Jun 3, 2010

The Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen

The Oracle of Dating
Author: Alison Van Diepen
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Released Date: May 1st 2010

From Goodreads

No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating—the anonymous queen of dating advice, given through her own Web site. Kayla doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make her focus on everyone else’s love life. But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating--and she knows just where to find one...


I’ve read many good reviews of The Oracle of Dating, so naturally I was excited read this one. I liked The Oracle of Dating, but I wasn’t ga-ga over it. For some reason it came off childish to me. The advice, the Oracle, all seemed funny, and not in a great way. I cant see someone paying five bucks to get advice from someone who plays the xylophone and says the Oracle has spoken. I would have liked it much better if there was no oracle.

The back and forth flirting between Kayla and Jared was cute, and very believable. The Oracle wasn’t a bust, I just could have done without Kayla being the know all of dating. I’m in the fence with this one, I don’t know if I liked it or just didn’t. Another thing I enjoyed was Kayla sister’s dating woes. They were very entertaining.

Rating: 3

1 comment:

  1. Off subject (sorta) the cover reminds me of a Ouija board for some reason ;)


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