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“After Margot Green helps move her older sister into the University of Miami dorms, she just wants to go home to New Jersey where she can wallow in her loneliness. Unfortunately for Margot, her parents decide to extend their trip to the Florida Keys where they sign up for a kooky tour of historic Key West. Margot is horrified to have to traipse around hotter-than-Hades Old Town with her embarrassing parents until she meets Sam, an enigmatic local, who convinces her to embark on a spooky adventure that will inevitably lead to discovery and heartache.
ONE NIGHT IS ALL YOU NEED is a 5,000-word YA short story that will appeal to both romance and mystery fans. ”
This is a short story so my review is going to be pretty short too. This book was actually really weird. I knew it was a short story, but I didn’t expect it to end as abruptly as it did. I’m still not really sure what I read.
There wasn’t really anything that “spoopy” (spooky) and I was able to see the “plot twist” a mile away. There wasn’t really that much heartache, romance, or mystery either.
I don’t feel like you get a chance to understand Margot as a character because by the time you’re starting to know her, it’s over. It was interesting how Giarratano, I assume, tried to have character development for her, but it just didn’t work for me. It’s just her complaining about how she’s always obeying her parents and then deciding to start lying and disobeying them. And the love interest is immediately behind all of it, he’s the one that first told her to lie, too.
There were loose ends that weren’t tied up by the end of the book and that was disappointing. I don’t see how her actions gave her the closure she needed for the things going on her life.
I don’t hate the book, but it wasn’t for me either.
Oh, and this just popped up as I was writing this review: The book isn’t about a one night stand or anything, don’t worry.
Official Rating: 3/5
Would you Recommend One Night is All You Need? Not really. I didn’t enjoy it so I wouldn’t recommend it.