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Cute, quirky, fell flat
January 30, 2019
I adored The Hating Game and was so excited to read 99 Percent Mine.
While the writing style remains excellent, the storyline and characters fell very flat in the author's second novel. I found the characters (other than Tom) to be irritating and not terribly well established; you felt like you didn't really know them, their backstories were either weak or absent, and there were a few plot points that were never explained and seemed to be random additions to add drama, rather than substance. Additionally, several plot points were unbelievable based on what we knew about the characters; perhaps if their stories had been better established, it would have made more sense. Consequently, while cute, the story felt disjointed and deflated by the end (the ending itself felt forced). Disappointing overall, but because THG remains a forever favourite, I will continue to read whatever the author releases!