Review: Remix by Non Pratt


Title: Remix
Author: Non Pratt
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: June 4th 2015
Page Number: 304
Rating: 2/5

Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life...

Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record.

Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out.


I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Non Pratt's writing, and I was so excited to read Remix. I'm not just a music lover, but I'm also a music festival lover as well, so I thought I would've really loved this book.
That did not happen.
Straight away I knew that I wouldn't like Kaz. She's one of those people who is in a constant daze after being dumped, but being dazed leaves them being stupid, childish and naïve. And that's what you got from her from Page 1 to Page 304. She didn't grow as a character, she just seemed to do things to make herself feel less guilty for being reckless.
And then we meet Ruby. At first she was a character I rooted for; funny and honest, which is something I love most in some people. However, she then turned into Kaz. All she did was moan, cry and then moan all over again. She was selfish and irresponsible, someone I just wanted to slap across the face.
I think my biggest problem with Remix was how unoriginal it was. Non Pratt included every music festival / concert cliché, and if I am honest the music festival was hardly even in the book. It was more like 2% music and 98% sex, arguments and getting drunk. Oh, and it's not a book if half of the secondary characters are cheating on their partners as well. (Can you note my sarcasm?)
Leaving the negative behind, focusing on the only positive about Remix. I did actually really like the tone of the book. It was light, fun and a little flirty.
Overall, I just wish that Non could have written characters that weren't spoiled brats who thought everything had to be about themselves.

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