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Antonia is a "priss," Jazz is a "punk." Antonia belongs to the math club. Jazz hangs out at the tattoo parlor. Antonia's parents are divorced and her mother struggles to pay the rent. Jazz is from a traditional family and lives in a mansion with a pool. But when these two very different girls find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program, they discover theAntonia is a "priss," Jazz is a "punk." Antonia belongs to the math club. Jazz hangs out at the tattoo parlor. Antonia's parents are divorced and her mother struggles to pay the rent. Jazz is from a traditional family and lives in a mansion with a pool. But when these two very different girls find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program, they discover they have some surprising things in common. Alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching, this is an absorbing read that will keep audiences thinking and laughing....

Title : Define Normal
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ISBN : 9780786235278
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Number of Pages : 250 Pages
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Define Normal Reviews

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-11 14:35

    I was in the mood for something teenage and angsty, and this fit the bill. The story itself is more morality play than a realistic plot, but the characters are relatable and deep and introspective. They have dark secrets and insecurities and ways of rebelling that don't involve sex/drugs/cutting or whatever is the hot button issue of the year. There are some cool twists along the way. Tangent. Note to authors of young adult novels. Slang. The entire point of slang is that it marks one as an insider/outsider. No one is more hyperaware of this than your audience. Please take a moment and avoid these common pitfalls.1)If you are not well versed in the current vernacular, don't force it. For all that is holy, do NOT invent your own slang. This is only acceptable if you're creating your own funky scifi future. (I am looking at you, author of this book. That's so bode! My parents are going to cronk!! Just... no.)2) If you can't write without recycling slang from your own generation, go all out and set your story back in the day, please. (Congratulations, Ms. Peters, you pass this one. I could do with a more specific feel of time/place, but at least I'm confident all your characters got the memo that it's not 1975 anymore.)3) Slang should be seen and not heard. Let me pick it up by observing speakers in their natural habitat. I do not want an etymology lesson. Particularly if you have violated either of the above maxims, DO NOT draw further ridicule by having your characters discuss the slang. (Guilty again. What's worse than "bode?" Rhyming it. Yeah.)4) Consider doing some actual research. We're not exactly talking about infiltrating the mafia or even cracking a book. Turn on a reality show. Go to the mall. It took about one day in an Oakland middle school for me to start mentally inserting "hella" into every sentence. On second thought, I understand why you have avoided this option.5) When in doubt, just stick in some profanity.

  • Devilyn (Emily)
    2019-04-21 15:13

    When 14-year-old Antonia Dillion walks into her first peer counselling session to find out the girl she is surpossed to be helping is Jasmine "Jazz" Luther. She wants to quit straight away.Jazz is a 'punker, a druggie, a gang hanger', she's beyond help.But is she?Antonia is a straight A student, participating in the programme to earn merits for when she is applying for college. Jazz is just there because she has to make up 'fifteen hours' a week.As each session happens something about each girl is revealed. Jazz's apperance is only something on the outside, her life isn't so bad, to Antonia anyway. And Antonia's seemingly great life, is only a face. Things aren't so peachy on the inside.Both girls start off hating the fact they have to talk to eachother, but as the book progresses, they realise that they need eachother.Define Normal, is a great book. It makes you think about how judging people on appareance alone, can be wrong. How life for one person can be presumed 'easy' although under the surface soemthing scary, hard and demanding is happening. I really like this book, i thought it was going to be a little childish when i first picked it up but it wasn't. It was a really good readTwo totally different girls, are placed together and start to realise that they have things in comman and can help eachother if they just tried.And in the end. Who's normal?

