Paige’s Review – Delight (Happiness, #1) by Moras Dela Paz

Posted April 16, 2018 by DiDi in Mainstream, Paige Turner, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Delight is a young girl’s a honest representation of a young woman’s journey from adolescence to adulthood.
~ Paige, Guilty Pleasures 

You think you know someone…

Serena and Eli have known each other for as long as they can remember. Their parents are good friends and all but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to get along as well. Serena always thought that being a basketball prodigy destined for the pros has made Eli obnoxious and she finds his inflated ego out of this world.

However, with failing grades hindering Eli’s road into the pros, Serena helps him out of kindness and goodwill. Just kidding! Truth be told, she prefers to use her free time baking rather than endure Eli’s unpleasant company. Until her parents “ask” her nicely to tutor Eli, the ever-obedient Serena, afraid of being a disappointment, reluctantly agrees.

As the two of them spend more and more time together, they learn that even if they’ve known each their whole lives there are some things about each other that is just a delightful surprise.

Moras Dela Paz brought to life the characters in a honest representation of a young woman’s journey. Serena is trying to find her voice within her family, body image all while being truthful to herself.

The first few chapters are easily relateable. Her childhood friend teases her but after as the two grow up so do their feelings towards each other. Both Serena and Eli are growing into adulthood with similar but different issues.

While friends come and go over the years these two learned that their childhood connection strengthened their relationship. They grew to appreciate and trust each other. They supported each other through tough times and helped the other succeed when the were struggling emotionally.

They also had a strong support system with their family. They were close knit and were supportive of their career and life choices.

I know it was a young adult novel but I was hoping for a little more romance between Eli and Serena. There was a spark in the beginning but they seemed they were staying in the friend zone a little longer than I hoped.

3.5 stars

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Posted April 16, 2018 by DiDi in Mainstream, Paige Turner, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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