Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

3 stars

Reviewed by Meg.

I don’t really know what to say about this book. It was confusing and hard to follow at times. There were also a lot of characters. It was hard to keep up with all of them and remember who did or said what especially because the author presented no introduction to the story or the characters. She just jumped right in. I would give this book a solid 2.5-3 star rating. I just couldn’t dive into it. I spent more time trying to follow the plot and characters that I didn’t enjoying the story. Reading it felt more like a job then for fun. The plot started out as your run of the mill predictable basketball story, but as it developed it became its own story. One of the other things I did enjoy about this book was the characters, Erin. She wasn’t your stereotypical popular girl. Most of the characters weren’t. They had there own personalities and ways about them. Despite the confusion in the beginning I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. It brought more meaning to the book then there was before. Everything seemed to fall into place. The ending is what makes this a 3 star book rather then a 2 star one. I would recommend this book to someone who is in to basketball and doesn’t like books that drag on forever.