Book Review | The Best Possible Answer (YA) by E. Katherine Kottaras

Due to be released November 1, 2016, Kottaras has written a fine second YA novel in The Best Possible Answer. This book relays a challenging summer for protagonist Viviana, a high school junior dealing with some heavy stress. In addition to boy troubles, APs and SATs, Viviana is also dealing with some intense family issues, school humiliation and panic attacks. Aided by her best friend Sammie, Viviana does her best to work through her issues toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

Listed as “One of Barnes & Noble’s Most Anticipated Contemporary YAs of Fall 2016,” this book is unsurprisingly good. The story dives right in from the very beginning and continues to hold the reader’s attention. Chapter breaks are frequent and well placed. The main characters are rounded out enough and allow the plot to flow smoothly. For a YA book I would give it 4/5 stars and say it addresses most issues quite well and provides a positive outlook on difficult situations. While some books easily transfer to other audiences, this one is topically best suited for young adults or perhaps college students. Watch for it to come to a library near you in November!

I received an advance uncorrected proof of this book as a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author/publisher for participating in the giveaway.

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About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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