected for a free book that I found online. It could've gone into more detail, or explain more about Blister's dad, but still, my time wasn't COMPLETELY wasted.

    25. Was a good story, didn't exactly blow me away but will def read it again, good for passing the time on a slow sunday afternoon.

    26. this was a great read.had a few twist and turns.i loved how Dani didnt give up on solving her couisons death.

    27. A story filled with lies, obsession, guilt, betrayal, forgiveness, and love. This story is told alternating between the two leading characters, Jake and Dani. As well as Amy (Dani's cousin who has committed suicide) through her diary entries. I didn't think I would like all the alternating but, it was actually what made the book all that greater. To get the POV's of BOTH leading characters about what was going on helped a lot. And, having Amy's journal entries, as a ways of getting to know her, [...]

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