Review: The Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen

Name of book: The Oracle of Dating
Author: Allison Van Diepen
Publication: May 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen 
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: E-book Owned

For five bucks, the Oracle of Dating will tell you:* How to flirt* If that cute guy you're crushing on likes you, too* Whether your new romance will last through lunch period* And much more What shewon't tell you? Who she is.No one at Kayla's school knows she's the famous Oracle of Dating— the anonymous queen of dating advice. She doesn't even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make Kayla focus on everyone else's love life.But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating—and she knows just where to find one….

-- My Rating --

-- My Thoughts --

     Even if I am not a very good fan of contemporary; sometimes, you just need to get away from the books that discuss serious subjects and enjoy a light, fun read. I LOVED the aspect of this book, and I was surprised to hear that this is a series!
     Michaela, "Kayla" for short, has a job at at a store, a bunch of loyal friends, and a loving sister and mother. Well, aside from that, she is The Oracle of Dating, the author of a website that gives the best tips on teenage relationships, dating, and love. Judging from that, you would think that she had a hell lot of boyfriends. But, no. She only had two: Case Study no.1 and Case Study no.2. Apparently, she has learned a lot from them.
     Kayla is keeping dating at bay until college. She understands teenage boys and knows that she cannot have anything serious with them. But when she meets Jared, every rule flies out of the window. Jared is dark, mysterious, funny and an artist. Definitely not her type. Fortunately, the Oracle of Dating is getting famous, and Kayla gets to help many of her friends who don't even know that she is The Oracle.  But not all the advice she gives works out in a good way...
     Why is Kayla keeping a secret identity? What will happen between her and Jared? Find out when you read this hilarious, love-able, realistic story of teenage love, angst, and cravings: The Oracle of Dating...
     I liked this book too freaking much. I never thought I would like it THAT much. The Oracle of Dating is funny. No, it's hilarious. Kayla has one of the most unique voices I have ever had the pleasure of digging into. She is witty, funny, friendly, and flirty :P I liked her so much. The characters are all very believable. Since the story is about teenagers, you wouldn't expect something serious, but it was fun nonetheless. I liked taking a break from the SERIOUS stuff.
     There was really nothing that I disliked about the book. And believe me, this book will appeal to everyone who is in for some good time and some serious laugh-out-loud moments. This book is one of the most enjoyable, lightest books I have read up until now! 
Aren't you annoyed at my constant babbling? I know you are.
So, GO GET YOURSELF A COPY! You won't regret it, and if you do. I will send you back the money you spend on the book (Just kiddin').

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