by Erin Jade Lange
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Publication Date: February 16, 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
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"The Breakfast Club" gets a modern, high-stakes reboot in this story of four very different teens and a night that changes them forever.
The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked, tattooed wild child.
The Bully: York torments everyone who crosses his path, especially his younger brother.
The Geek: Tired of being bullied, Boston is obsessed with getting into an Ivy League college.
The Pariah: Choosing to be invisible has always worked for Sam . . . until tonight.
When Andi, York, Boston, and Sam find themselves hiding in the woods after a party gets busted by the cops, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off—the first decision of many in a night that will change their lives forever. By the light of day, these four would never be caught dead together, but when their getaway takes a dangerously unpredictable turn, sticking together could be the only way to survive.
With cinematic storytelling and compelling emotional depth, critically acclaimed author Erin Jade Lange takes readers on literary thrill ride.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Rebel Bully Geek Pariah was a story that I thought was going to be fun and light. Let me tell you it that while it was fun, it was some sort of fast-paced mystery thriller that was done really well along with an adventurous night.
We have four main characters that normally wouldn’t have been friends but circumstances brought them together and they must endure a whole night together, running away from danger. This story only has one point of view, which is Sam’s, the “pariah” and it’s told in Before the night all four characters spent together, the night of, and After which is present-time Sam telling her mother about that night.
I liked that this story was divided in three, as I mentioned above, because we get to read just a bit of the aftermath of that night and a little bit of a background on the characters from Sam’s point of view. I would have liked if each character had their own point of view to give a more personal feel to the story and a connection to the characters, since there was no depth to the characters and therefore I couldn’t feel anything for them. The characters turned out to be annoying at times which irked me, especially with all the stupid decisions they were making.
The plot twist had my mind going crazy for a bit since I had not seen that coming at all and the ending added another twist to the story that I liked.
Overall, this was a quick, enjoyable and entertaining story, despite my dislikes towards it.
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