806 by Cynthia Weil: Missed opportunity review


Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said. The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him. With the help of a broken-down, “borrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other…even if they don’t see it that way. 





I’ve been given an ARC by the editor and it had no influence whatsoever on my always honest opinion.

First I’d like to thank the editor for granting my wish on Netgalley.

A road trip between teenagers to discover their roots as in their biological father? Oh yes please!
I was really excited to read this story but sadly it did not meet my expectations.

I think it’s also important that I got this book in a PDF format, not a MOBI one and ot made the reading experience on the Kindle somewhat difficult sometimes. Sentences were cut in the middle and went to the other line etc.

Anyway this read had an uneven quality.
Sometimes the characters sounded childish, immature and plain annoying with KT really despising her two other sibblings “Swimmy” alias “The Jock” and Gabe alias “The Nerd”.
Other times we had depth in the story when Jimmy spoke with Gabe about being worthy.

What annoyed me the most really was KT’s contempt about her sibblings. The teen angst was also too high for my liking (yet I have my own teenage drama queen at home). It also had many coincidences and some parts were hard to believe (surely it could not be so easy to enter a clinic and look into some files…).

I think this novel had its own humor that I missed somehow. Many will probably find it hilarious but sadly I could not relate.

What I loved though was how some of the characters entered a personal journey and developped into something more. The bond that grew among the siblings was also something really good to witness.

All in all a fast read that you may enjoy better than I did.


Have you read it? Loved it?

Thanks for reading!


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5 Replies to “806 by Cynthia Weil: Missed opportunity review”

  1. Great review. It’s hard to get in to teen angst sometimes.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Adrienne and yes it was sometimes overdone unfortunately…

  2. Nice, honest review Sophie!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Trisy! <3

  3. great review as always! 🙂

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