But when you're down, things never seem to go smoothly and as Kayla struggles to listen to her own advice on rebounding and dealing with post-breakup emotions, she also must deal with an attack on her blog, a cute foreign exchange student, and the relationship troubles of her friends and family. I haven't read The Oracle of Dating (the first book in this series), so I didn't know what to expect with The Oracle Rebounds.I was pleasantly surprised at the level of emotional insight contained in this short and sweet book.

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Overall, I found The Oracle Rebounds a quick and satisfying read.

I liked Kayla, enjoyed reading about her struggles, and even gained some relationship insight for myself.

I felt like this could have been me in High School.

I really liked that Kayla wasn't perfect; she was an average student, but she excelled at what she was passionate about (psychology, relationships, and human interactions.) And just like all psychologists, she can see clearly when looking at others but not always herself.

Yeah, there are other possibilities out there—including the beyond-cute French foreign exchange student she's showing around town.

But when controversy erupts about the Oracle's advice, Kayla is sent reeling once again. Yet when her friends start seriously needing the Oracle, Kayla begins to focus on what really matters: Viv, Sharese, Amy and Ryan, her true-blue buds.As the "oracle of dating," Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. But now that Jared is "taking a step back," Kayla feels like a total fraud.So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around.However, I never felt like I was reading a second book; I felt grounded in the story and characters.The author didn't spend pages and pages rehashing what happened in book 1, but filled me in with small and concise summaries of what I needed to know. The characters felt like real people, real teenagers.The blog posts were well placed and flowed nicely with the story, but some of the email exchanges and instant message conversations were just sort of thrown into the narrative and that didn't work as well.