  • Mike
    2019-04-10 17:14

    Define 'Normal'* is a novel by Julie Anne Peters, who I normally like. But I have to say, I was really disappointed in this one; of the three novels and one short story collection of hers that I've read, this is easily the worst thing she's put her name on. It's her first YA novel after a decade of middle-grade, and it really shows. Everything feels very juvenile, Antonia often reads quite a bit younger than fourteen, and there was a simplicity to it that didn't feel appropriate. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why Peters chose to write it as YA; the subject matter is completely appropriate for younger kids, and although there are a couple references to more 'teen' stuff like periods and drugs, those references feel out of place in this mostly very young novel. I noticed this in Luna, to some extent, but it was ten times worse here.But that's the least of this book's problems. The biggest one I'd cite is probably the plotting. The book rather abruptly changes topics about a hundred pages in; it starts out being about Antonia slowly warming up to Jazz, and it ends with Antonia dealing with a clinically depressed mother who doesn't know how to take care of her. I was actually rather thankful for the transition, but that doesn't change the fact that it was very jarring. The book felt like two unrelated plots merged into one, and neither one ended up being very satisfying.Anyway, my problem with the first plot (Antonia helping Jazz) had more to do with the characters than the actual events. Antonia, while a well-developed character, was so judgmental that I couldn't feel sympathy for her. I'm not normally one to call characters unlikable; I can put up with characters do things I don't like and act in ways that I wouldn't normally want to be around... if I could understand why they do it. Antonia assumes that Jazz is a criminal who smokes and does drugs for no fucking reason! I mean, it comes from how Jazz dresses, but Antonia has no reason to think that way. It made me lose whatever interest in that plot I might've had, little interest as that one had originally.**I enjoyed Antonia dealing with her home life a lot more than her plot with Jazz. Antoina was a lot more sympathetic in those sections, and that's where I really saw what I read Peters books for: an interesting situation rendered and written well enough that you forgot there weren't many actual events. I really wish that Peters could've gotten the whole 'peer counseling' thing out of the way so that we could get here, because my biggest problem with this plot was that it didn't last long enough; other than that, it was really great.But actually, there were a lot of things that didn't last long enough in this novel. Lots of scenes felt clipped and cut off right when they were getting interesting, both on a micro and macro level. Everything generally moved altogether too fast for me, particularly in the first plot - it could've been a lot more interesting than it was. Even the last 100 pages, which really were interesting, didn't really last long enough for me to get a sense of satisfaction.The characters, though, were pretty well developed, which is surprising, because I 'normal'ly think that character development is Peters's worst area. But although Antonia's transformation was extremely obvious from the beginning, Peters didn't dwell on it past the first 100 pages, and it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Jazz was also wonderfully developed; better than Antonia, I'd say. The characters were probably the best part of this novel.The writing was... mixed, which was surprising, because I normally like Peters's writing. And the prose was great don't get me wrong; it was a bit simple (like the rest of the novel), but it was also engaging, and there were no glaring flaws. But the dialogue was often a bit painful; Peters made up a lot of slang for the novel, which never fails to frustrate me. Words like 'bode'*** and 'cronk' got more painful with each use. So, the writing was mixed; great prose, not so great dialogue.'Mixed' is a pretty good way to describe the whole book, mixed with a slight slant towards the negative. Although it had its merits, I wouldn't recommend this one. Peters has quite a few good books worth checking out; this just wasn't one of them.*Technically called Define "Normal", but that's grammatically incorrect, so I'm going to pretend it's just Define 'Normal'.** In contrast: Give Up the Ghost, by Megan Crewe, deals with a very similar premise, but the difference is that Crewe knows how to write a plot in Give Up the Ghost, we understand why Cass (the narrator) thinks the way she does. We see why she does what she does, and that makes her much more likable than Antonia ever was. This also made her transformation feel far more organic, and although it was still pretty predictable, it was far, far deeper and more meaningful. Cass reads much more like a real person than Antonia does - flawed, but not to the point of being an unreasonable asshole.*** Which is actual slang, but she used it to mean 'cool' rather than 'to deal with something'.You can find a new version of this review, with large sections rewritten, on my blog.

  • Anna
    2019-04-02 18:18

    At first, I was reluctant.As anyone would probably be, looking at the cover (because despite better intentions, I still automatically judge a book by the cover), seeing as it appeared to be one of those classic, mediocre books about two girls from "different social groups become friends against all odds". And I wanted none of that. And I got none of it.I also expected this book to be one about a forced, unrealistically happy teenagers who live a perfect life with their above-average scores and occasional prissy fights with their friends/family. But it's not. Antonia Dillon only APPEARS to be that sissy-above-average girl, because inside her house, it's definitely far from perfect. But at school, of course, she appears as best she can--and this lands her in a spot in the counseling program, and unfortunately she ends up with the moody, dressed-in-all-black, supposedly druggie and undeniably punk Jazz Luther. She's sassy, classic punk, but of course, Julie Anne Peters is going to make sure that what I see isn't what I get. But from there on out it's spoilers.The book is quick, short two hundred pages, but I read it in one sitting and was very satisfied--overall, I simply couldn't put it down and thus ate it up. It was intriguing with a high school writing style--simply and to the point with actions that make sense for someone of this day and age. I'd recommend it for quite honestly anybody, especially one who is about to endure a two-hour car drive in an uncomfortable Subaru.

