The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen

The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen

Release Date: May 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256
Source: Publisher
Interest: Story-line
Challenge: none
Buy the Book: Amazon

For five bucks, the Oracle of Dating will tell you:

* How to flirt

* If that cute guy you’re crushing on likes you, too

* Whether your new romance will last through lunch period

* And much more

What she won’t tell you? Who she is.

No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating— the anonymous queen of dating advice. She doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make Kayla 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….

My initial thoughts on this novel were fast, fun and super cute! And I think that describes this novel perfectly.

I had no problem devouring this novel in it’s entirety. I sat down on the couch and the next thing I new I was flipping the last few pages… (I might have even started and finished the next novel right away!) The Oracle of Dating is a very easy novel to read, with a lovable protagonist and a charming plot-line, even if it was a little predictable.

I loved the supporting cast of characters, which mostly consisted of Kayla’s group of friends. They weren’t the most well developed characters, but they were very realistic and very entertaining! And I think they definitely made a difference in my overall likeness of this novel. I also loved the fact that Allison included the relationship background on Kayla’s mom and the current relationship struggles of her sister Tracey. It just helped to reaffirm that love and romance problems are universal…. they don’t stop at a certain age!

If you’re looking for a feel good, fluffy read, with a fun protagonist I would definitely recommend this novel. I can’t wait to read the next one! (And I couldn’t wait, which is why I had to read it right away, and I liked it even more! Review will be up tomorrow!)