The Harper Effect

The Harper Effect

Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court?until her coach dropped her for being ?mentally weak.? Without tennis, who is she? Her confidence at an all-time low, she secretly turns to her childhood friend, next-door neighbor Jacob?who also happens to be her sister?s very recent ex-boyfriend. If her sister finds out, it will mean a family war. But when Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court?until her coach dropped her for being ...

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Title:The Harper Effect
Author:Taryn Bashford
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1760552097
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Harper Effect Reviews

  • Alexandra
    Dec 27, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

  • Aentee
    Jan 17, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

  • Ann Elise Monte
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

  • Trisha
    Dec 13, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

  • Lauren (Northern Plunder)
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Nov 12, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

  • Jen Ryland
    Jan 14, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

  • Olivia McCloskey
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

  • Tracy
    Dec 31, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

    "Every day, in every way, I'm better than I was the day before." Yay! My first contemporary of 2018 done and dusted. This book had everything I love in contemporary novels 1. Characters who are obsessed with sport meaning there are training scenes and awesome schedule times 2. ...

    This book got to my gut! Chortling one minute, digging for tissues the next. Impressive must-remember-that-one, are the ingenious metaphors and vivid word pictures that spring from the pages. Set in the competitive world of tennis, it explores awakening young love that can confuse a...

    nope nope nope nope nope ...

  • Gabrielle
    Dec 09, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

    "Every day, in every way, I'm better than I was the day before." Yay! My first contemporary of 2018 done and dusted. This book had everything I love in contemporary novels 1. Characters who are obsessed with sport meaning there are training scenes and awesome schedule times 2. ...

    This book got to my gut! Chortling one minute, digging for tissues the next. Impressive must-remember-that-one, are the ingenious metaphors and vivid word pictures that spring from the pages. Set in the competitive world of tennis, it explores awakening young love that can confuse a...

    nope nope nope nope nope ...

    12/10/18 I love tennis so sign me tf up. 1/17/18 Oh boy. What a mess. Disappointing as well with what happened surrounding this book and a book blogger. I was looking forward to read this because I love tennis and sports YA, but two strikes already? Bye. ...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

  • Morgan Blanch
    Jan 17, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

  • Brittain *The Baddest Female*
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

  • Alison Quigley
    Jan 14, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

    "Every day, in every way, I'm better than I was the day before." Yay! My first contemporary of 2018 done and dusted. This book had everything I love in contemporary novels 1. Characters who are obsessed with sport meaning there are training scenes and awesome schedule times 2. ...

    This book got to my gut! Chortling one minute, digging for tissues the next. Impressive must-remember-that-one, are the ingenious metaphors and vivid word pictures that spring from the pages. Set in the competitive world of tennis, it explores awakening young love that can confuse a...

    nope nope nope nope nope ...

    12/10/18 I love tennis so sign me tf up. 1/17/18 Oh boy. What a mess. Disappointing as well with what happened surrounding this book and a book blogger. I was looking forward to read this because I love tennis and sports YA, but two strikes already? Bye. ...

    3.5 ...

    Years ago, when my son was barely four, we were failing to make play dough and he turned to me with, ?Let?s win it this way.? I was delighted he?d figured out there were many ways to win a game, and it?s an attitudinal state that comes to mind when I read the Harper Effect. O...

  • The Girl In Boots
    Jan 22, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

  • Weezie
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

  • Jessica M
    Dec 24, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

  • Amber Robertson
    Dec 11, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

  • Gabby
    Dec 09, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

  • Rob De
    Oct 20, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

  • Sammi
    Jan 09, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

  • Holly ☆
    Jan 16, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

  • Laura
    Jan 19, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

  • Ryley
    Jan 09, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

    "Every day, in every way, I'm better than I was the day before." Yay! My first contemporary of 2018 done and dusted. This book had everything I love in contemporary novels 1. Characters who are obsessed with sport meaning there are training scenes and awesome schedule times 2. ...

  • Rita Silva
    Dec 28, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

  • Pocket Full of Pages
    Dec 03, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

  • Aisha
    Oct 20, 2017

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

    No. ...

    review and Q&A coming soon! ...

    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

    No. ...

    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

    "Every day, in every way, I'm better than I was the day before." Yay! My first contemporary of 2018 done and dusted. This book had everything I love in contemporary novels 1. Characters who are obsessed with sport meaning there are training scenes and awesome schedule times 2. ...

    This book got to my gut! Chortling one minute, digging for tissues the next. Impressive must-remember-that-one, are the ingenious metaphors and vivid word pictures that spring from the pages. Set in the competitive world of tennis, it explores awakening young love that can confuse a...

    nope nope nope nope nope ...

    12/10/18 I love tennis so sign me tf up. 1/17/18 Oh boy. What a mess. Disappointing as well with what happened surrounding this book and a book blogger. I was looking forward to read this because I love tennis and sports YA, but two strikes already? Bye. ...

    3.5 ...

  • Madeline
    Jan 01, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

  • Weezie's TBR Beatdown
    Jan 17, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

  • Colleen
    Jan 08, 2018

    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...

    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...

    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...

    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...

    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...

    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...

    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...

    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...

    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...

    This was just a really bad book. Like... no. ...

    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...

    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...

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    I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...

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    i had 13+ likes on my review ...

    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...

    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....

    Goodreads deleted my review? WTF? Check this review for more details: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    Admittedly, I?m not a big tennis fan. But I do adore figure skating and I?m fascinated with how sportswomen navigate the messy culture which often puts at odds athleticism and femininity. As a bookseller, few sporty YA books featuring teenage girls come my way. What drew me to ...

    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...

    Jeann's review and blog post say it all. I won't be touching this one. ...

    "Every day, in every way, I'm better than I was the day before." Yay! My first contemporary of 2018 done and dusted. This book had everything I love in contemporary novels 1. Characters who are obsessed with sport meaning there are training scenes and awesome schedule times 2. ...

    This book got to my gut! Chortling one minute, digging for tissues the next. Impressive must-remember-that-one, are the ingenious metaphors and vivid word pictures that spring from the pages. Set in the competitive world of tennis, it explores awakening young love that can confuse a...