Jack and Yani Love Harry Potter by Mary E. Twomey
(Summary taken from an email the author sent me) “Best friends Jack and Yani do everything together. After Yani’s thirtieth birthday party, however, she decides to leave town on a spontaneous vacation to visit all the sites of the young adult fiction novels she loves, hoping that when she returns, she’ll have buried the secret flame she has for Jack. Forced by his friends to go on a road trip to track down Yani, Jack learns a lot about his best friend by reading the novels she’s been obsessed with. From vampire hunting in Forks to searching for wizards in Florida, Jack confronts his greatest fears –that he just might love Harry Potter…and perhaps, Yani.”
This is a really cute book. It’s different and a little quirky, which makes it a fun read. It’s mostly a girlie book, but there might be a few men out there that can handle the cheese. Yes, it is cheesy and cutesy, but it’s actually ok in this book. The characters are well written and mostly true-to-life. I liked Jack and Yani a lot. They are the couple that everyone knows they should be together, except they don’t know it. I related to Yani because I have read and liked a lot of YA novels, as you can see from my reviews. I’ve read the Twilights and the Harry Potters and enjoyed them. I also liked Jack. He seemed like a nice, down-to-earth kind of guy. Their friends are the best. They force Jack on a road trip to go find Yani. It’s a very long road trip that goes from one side of the country to the other, and I’m glad they didn’t all kill each other in the process. This book is written fairly well, and it’s a fast easy read. I did like it. It’s good for pure entertainment and a light-hearted read. Is this book all plausible and likely to happen in real life? Ummmm……no. But, that’s why we read fiction, right?
There is some language in this book. Most of the language comes from one character, and that is a little humorous because one of the friend couples has a little girl, and they try to get him to stop swearing in front of her. So every time he swears they remind him to stop. Yes, I agree. Stop the swearing. There is (lots of) kissing and some innuendos.
Rating: PG-13 (Some language, kissing, and some innuendos.)
Recommendation: 13 and up. YA. And, mostly just the girls will like it.
Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.