Parents' Guide to

Happily Ever Afters

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny story of teen preoccupied with romance.

Book Elise Bryant Romance 2021
Black girl with colorful poster and cupcake

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This is a funny journey through the eyes of a quirky high school student. In Happily Ever Afters, by debut author Elise Bryant, readers get an inside look at how a sensitive, artistic teen copes with high school life. The girl who uses her writing to escape the anxieties of her life is forced to jump into the drama of real life to recover from writer's block. This book may be a comforting read for kids with similar sensitivities. The one shortcoming of the book is repetition. When multiple scenes and long interior monologues belabor the same points, the momentum slows.

This is a companion book to the author's next release, One True Loves, whose main character is Lenore, a minor character in this story.

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