  • Amelia Calhoun
    2019-04-16 20:21

    When Antonia signs up to be a student guidance counselor, the last person she thinks she'd be paired with would be Jasmine, a punk with a pierced eyebrow and black lipstick. But when they each find out about their home lives, they each sympathize for the other and become Really good friends. Antonia Dillon is what seems to be a straight-A student with a somewhat perfect life in the face of it. But in reality, her home life is a mess; two little brothers, a more than depressed mother, and a half forgotten father. As opposed to Jasmine ('Jazz') Luther, who seems like a punk from a broken home but lives a surprisingly privileged life. The story goes through the various problems that they each share with the other, and help and support each other in, such as Antonia's mother running away with her brothers, or Jazz's parents nearly forcing her mind away from Julliard, a performing arts school that seems like heaven to her. I loved this book because I identified with both of the main characters; the stress of dealing with troubling relatives as well as being pressured to do well in school and maintain an image that spreads bad words about me that I don't want. It's witty, easy to relate to, but a little predictable as young adult books go.

  • Andersreads
    2019-04-11 16:20

    I liked the situation in this book with the main character who has to take care of her mother and younger brothers while also trying to stay on top of things at school. At her school, there's a "counseling program," and she winds up counseling a "punky" girl who is the complete opposite of her. The early chapters are funny as Jazz, the punker, takes over the counseling session that Antonio, the geek, is supposed to lead.The book becomes a little more serious as the two girls start to get to know one another and learn that they have things in common, and, more importantly, they learn things about the other person that suggest neither of them have a "perfect" life. That seems to be one of the main themes of the novel--don't judge others until you have walked in their shoes.The writing style occasionally distracted me, with weird slang "bode"? "cronk"? And I get tired of people "breaking in" during conversation, or cracking smiles, or "meeting my eyes." Didn't someone advise the author it's okay to have a character just "said"?

  • Abby
    2019-04-12 20:15

    This book is about a girl named Antonia who is in a program to help troubled teens with their problems. But when Antonia finds out that her partner is Jazz Luther, one of the most rebellious and obnoxious girls in the school, Antonia wants to quit the program. The person in charge of the program doesn't let her because he thinks it will be "good for the both of them". Throughout the book, both Jazz and Antonia learn that it's not just Jazz who needs a friend.I loved this book. It wasn't as thrilling as some of the other ones I've read, but that doesn't mean it's not a great book. It has a lot of twists and turns that you were never expecting.

  • Payal
    2019-04-11 20:27

    This is a lovely book about friendship and about -- surprise! -- being "normal", whatever that might be. Antonia is teenage schoolgirl forced to take on adult responsibilities. Her mother is clinically depressed and pretty much out of it; she has two young brothers, one of whom is a toddler; and she ends up cooking, cleaning and playing mother, in addition to keeping up with her schoolwork. Then she meets Jazz Luther and an unlikely friendship develops.There were a few times when this book reminded me of my own childhood, different though it was, of being scared when you think you're responsible for things that you really are not, but you're too young to know any better.

  • Wendy
    2019-04-16 15:10

    I think this helps fill a niche, for 10-12-year-olds who are reluctant readers or think they're too edgy for The Melendy Family, but really aren't ready for The Catcher in the Rye.Most teenagers would probably find it too simplistic. It's well-written, but read to me sort of like a high-school play written by a high-schooler. The main storyline is interesting and challenging, but NOTHING else is--everything outside that situation is pretty easy for the characters.The realism of the slang is highly suspect.

  • Lydieguercin
    2019-04-12 20:22

    It was pretty cool.. I thought the ending was to happy though....

