Book Review: Dirty Rush

21412138._uy475_ss475_Hello Everyone! Sorry that it has been so long since my last book review. I was in a bit of a reading drought and I really couldn’t focus on any new books. I also realized that I no longer like reading ebooks, so I now have to venture to the book store (or Amazon Prime) to find new and good hard-copy reads! I finished this book last month and I never really go around to writing this review because I was busy, but here we are and here we go! Hopefully, this book is something that you will enjoy and pick up to read!

Dirty Rush is a book about and authored by the same person, Taylor Bell. Taylor is academically superior and she gains a full ride scholarship to the same school that her mom and her sister have attended. Both her mom and her sister were in the same sorority during their undergrad and they expect Taylor to join as well. Taylor is ultimately against joining and intends to spend all of her social time with her gay best friend (I have forgotten his name y’all), however, the sorority girls have other plans for her and they use various tactics to convince her to join. She is also in love with this super attractive and athletic guy (also don’t remember his name) and she eventually gets to date him as this book goes on.

After all of her resistance at the beginning of the book, she eventually realizes that she likes these girls, joins the sorority, and finds her forever friends. Yes, there is a bit of drug selling induced drama but overall, it was a good little read that I enjoyed while riding the subway. My favourite part of the book is when her boyfriend at the time breaks up with her during her weakest moment and the moment of her greatest embarrassment. A fake sex tape of Taylor was leaked and because her boyfriends sorority brothers didn’t approve of the video, he had to break up with her to save his reputation. This action comes full ridicule when he comes back to  reconcile with her, looking dishevelled and acting like a total drunk mess. Sometimes, life is really about how you treat people and Karma is always a big bitch.

Overall, I would give this book 3/5 stars. It was a fun book and it was written pretty well, but the drama came in too late, it lasted too briefly, and while we saw great character growth, the growth of her supporting friends could have been elaborated on to add more strength to the text. Anyways, if you’re looking for a quick and fun read, then this is it for you!!!!

 

Book Review #6- A Midsummer’s Nightmare

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I definitely need to get back on my reading game. I have been lacking lately. Anyways, here is my 6th book review.

A Midsummer’s Nightmare is a teen fiction novel written by Kody Keplinger, a name many of you would recognize from the cover of her most famous book, The Duff. This novel follows a similar structure to The Duff  and even features characters from it as well. Here is my synopsis and review of this book!

A Midsummer’s Nightmare starts off with a rather cute story about a boy and a girl who meet at a party and become smitten with each other instantly. While they create memories as the night goes on, those minor few moments of happiness are put to rest when the protagonist, Whitley Johnson, chooses to move on and forget that they ever met. Leaving this boy slightly heartbroken, she quickly moves back into her old life and ways, as she knows she will be leaving for the summer and moving to university in the new school year.

Since her parents are divorced, Whitley normally spends the summer with her dad in his lakefront beach condo every year. She expects this year to be no different until her dad drops the biggest bomb shell of all – that hes engaged to be married and has moved to a suburban neighbourhood in a small town outside of the city with her and her two kids. Whitley is furious as she knows her summer will never be the same, but that is not what shocks her the most about this change. The guy she hooked up with at the end of year party was standing right in the house as she entered the door. Not only did she now know that his name was Nathan, but he was her soon to be step brother.

This book explores the ups and downs of the summer and the realization that people can influence positive change in others if they let them. This novel was about opening ones self up to love and acceptance and understanding your own self worth. This was about finding the deeper meaning to love.

I really did enjoy this book and I thought it was quite well written. I would give it a 4.5/5 rating. I didn’t think it was better than The Duff; I thought that they were similar in quality. They are both great teen fiction books about understanding self worth – which are things I think a lot of teenage forget to value or love about themselves.