15 September 2015

Review: Tonight the Streets Are Ours

Tonight the Streets Are Ours Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I haven't read a ton of Leila Sales's books, but I didn't love where Mostly Good Girls went. Tonight the Streets Are Ours is a much better read, but still suffers from a sort of strange plot that leaves some issues unresolved and ultimately left me wanting to get some better resolutions.

Arden, at her core, is extremely loyal. Perhaps to a fault, as she takes the fall for her best friend at school and doesn't hold enough people in her life accountable. She does, however, become addicted to a blog written by a guy in New York and, on a frustrated whim, decides to road trip up to New York City to meet him and figure out his deal.

It's a weird, cavalier story about the results of this road trip, which is fine, but so much of it feels unresolved (or at least less acceptably resolved) to really fall in love with this book. The weird stuff with her dad, the way things happen at the school, the lack of any real consequence to up and running off to New York City, all of it just feels more like wish fulfillment than a true worthwhile story. I think I might have wanted more, or maybe just wanted different.

Overall, a decent story. Not one I loved, but a quick read I did enjoy on a whole.

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