  • Haylie
    2019-03-25 17:13

    At first I was skeptical about reading this book. that was before I had opened it and began to read it. Define Normal is a story about two completely different girls coming together to learn more and help each other out. They compare each others’ lives coming to realize everyone fights their own battles. Throughout the story you learn more and more about each of the girls. I give this book a fairly good rating. I personally have never really enjoyed reading. I finished this book in a week and enjoyed reading every page. It encouraged me to read more books, especially by this author. I would also encourage anyone who likes reading about teens or high school to read this book. The book has an emotional part, a comical feeling, along with being able to relate to it. The author has a good idea about how to connect with her readers, bringing in family along with their lives at school. I enjoyed this book very much that I might in fact say it is my favorite book so far that I have read. I also enjoyed how the story was never changing allot. The main focus was always clear from the beginning. This book is basically a day-to-day basis where all of these things happen one day after the next. The rating that I would give this book is a 10/10. I would read more of her book and even read this again.

  • Bookworm Jo
    2019-04-21 17:10

    This was a good book. It deals with two girls who are the complete opposite of each other, counseling each other through their problems. Both girls have family troubles and issues. In school they are paired up in a peer counseling program. Antonia is the counselor who is told to that she needs to help Jazz. At first there is friction between the two girls but over their sessions they become friends and open with each other about their problems. The main messages for this book is "Don't judge a book by its cover" and "things are not always what they seem".Antonia is a 14 year old "Priss". She gets good grades, is good at math and on the outside is the perfect student and girl. She works very hard to get good grades so she can graduate early and is very smart. Her home life however is horrible. Her mother is clinically depressed and Antonia has to take care of the house and her two little brothers, Michael and Chuckie. Her mother doesn't get out of bed and doesn't take care of her children. Its all on Antonia, plus dealing with school. Antonia tries to hide her home situation but when things get out of control, Jazz is the one to help her. Antonia is very defensive and closes her feelings off. It is very hard for Jazz to get her to talk but she does eventually. Antonia was an ok character but she seemed cold and it was hard for me to get to like her. Of course I understood that her home life made her that way but to me, she wasn't so likable.Jazz is a punk with piercings, tattoos and purple hair. She has a big attitude and to me is hilarious. She is also very smart but teachers judge her based on her looks and think she's a slacker. She was my favorite character and automatically likable from the moment we meet her. Her problem is that she clashes with her parents. Her parents are rich and she lives in a mansion. Her parents don't approve of the way she dresses and want her to be prim and proper. She has an especially horrible relationship with her mother. They fight all the time. Jazz is more fun loving than Antonia and has a secret passion that Antonia discovers, which also causes friction with her mother but not in the way you think. Jazz is more open with her feelings and is easier to talk to than Antonia. While Antonia gives up easily and is unwilling to try very hard, Jazz is the opposite, trying to get Antonia to open up. This book deals with many issues that teens can face in high school. One is the clique thing and judging other people based on how they look. When Antonia first sees Jazz in the counseling room, she forms her opinion on her because of her looks: that Jazz is a punk, a druggie, an alcoholic, has been arrested many times and is a gang banger. Jazz thinks that Antonia is a priss. Over the course of the book they find that despite their outer appearances they have many things in common, they support one another and become great friends. Antonia makes a lot of head way in this aspect because we can see when she speaks to her teacher about Jazz and the hinting at a romance that may happen between Antonia and Jazz's friend who is also a punk. I feel like Jazz is more open about people and their appearance. The books also deals with depression, neglect and counseling. Teens reading this book who are in similar situations can see that things can get better and that they should not keep secrets like these. Its ok to ask for help and they can't do everything on their own. The book shows what can happen when someone is depressed and that these people need help, sometimes medicinal, and that there is no shame in that. It also shows that counseling and even just talking to someone about their problems can help immensely. If there is a problem, they shouldn't keep it bottled up inside. This book deals with all these issues and shows that good things can happen from bad situations. I would recommend this book for teens to read. This review is also posted onThe Book Owl Extraordinaire

  • Maria
    2019-04-18 13:11

    By looking at this book's cover, would you ever expect it to discuss mental health, stereotypes and self-acceptance? Oh yes, expectations are also something this book takes into consideration.Extremely clever books disguised as light young-adult fiction. This is only the second novel I read by Julie Anne Peters, but this seems to be her thing. It's like a magical power, writing about heavy topics as if they were made of cotton. You can feel its texture, its slight resistance as you try to pull the pieces apart, to deconstruct it. Still, no matter what you do to it, it remains soft to the touch."Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."This story is about two young girls from two completely different backgrounds that are brought together by their school's counselor with the purpose of helping one another. How does said counselor get them to work together? He tells them both, separately, that the other needs help, that this is the other's last chance. Little do they know that by helping each other they are helping themselves. Honestly, there's not much of a plot. There are no breathtaking twists, no twisted revelations. It is what it is, and it's great. Thought-provoking, this is a book that can be everything or/and nothing, depending on who's reading it.Give it a chance. Give yourself a chance. Being different is one of the things we all have in common.

