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To Get to the Other Side

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I loved the idea of this book and really wanted to like it. It started off well but fizzled for me; I had to really push myself to finish. The plot was interesting but I couldn't relate to Trixie. Overall, a mediocre read with a lot of plot flaws.

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This is such a beautiful funny and joyful romcom.
If you’re looking for that perfect summer read then look no further.
Thank you so much to the author and publishers for this wonderful read

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Omg I loved this more than I was expecting to. These characters have such relatable emotions, experiences, relationships and traits that it makes it so easy to fall in love with them.
Utterly obsessed with the fact that their meet-cute happened because of a chicken. Also utterly obsessed with this quirky, funny, unapologeticly embarrassing FMC.
There is so much to love about this story and these characters. Thoroughly enjoyed the writing, and I adored the epilogue.

Surely we’re getting a spin-off with one of the sisters or the neighbour !!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley And Alcove Press publishing for an eARC of this!

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Firstly, the cover is right up my street. I absolutely love art work like this! The addressing of various issues, the inclusion of a love for animals, and the friendship (with a chicken, brilliant) captured me from the get go

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Thank you to the publisher for allowing me advance access to this title. I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading more from this author. As a reader, I am really motivated by character driven stories and I found myself quickly becoming immersed in these characters’ lives. Full review to come.

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unfortunately, not my cup of tea. the style and the writing and the characters just weren't doing it for me throughout the whole book so then I just gave up and forced myself to finish reading it.

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I really enjoyed how this plot played out, despite the fact it was quite predictable. I loved how Chick-Chick was the main icon and focus for the whole story, I really wish I could meet her! Trixie definitely remind me of myself in terms of being so bubbly all of the time.

Would recommend, absolutely worth a read

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Cute enough,but unfortunately didn’t quite live up to the appeal of the blurb. Love the name Trixie, and the idea of the book, there was just ‘something’ missing, the special ingredient that makes a book stay in your heart.

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This book hooked me immediately. I love how it has a lot going on beneath the surface with the main characters, so the depth keeps it interesting. Some of the minor characters are a bit grating, but overall this is delightful.

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This one started out strong but soon began to wane. It just didn’t keep my interest from beginning to end, however I can see how some readers may enjoy it more than I did.

Thank you to NetGalley for the digital arc in exchange for my honest review.

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To Get to the Other Side was cute and fluffy, a sweet contemporary romance. I very much enjoyed reading it, though I do feel like it dropped one of the plot threads (Trixie's ex-friend thing), and then in the acknowledgments at the end, the author pushes veganism/vegetarianism hard and without warning. I'm not opposed to a plant-based diet, I just don't want it foisted on me in romcom acknowledgments. Anyway. I'll probably read subsequent novels by the author, so there's that.

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I wasn't invested in this story at all, I had to DNF at 65% *sobs* I started this book and forced myself to continue thinking I would like it but I never did.

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For me this book was okay. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it. I normally LOVE roommate books but this one definitely fell a little flat for me.

Thanks you NetGalley and the publisher for a chance to read and review.

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The premise seemed interesting at first, but I could not get engaged with the story or writing so I could not finish

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This was a cute, fade to black love story. The characters suffered from a lot of self doubt and it held them back from experiencing the lives they wanted to the fullest. It’s a story about learning to believe in yourself and be true to who you are, no matter who is looking. It made me laugh and I loved the side characters.

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I was given an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley and the publishers. While this book may be someone else's cup of tea, it personally didn't resonate with me. The premise is simple but far-fetched, with our female protagonist, Trixie, rescuing a chicken, going into debt for it, and leaving her apartment because of the chicken. It's honestly quite absurd, but in a humorous way.

Our manic pixie dream girl naturally finds romance with our grumpy male lead, Bear, who carries emotional baggage of his own. This shared woundedness allows them to connect, grow, and become involved.

Unfortunately, the writing in this book, as well as the portrayal of their relationship, left much to be desired. The writing felt flat and lacked depth, relying heavily on telling rather than showing. It didn't present the characters in a favorable light. While it might have worked for a younger audience, for a young adult romance, I struggled to see its appeal.

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This debut novel revolves around Trixie - who stops her car in the middle of Downtown Chicago to help a chicken that is struggling to cross the road (which makes the title so perfect 🤣) and Bear - a quiet reserved man whose sisters post an ad to rent out his spare room without asking his permission.

I found this story to be both unique and relatable. The characters are ones to root for and I adore it when there’s a close-knit family element to a storyline. I’m definitely adding Kelly Ohlert to my to buy author list - I'm looking forward to the new novel coming out this fall!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review.

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I didn’t need sooo much about the chickens? It kind of took over the whole story line, which sure the title gives that vibe but it was too much for what could’ve been a decent romcom

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The book initially held promise, but unfortunately, its quality quickly deteriorated within the first ten chapters. The author's ability to craft a compelling storyline fell short of expectations.

The characters needed more depth needing discernible personality or chemistry between them. Regrettably, the plot proved mundane, leading to reader exhaustion and annoyance, especially regarding a chicken character aptly named Chick Chick. Trixie, the protagonist, proved unlikable and unrelatable, presenting herself as an atypical, quirky girl.

The author included a troubling, abusive element to the character, but it was mentioned casually and dismissively. Despite the author's attempts to make the male lead, Bear, appear attractive and emotionally aware, he ultimately comes across as weak.

The utilization of the instant love trope further diminished the reading experience. The author's incorporation of other tropes also suffered from poor execution. Despite my utmost effort, I struggled to engage with the story, finding it increasingly irritating and tedious.

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A quick, entertaining read. I feel like the characters were a little unbelievable and immature at times. The story was funny, but maybe if the plot had more depth it would be more interesting.

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