A Review: Love is a Four-Letter Word by Vikki Vansickle

Love Is a Four-Letter WordLove Is a Four-Letter Word by Vikki Vansickle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After finishing both of Vikki Vansickle’s “Clarissa Delaney Books” (I don’t know if she has a name for this “series” or not) I’m truly enchanted by the small town vibe she’s created, the characters and am sorry to leave them behind. Clarissa is a simply delightful character. She’s smart, slightly over-dramatic and loyal to a fault.  The voice is hilarious and authentic and I laughed out loud a number of times – particularly during a Pizza Hut date scene which included a waitress named Melanie (so how could I not love it.  She totally gets the Middle School/Junior High vibe of friends and relationships and the confusions of love. I highly recommend this book and the first one in the series, Words that Start with B. I cannot wait for the next book. I hope that there is one.

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About Melanie J. Fishbane

My novel, MAUD: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery was published in 2017 through Penguin Random House on April 25, 2017. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Here I talk about my writing process, things I love, and creative people who inspire me.
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