  • Emma Wagner
    2019-04-08 15:17

    I would give this book three and a half stars. I liked the relationship between them, and even though it was definitely a corny plot, the characters felt real to me. I think the title is clever, and the use of it at the beginning works well, but the definition of what's normal was never actually addressed. Also, I felt like the happy ending seemed a little too joyous. I liked what happened at the end with Antonia's mother, and I think the piano recital was great, but it got a little too cheesy with how all of a sudden, everyone was just dandy. That was my biggest reason for 3.5 stars instead of 4 stars. I also wish that even though they were doing better, they would have still clearly needed the other at the end, that the relationship would continue to be more than sunny-side-up. The last thing that bothered me was the lack of confrontation. They would have a fight, and the next time everything would be forgotten. That's just not how it works in the world. I liked that while the lingo was strange, it was theirs. It was also more forgivable because it was written in a time when portable CD players were all the rage. Overall, I appreciated this book for what it's worth, and I hope people read this and question why they judge people.

  • Amy
    2019-04-13 18:19

    “She was perfectly normal.”“What do you mean?”I turned around again. “What do you mean, what do I mean?”I clucked my tongue in disgust. “You know, normal. Happy, healthy. Someone with friends and family. Shelley had all kinds of friends. She was popular.”“So if you're not popular, you're not normal?”“I didn't say that.” Did I?Right, define “normal.” What's the standard for “normal?” If I'd compare myself to this quote I'd hardly qualify. So, how is it....I think everyone needs his/her own answer for this.Back to the book! Did I like it?.....Damn yeah! It's a beautiful story about friendship, trust and everyday problems. But I have to say the writing style was quite depressive. No, really I was depressed. But I couldn't stop reading. I just needed to know how Jazz and Tone will cope with each other and, of course, how it'll end between them and their mothers.It was quite a fast read and I confess it’s not that fantastically well-written, but it is still something I would recommend, for it makes you think....

  • Mekenzie Banasik
    2019-04-02 17:20

    Define “normal” by Julie Anne Peters is a book with many secrets. Antonia and Jazz are two girls that don't really know anything about each other. Jazz is more of a goth not very good in school and Antonia is more responsible and a really good student. Mostly they just talk and hang out at Oberon Middle School in the early 2000’s. They are stuck together because of Jazz having to have hours of counseling. Antonia and Jazz realizes that the other is very different than they thought. These two very different girls end up not hating each other and they also change each other's lives.When you start reading the book you think oh Antonia is this wealthy, smart, and doesn't care anything about anyone kind of girl. And Jazz’s family doesn't have much money,kind,and but got in trouble for something she didn't did it do. And in my opinion it ends like many movies and books where they become friends. Yea they do become friends but the they are not like the movies at all. I really like this book it is different and a good book.

  • Abby Castillo
    2019-04-04 21:21

    I liked this book so much. In the end Antonia's mom ended up getting a lot better than she was before. She was even able to go to one of Jazz's piano recitals where there was a lot of people. Also, I thought something was weird during Jazz and Antonia's peer counseling session because Jazz would always talk to Antonia about her problems and try to help her instead of the other way around. As it turns out Jazz was actually Antonia's peer counselor the whole time! I was kind of surprised but I also kind of expecting it. Antonia ended up actually benefiting a lot from the peer counseling even though she didn't realize it at first. Antonia did help Jazz, too. She helped Jazz realize she was more than what everybody saw her as. I hope they did end up staying friends because it ended with them laughing after Jazz's piano recital. I think they did stay friends though, because they formed a strong bond through their peer counseling sessions. This book was really good and I would recommend it to anyone, really.

