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Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

nandaaxxx's review against another edition

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reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

libr4416's review

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funny hopeful medium-paced

4.25

bookmarked_by_jenn's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5!

I enjoyed this book, it was a bit different than I’m used to reading but it sounded interesting. Jubilee’s world is unlike any normal girl, she could die from human contact. After a tragedy, Jubilee is forced to leave her house and venture out to get a job and be around people again. Jubilee meets a young boy and his father and a friendship and odd encounters ensue. At times the boy, Aja, really frustrated me. I wanted to jump in the book and just tell him to shut up and stop.
Overall, I really enjoyed Jubilee’s journey of self discovery, growth, and courage!

omerd84's review

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emotional relaxing sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

nerdylibrarian's review against another edition

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4.0

Round up to 4.75 stars. I absolutely devoured this! I stayed up all night to finish it. It would have been 5 stars had the ending been slightly more satisfying. It wasn't a bad ending, I just wanted a little bit more. But, still a fantastic read.

cdnbklvr's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced

3.75

sevireene's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

aproda's review

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emotional funny lighthearted sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

jessiebwriting's review against another edition

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4.0

This was at the start a little slow for me. Intriguing but slow. However, as Jubilee and ERic's stories unfolded, the pace picked up and I couldn't put it down! Jubilee's condition was interesting to read about and my heart ached for her as she struggled to re-enter the world and interact with people. Eric and Jubilee's relationship was cute and awkward, which I loved. And Eric's struggles to not only connect with his adopted son but also reconnect with his daughter was well written and heartbreaking. I enjoyed what ultimately happened with Eric and Jubilee's relationship, and the ending was excellent, though damn, it was very open-ended. Definitely one of those where there is still plenty of uncertainty of what happens next for the characters but still a good enough ending for you to know they will be okay. Also, I was slightly annoyed that Aja, a self-proclaimed fan of the X-men, only ever compared Jubilee to well... Jubilee. I'm sorry but there definitely should've been some referencing to Rogue! Sorry, end of geek rant. I definitely recommend this book, it was at times cute, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Definitely a good read for a comfy weekend afternoon.

vickyd18's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5