Today I am a host for the blog tour of A Fantastic Mess of Everything by Beck Medina. This blog tour is being coordinated by YA Bound Book Tours.
A Fantastic Mess of Everything
by Beck Medina
Genre: NA Contemporary
Release date: August 14th 2016
Millie Alvarez is a college senior with dreams of being a best selling science fiction writer like her favorite author, sci-fi mastermind Luke Danielson. She fantasizes about dating Rod, her handsome, young writing professor, who has a fan base of his own.
Of course no one knows this but her two best friends, Fran and Mike. In the real world, Millie is anything but a success. She always gets casted in the worst roles in her college’s musical productions, has a single subscriber to her writing blog, and struggles to be with anyone but Fran and Mike. She even avoids meeting Trent, an exchange student from London who matches with her on the dating app Charmed. Sam always wants to hang out with Millie, but he isn’t her type; he’s too skinny and happy and won’t stop asking Millie about all her favorite things.
But things spiral out of Millie’s control when Fran moves out of their dorm room to live with her sister and her estranged dad won’t stop calling her to make amends. To top it all off, the pain inside of Millie’s chest is worsening. Millie must decide if she’s ready to face everything head on. Can she do it? Is she stronger than she thinks she is? All Millie knows is that her life is one big mess that she cannot seem to escape.
An interesting contemporary read about growing up and moving on with life.
This book is told in the third person from the perspective of Millie who is trying to get through college and get her manuscript read. The friendships and Millie’s emotional connections with others within this book was one of the most enjoyable parts for me. I did feel the story begin to lag in parts and I needed to focus and push through. I am glad I did though, this book was interesting and, as I said before I enjoyed the character relationships and character development immensely.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beck Medina is a writer and comedy performer residing in Los Angeles. She can be seen performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater with Geraldo, her all-Latino comedy group.
Keep Calm and Read On,