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806 by Cynthia Weil

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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Genre: YA, Adventure
Published on: March 13th 2018 by Tanglewood Press

Pages: 241 (Kindle Edition)



**I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

I feel so lost. Where do I start?? I feel like I’m losing my sense of direction just like the way this book did. I’m sorry, It just didn’t work well with me. Now I’m really confused if my standards are way too high for a contemporary novel or the story wasn’t just good enough. I just couldn’t connect with the story, the characters, nor the plot. Is there something wrong with me???


If my review doesn’t make sense, that’s because I could barely make sense of what I read and I believe it’s sort of a domino effect thing.

Narrated in first person by KT or (Katie), 806 by Cynthia Weil is a story of self-discovery tied with adventure. KT, Jesse, and Gabe are three teenagers you would never ever EVER expect to be half-siblings. A jock, a musician, and a nerd does not go well in a mixing bowl. The only similarity? Their biological father: Donor 806. Brimming with curiosity and insufferable circumstances, the three sets out to find this person that connects them together despite their opposing personalities.


The idea of the story was interesting. It caught my attention. While I had second thoughts about choosing this book, I requested it anyway and added it to my tbr pile. I was in for an adventure and some road trip. I was excited! But I felt like a deflated balloon after a few pages in.

In one paragraph, I’m going to state everything that I felt and the troubles I had with this book.

It wasn’t an enjoyable ride. I could barely see where the story was going. The story felt raw and lacks depth. It was difficult to connect with the characters: they felt shallow and I couldn’t find the threads to which I could connect with them. KT was an annoying character. I love mean characters but she’s a total exemption. You’ll know it when you read it. The plot was cliche. I was not prepared to get bummed.

Overall, I think the idea that the synopsis provided for this book is interesting. It’s just that there’s several things that I found lacking in the story like character development, and a flowy story, and maybe a bit of an explanation for some situations.


2018 Reading Challenge: Read a book about family


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