The Harper Effect

The Harper Effect

Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court--until her coach dropped her for being "mentally weak." Without tennis, who is she? Her confidence at an all-time low, she secretly turns to her childhood friend, next-door neighbor Jacob--who also happens to be her sister's very recent ex-boyfriend. If her sister finds out, it will mean a family war. But wh Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court--until her coach dropped her for being "mentally w...

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Title:The Harper Effect
Author:Taryn Bashford
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1760552097
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Harper Effect Reviews

  • Alexandra
    Dec 27, 2017
    Seventeen dollars for an e-book??? This publisher must have mistaken this author for Steven King. MC dates her sister's ex-boyfriend knowing it'll hurt her sister? I already dislike her. And I don't tend to like books with unlikable, jerkwad, MCs. Love triangle? Done to death, an...
  • Kristine Asselin
    Mar 09, 2018
    Thanks to SkyPony Press for the chance to read this ARC. Great sporty girl YA romance--two hot boys, a jealous sister, and a wizard of a tennis coach combine to make sixteen-year-old profession tennis star Harper Hunter's life a crazy whirlwind of chaos. ...
  • Aentee
    Jan 17, 2018
    If there was an option to give negative stars, I would. Never have I read such badly written prose, poor excuse for chapter development, or uninspiring protagonist. Awful metaphors abound, including but not limited to: ? ?He smiles. And his whole face unfastens like a window blo...
  • Tatiana
    May 20, 2018
    Kirkus Reviews convinced me to read this. Australia, tennis, romance? Yes, please. Harper Hunter, a 16-year old aspiring professional tennis player, is failing. She seems to have plenty of skill, but no mental strength to get to the top of the tennis ranking. Her coach abandons her,...
  • Ann Elise Monte
    Jan 16, 2018
    My original review was removed for daring to state my reasons for not wanting to touch this book. Fine. We all know why this book isn?t worth reading anyway. ...
  • Trisha
    Dec 13, 2017
    So good to read a sporty YA where the sport is part of the plot, part of the MC's journey, and authentically depicted. Plus I love tennis. Harper does make some silly mistakes, but she learns from them, and always tries to do better. Love the differing views of family, all real, all...
  • Lauren (Northern Plunder)
    Jan 16, 2018
    i had 13+ likes on my review ...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Nov 12, 2017
    EDIT: After being threatened with legal action by the author in response to my 2 star review below, I will no longer be supporting this book. I've since dropped it to 1 star. No one should ever feel unsafe for reviewing a book with their honest opinions. The original author's comment i...
  • Jen Ryland
    Jan 14, 2018
    Childish. Petulant. Entitled. Engaging in bad behavior. That's how I'd describe Harper, the main character, and the two guys she's choosing between. Think I'll pass on this one, thanks. ...
  • Julieann
    Apr 04, 2018
    Taryn Bashford?s evocative wordsmithing reads like she is conducting a word orchestra, who then play a magnificent symphony of sentences that flow with a mesmerising energy. I found the story addictive as Harper Hunter?s world became shaken, stirred, upended, swallowed and spat out...
  • Sophie
    May 07, 2018
    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the author. This in no way impacted on my view. I adore reading contemporary YA, especially when the weather is starting to get better, and an sunny bank holiday weekend seemed to be the perfect time to read The Harper Effect. In The Harper ...
  • Morgan Blanch
    Jan 17, 2018
    As my original review was taken down, I'm just going to link you to this blog post as to why I won't be reading this book. If you want an in depth analysis (and a good laugh lets be honest), see this thread. ...
  • Brittain *The Baddest Female*
    Jan 16, 2018
    My review was just a gif and it still got removed? Really? Not going to read this book. Ever. Overpriced and sounds pretty terrible in my opinion. Since when is expressing an opinion grounds for getting a review removed? I wasn't even a bitch this time! ...
  • Alison Quigley
    Jan 14, 2018
    Years ago, when my son was barely four, we were failing to make play dough and he turned to me with, ?Let?s win it this way.? I was delighted he?d figured out there were many ways to win a game, and it?s an attitudinal state that comes to mind when I read the Harper Effect. O...
  • Jessica M
    Dec 24, 2017
