Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
Publication date: October 14, 2014
EVEN IN PARADISE by Chelsey Philpot is a sweet, realistic fiction novel. It is centered around Charlotte Ryder, a junior at St. Anne's boarding school who gets caught up in the glamour of classmate Julia Buchanan's glitzy world, never suspecting that everything may not be as perfect as it seems. I really enjoyed this book. The writing is fluid and easy to follow. The dialogue is believable, as are the emotions. It is a fairly quick read, but quite sweet. I feel that the use of the last name Buchanan made the reference to The Great Gatsby a bit obvious, but that didn't detract from the book as a whole. I would recommend this book for teenagers thirteen and up, which is the same as the book's recommendation.