I was hoping I would enjoy this book, and at times I did, but at most times I didn’t. I think it mostly because the topics didn’t match and it was just too much. We got kisses, slut shaming, rivalry, popularity, family drama, death, abuse, depressions, dating a teacher and some other stuff. Normally this all might make a good book, but it felt mostly patched together in this book.
Ramona is one of the most annoying, aggravating, stupid, idiotic characters I have ever seen (and I read a lot). I truly hated her, I don’t care that she is 4 or 3 or 5 for all I care, she was a total horrendous kid. Doing whatever she wanted, and otherwise tantrum. She loved punishments (at one time in the story they decided not to give her any), she loved ruining, wrecking and destroying things, no matter if they are her property or not (that library book, that poor thing). The parents are pretty strict, but I think in many of the cases they could (and should) be way more stricter.
I hated her a lot, and that was already at page 1 or 2. I can’t imagine how she will be later. I am sure she will be a total nightmare. Poor parents.
Then we have Beezus, another character that I didn’t like. Only I had different reasons for her. She was just so darned negative. I cannot draw because boohoohohoho I have no imagination. Ramona this, Ramona that, boahhoahoho. And sure at times she was justified to cry and be negative, but a lot of times I was just thinking she could be a bit more positive.
The book is done in short stories. Which at times annoyed me, I wasn’t expected a short story book, I was expected a long running story.
All in all, I won’t be reading this series. I will in fact be avoiding it.