    http://jessjustreads.com The Harper Effect is a debut YA novel by Australian author Taryn Bashford, taking the reader deep into the world of professional tennis. It?s as much a romance novel as it is a fun, sporty novel for tennis fans. I love tennis. It?s probably one of my ...
  • ambsreads
    Dec 11, 2017
    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (the formatting is much better on the blog, trust me) R E V I E W Since I read this book in 2017 and this is a review coming in 2018 I just want to quickly mention that this was my 200th read of 2018. Anyway, The ...
  • Rob De
    Oct 20, 2017
    This is an engrossing debut novel by Australian author, Taryn Bashford that provides an indepth look at the heady world of the professional tennis circuit. Beginning with a 17 year old Harper Hunter being dumped by her coach and then her doubts as to whether she is indeed good enough....
  • Sammi
    Jan 09, 2018
     I really enjoyed this book! Also what a brilliant time to release it!! It will make a perfect summer read while you watch tennis on the tv!! To the book....... So the overall plot is fairly predictable, but its the details that make this book so enjoyable. Parts of this book make...
  • abdulia ortiz-perez
    Mar 17, 2018
    I receive this book from the author on a giveaway I won on Instagram. Also for honest review. I was honor to get this book from the author. This is the first time me reading anything from her. I like the romance and drama in it. Who doesn't like a little drama while reading I do. Y...
  • Chloe Hughes
    Feb 16, 2018
    So good to read a young adult book that isn?t set in high school or university or life between high school and university. Teenagers do have ambitions to be the next Jelena Djokovic and Lleyton Hewitt and there should be more stories. The overall story was predictable but that was p...
  • Pocket Full of Pages
    Dec 03, 2017
    Thank you so much Pan Macmillan for sending us a copy of The Harper Effect to review. Thank you for also letting us be part of this blog tour! 'The Harper Effect' by Taryn Bashford is a debuting young adult novel allowing readers to discover the art and lifestyle of a teenager and h...
  • Madeline
    Jan 01, 2018
    I feel obliged to write a preface to address the drama surrounding this book. I'll be honest, I don't condone authors threatening reviewers with legal action simply because they disagree with their opinions. But as Bashford has not commented, I have no way to verify the facts of the re...
  • Weezie's TBR Beatdown
    Jan 17, 2018
    I had my review taken for supposedly bashing the author when nothing in my review said anything about the author. Keep it classy, Goodreads. Once again, this book was pretty much the most awful thing I've ever read. Bad behavior glossed over as "good girl motives", nah. ...
  • Colleen
    Jan 08, 2018
    This book got to my gut! Chortling one minute, digging for tissues the next. Impressive must-remember-that-one, are the ingenious metaphors and vivid word pictures that spring from the pages. Set in the competitive world of tennis, it explores awakening young love that can confuse a...
  • Karen
    Feb 21, 2018
    I felt I had to add a little note to my review, because although the author is not a personal friend, I?ve attended many writing events when she?s been present. I?ve always found her to be particularly generous with her help and advice for up and coming writers. She?s also a ve...
  • Mark
    Jan 31, 2018
    Interesting insight into the world of tennis. Loved the coach Milo character. He reminded me of other coaches in movies like Rocky and The Karate Kid. A page turner! ...
  • Maddie P
    Feb 17, 2018
    I hate to state the obvious, but allegations made by a reviewer who has a personal vendetta against the author cannot necessarily be trusted. In terms of The Harper Effect, like others who have actually read the novel, I loved it. The writing style was really refreshing, being easy to ...
  • Daniella Osborne
    Mar 01, 2018
    Straight from the author?s mouth ? this vendetta the author refers to started when the author gave the reviewer?s Instagram account a shout out by re-posting one of the reviewer?s photos. The reviewer freaked out that the author had ?stolen? her photo even though the author...
  • Wanda
    Mar 13, 2018
    Refreshing read because the characters were very different - in a good way. Accessible, authentic, and their issues were intense because they are all elite at what they do - music and tennis. A real page turner. Seriously read into the middle of the night. ...
  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Jan 16, 2018
    GR deleted my original review because I criticized the writer?s behavior instead of the book so I?ll only criticize the book and the writing as not something I can recommend. I won?t dump on the writer for her behavior towards reviewers or trash the book in keeping with GR Guidel...