806 by Cynthia Weil book review! β­

Hello! Welcome back to my blog or if you’re new here, welcome in a whole other way! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜‚ I haven’t read as much as I’ve wanted to so far in 2019 (almost said 2018 😡) as it’s off to a busy start and is looking like it will continue to be that way so any books that I have gotten my hands on have been all the more treasured which is why we are here now (the end πŸ˜‚). Today I have a spoiler free review for you on “806” by Cynthia Weil! Read on to hear my thoughts about it and whether or not I enjoyed this book!

Synopsis

Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said.

The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him.

With the help of a broken-down, β€œborrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other…even if they don’t see it that way.

Review

Once I read the plot I expected the story to be told through three sets of eyes but that task ended up being given to those of one, Katie (Or as she liked to be called K.T). I have never read a book like this before and that fact drew me in instantly. Some parts were confusing because of how they were explained and it was very fast paced but easy going at the same time. A lot of stuff happened that just wouldn’t in real life but that’s okay because it made for a good story.

I loved seeing them all bond and grow as people forming a friendship. “806” made me believe that anything is possible because of the madcap adventure that K.T, Jesse and Gabe went on. The book finished in such a different place and I never predicted it would be that way (mainly because it was so out there πŸ€·πŸ˜‚).

Character analysis (I’ve always wanted to do one of these! πŸ˜‚)

K.T: In the beginning I wasn’t sure if I liked Katie (it’s easier just to write her real name!). She was very quick to judge and rude, especially to Dylan and her siblings who have all done nothing wrong. She came across as thinking she was better than them all but she changed as the story went on and became more approachable.

Jesse: I was unsure how to take Jesse but I soon realized he’s someone the book needed. His true personality shone through and he proved K.T wrong about how a popular person should be inside contrary to their exterior.

Gabe: I think he was my favourite character as he really came out of his shell and surpassed Katies initial belief of him. He showed everyone that he is not to be overlooked.

Kim (Katie’s mum): Her behavior was weird and she seemed to be more obsessed with finding her next boyfriend than taking care of her daughter and seeing what was going on. I’ll give it to her though, she asked the right questions when pushed despite being absent the majority of the time.

Dylan: Dylan’s obsession with K.T was odd and had a slightly fake air to it but despite this I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him every time his advances were turned down even if it was strange that he wasn’t going about it another way.

If I were to explain any more people I’d surely give the game away so I won’t πŸ˜‰

I really enjoyed this book and would like to give it a 4 out of 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was provided this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and all opinions are my own.

Thank you for reading my review! Have you read this book before? Do you want to now you’ve read this review? Have any similar book recommendations for me? Sick of my questions? πŸ˜‚ Let me know and have an amazing day! πŸ’ž

6 Comments

      1. Thank you for the recommendation! I used to love reading John Green books. I would love to get my hands on “Turtles all the way down” so perhaps that is what I should read next πŸ’ž

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