Ready for the world- Charmeljun Gallardo Review Book 39



YA fiction is a genre that is generally wrapped up in less than 200 pages and get done with. The notion is that young adults aka teenagers would not care to read more and in-depth. But often our teenagers have proved us wrong with their choice of books and the size of the same. Ready for the world series is a different approach from the prejudistic version as the book is a series.


All that Brandon Delacruz wants is a chance. A chance to drive, a chance to be one of the cool kids, and a chance at a girlfriend before he starts the 10th grade.

Ready for the world is a series clearly for teenagers. Brandon qualified himself to drive a car but his first attempt itself proves to be a disaster, that he is prohibited from driving the car. Nonetheless, he manages to be outside with his friend Josh and meets Ally. A brief moment with Ally has an unprecedented and undeniable impact on his heart. While he nurtures his romantic desire with Ally, a tragic incident shocks him. Will he continue meeting her after the incident? How will the relationship proceed?

The plot, subplots, and characters give the sign that the author is invariably targeting early teens. Brandon's foray into the new world will surely excite the teenagers. The anecdotes of Brandon's trips with Josh could incite the nostalgia in the grown ups. The dialogues are lively and the characters are crafted effortlessly.

Nonetheless, the plot as such is too light and unilateral. It could be lightly read over a coffee but doesn't contribute much into the perspective of the readers. I loved how Brandon's family has come through. The respect for each other and Brandon sneaking out and later telling them the truth is remarkably close to reality. Kids will lie to their parents no matter what but if they are forced by their conscience to tell the truth at least later on, it is a good message to the readers.

The book is recommended to the readers who don't want to stress themselves with complicated plots and unnecessary melodrama.

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