Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schnieder Review

I have seen some mixed reviews on this book and when that happens it sort of makes me more intrigued to read it as I have to know which side of the divide I find myself on, so what did I think of the book?

When he’s sent to Latham House, a boarding school for sick teens, Lane thinks his life may as well be over.

But when he meets Sadie and her friends – a group of eccentric troublemakers – he realises that maybe getting sick is just the beginning. That illness doesn’t have to define you, and that falling in love is its own cure. 

Taken from goodreads

For me the second I started reading I instantly got The Fault in our Stars vibes which is not a bad thing to have, but once I got that thought in my mind it was extremely difficult to get it out again as you have two people who are sick, inevitably they fall in love and lets just say it continues on the same path as the fault in our stars which is a bit of a bad thing.

However the story itself is cute, fun and even though the illness does try and bring a downer on every little thing the group of characters try and find a funny way to get through the pain they are going through.

The characters for me are nothing special, Lane and Sadie are both okay as characters and when they fall in love with each other it is cute and the funny twist they bring is great but personally I don’t think they are memorable in any sort of way. The side characters do provide a little bit of interest but still not enough.

As a contemporary it is a nice quick read with a cute love story, and every now and then something funny happens or is said that makes you enjoy the book a little bit more. I did find a few nice quotes I am going to be keeping in my camera roll for a while which is always an added bonus. If contemporary is your thing and you are wanting to see something similar to the fault in our stars then this book is going to be perfect for you.

3/5

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