  • Rachel Smith
    2019-04-02 18:30

    I really enjoed this book. At first it seemed a little boring but then it got better and and better and I could not put the book down. I read it twice because the first time I missed some of it and was confused and the second time I understood eveything I was reading. I would totally recomend this book to anyone who likes teen drama. This book is in my instrest zone, I don't like very many books. Many book just don't catch my attention and then some do. This book is about to teens who are peer councling each other and are trying to help each other out. One of them is a good girl and the other is a drugie, punk girl. Everyone thinks that the good girl has an amazing life everything about her life is great which it is the oppisite. The bad girl is the one with the good life outside of school, She has a big house olympic size swimming pool a dream house as some call it. Anyone could get intresed in in. I recommend this book to everyone.

  • Coquille Fleur
    2019-04-11 18:24

    Julie Anne Peters surprised me with this story. I wasn't sure if I would like this when I first picked it up, half expecting it to be a little trite, or at least predictable. Luckily, it went against all my preconceived notions and ended up reeling me right in. The tables turn in a delightful way that keeps the story real. The writing is tight, fun, and Peters even throws in some age-appropriate cussing that brings the characters to life without going overboard. I would put this in the young YA/older MG category. It's the story of two girls thrown into a peer counseling situation that they both hate at first, but soon grow to rely upon. In the end, the unlikely friendship blooms. The story could have easily been cheesy, but wasn't, in my opinion it was really sweet yet still cool. Perfect for 10-14 year old girl readers (possibly a musically inspired boy would like it), as long as they can handle some light swearing. A great book to teach teens tolerance.

  • Stapia
    2019-04-21 20:32

    Define NormalI read the book Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters. A teenager named Antonia gets into a peer counseling program at school where she meets a glothy quiet and moody girl named Jazz. Antonia and Jazz see eachother every Wednesday for their peer counselling program they both start to connect with each other. They learn that they have lots of things in common. Whenever Antonia's life falls apart Jazz your peer counseling partner ended up helping her. I really love this book because it shows you no matter how you dress or look or express yourself you can always help a friend in need. Will Antonia and Jazz become friends? Or will they just stay peer counseling partners you will have to read to find out.

  • Beth
    2019-04-15 17:22

    "This thoughtful, wry story is about two girls--a "punk" and a "priss"--who find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program and discover that they have some surprising things in common."I brought 2 copies of this book home from the library so my 13 year old niece and I could read it for our "book club." She looked at the book and told me she wasn't interested; 7 chapters later she asked when I was going to get started! I enjoyed the book, too. A great story of how things aren't always what they seem.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-18 14:33

    I haven't read this book since the first time I read it, but it was in middle school and this book inspired me to want to read more. It was the first book I had ever read that I felt I could really relate to.I recommend this for middle school and high school kids.I remember finishing reading this and wishing that kids who picked on me and other kids would read this and realize that "normal" is not easy if at all possible to define.

  • Kim
    2019-04-18 17:23

    Ugh! I wouldn't have finished this if not for the YALSA Hub challenge. It won a nod for top audio book and I'll agree that the narrator does a good job, but the story made me want to vomit a bit. So cookie cutter with a cookie cutter ending. So, it was fine, but not great. Maybe if I was in a different space, I would have enjoyed it, but I feel that, like others have said, it felt more like a morality play than anything.

  • Mariana
    2019-03-29 18:36

    Fun to read, proves that there's something common that every girl desires in her heart.In the desire to help each other unknowingly Antonia and Jazz discover a beautiful friendship that makes them learn to realize what's really valuable in life and helps Antonia deal with the problem of having a depressive mom while Jazz is able to be truly herself and carry out her dream of being a pianist.

  • melanie
    2019-04-07 19:06

    3.5/5this book was just really sweet and it made me happy. antonia and jazz were so pure and i loved the ending so much!! also idc if the lesbian vibes were barely hinted at, this is going on my lgbtq shelf

  • M
    2019-04-04 15:20

    I was expecting something else and was kind of pleasantly surprised about the way the author wrote in some cool things. I like this one, I would have swallowed it whole as a kid. It's more like the middle school and high school that I remember than some other YA books that I've read.

  • Michaela
    2019-04-17 13:23

    I didn't thin I'd like it, but I actually found myself crying a bit. I know. Thank Jenny and Kate!

  • Swankivy
    2019-04-10 15:23

    I liked the writing on this one but the storyline on it wasn't as good as the other two I read before it. Also I saw that plot twist coming, but oh well. Still excellent reading. :D

  • Corina
    2019-04-02 13:33

    Great book but the ending could have been better.

  • Miss Grady
    2019-04-18 20:26

    Great book about how you can not judge people by the way they look:)