Review: Outspoken by Lora Richardson

Reviewer: J

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Thank you so much to the author for giving me a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

So… Not gonna lie, I was a bit turned off by this book’s general appearance (sorry! I feel like a terrible person!) just mainly because I don’t usually read self-published books. But it turned out to be pretty good!

However, I’m just gonna say it now: I was confused! I know, I say this about every single book I read, and I know your eyes are probably rolling back in your head from boredom, but seriously. I felt like around every twist and turn, a new character popped up out of nowhere and I was like, “Hey, new character! Where’d you come from?” And there were a bunch of little anecdotes sprinkled throughout. They were cute and I liked the idea, but it felt a little choppy and random.

The main character Penny was surprisingly three-dimensional. She acted realistically, not too mature and not too juvenile. I saw a little of myself in her, and I think most readers will too.

The plot was believable, and I loved how it centers around a girl deciding she’s too much of a pushover and chooses not to let anyone get the best of her. There were pockets where it was a little slow, yeah, but the ending made up for it, I think.

Anyway, this is a strong debut! Give it a chance. You might be surprised what you find. Kind of like a mystery flavored lollipop.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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2 thoughts on “Review: Outspoken by Lora Richardson

  1. Penny was definitely the highlight of the book for me and I could definitely relate to her on a lot of levels. I think the fact that there were so many issues being brought up in the book meant that we didn’t really get a chance to explore them in depth and that we only got a surface look on the issues that were mentioned in the book. It was still enjoyable but had room for improvement.

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