If you're thinking there's going to be an answer to that question in this post, you're wrong. Because I just don't get it! Why??? Nearly every second book has either Alice in the title, Alice as the main character, or Alice as a secondary character. WHAT IS THE INFATUATION WITH THE NAME ALICE? That seemed very aggressive, #soznotsoz
If you don't believe me, here are some examples
OK so I looked up the origin of the name and apparently it means Nobel and so I guess that makes sense now. But still. It's a bit ridiculous no?
Five teenagers. Five lives. One final year.
Ryan the school captain, Charlie the newcomer, Matty the loner, Tammi the popular girl and Gillian the politicians daughter.
Five unlikely teammates thrust together against their will. Can they find a way to make their final year a memorable one or will their differences tear their world apart?
Read the full synopsis here.
Oh my god. This book was so not what I was expecting yet I loved it so much!! The Yearbook Committee is set in Australia and basically follows the lives of 5 completely different people. Although they're different, they all have issues to deal with.
I thought this was a really powerful novel, mostly because of how real it all was. I'm sure anyone reading this can relate to it, whether you see yourself in the characters, or you know someone going through the same thing. It really goes to show that everybody has their secrets.
But aside from that, it was a really good book. The characters were all great and I feel like they really represented high school pretty damn well. The only character I had an issue with was Charlie because she was such a know it all. My favourites though were Matty and Gillian just because their stories were really interesting.
I felt like there wasn't really a plot that the story followed, so I couldn't really see where the story was going/what the point of it was, but at the same time I was never bored while I was reading it. It did take me a while to get through it but that was only because of uni. I was a little disappointed with the lack of romance in it just because that's what is usually in contemporaries.
Another thing I want to mention is the layout of the whole book. It was so well put together I absolutely loved the profiles of each person and the status updates at the start of each chapter. I also loved how recent it was! It had so many popular culture references in there, it was great!
Overall if you're looking for an easy read, definitely check this one out! It's available in stores now so you can go grab yourself a copy. I had never heard of Sarah Ayoub before but I'm definitely going to be checking out some of her books in the very near future!
P.S. If you have read this, OMG !!!!!!!! Definitely not where I thought the story was going!! Cha feel?!?!
Would I recommend? Yes!
For fans of: The Breakfast Club and We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (minus the whole "end of world" thing)
Overall Rating: 4/5
**Thank you to Harper Teen Australia for providing me with a review copy of this book! All thoughts are my own.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary
Acquired from: Harper Teen Australia
I felt the need to post something, and since I'm not really reading at the moment I thought I'd do the Intimidating TBR TAG that has been going around recently. I'm not sure who created this, but it definitely wasn't me. Also, I'm not posting the pictures along with the books like I usually do because I don't really have time (I also couldn't really be bothered if I'm honest) #soznotsoz. Anywho, onwards and upwards! (I've never said that before in my life. Fun fact!).
1. What book have you been unable to finish? Turn My Head by Patricia Holden. I'm sorry but it was just bad... I couldn't do it. The writing was fine, but the characters were just so...annoying. The main guy was so clingy and it was way too insta-lovey for me. Also the girl moved in to this house with 7 brothers or something ridiculous like that, as a in-house assistant type person and she was there literally a day and they were calling her their new sister?? Just no. On the plus side, it was a free eBook so I didn't waste any money on it :P
What book have you yet to read because...
I just haven't had time: One With You by Sylvia Day. This is one of my most anticipated releases of 2016, and I read one chapter but I've been absolutely swamped with assignments and uni stuff and any spare time I do have, I don't want to spend reading, so it's still sitting on my shelf untouched!.
It's the sequel: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray. It's kind of in the same boat as the last one, I want to read it, but I don't really have time. But also I really liked the first one so I'm a bit hesitant about reading this one. I read the first chapter and I liked it but it's definitely going in a different direction so it's kind of putting me off.
It's brand new: I have quite a few books that I've received recently, one of them being The Things I Didn't Say by Kylie Fornasier, and I haven't read this yet because 1. I don't have time and 2. I literally got it yesterday. Thank you Penguin!
You read a book by the same author and just didn't enjoy it: I don't have one for this... If I didn't like a book by an author I probably wouldn't buy another book by them unless I really wanted to read it.
You're just not in the mood for it: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I really liked The Husbands Secret by this author, but at the moment adult fiction is the last thing I feel like reading. Especially since it's like a psychological type one and I just don't feel like it.
It's humongous! Definitely After We Fell by Anna Todd. Not only is it massive but I just know it's going to be Tessa and Hardin arguing and making up, and arguing back and forth throughout the whole thing an I just don't want to put myself through that again. The only reason it's still on my TBR is because my sister keeps raving about it :P
Because it was a cover buy and turned out to have shit reviews: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I actually bought this after I saw all the bad reviews, but it was $1 so I got it anyway. I originally wanted to read it because everyone raved about it, but then I started to see some negative reviews of people comparing to to the After series by Anna Todd and I mentioned before how annoying their relationship was and I just don't think I want to read about another abusive type relationship. So no thanks.
Because it is intimidating: All the Light We Cannot See by Anothny Doerr. There's so many reasons this book intimidates me so i shall list them: it's big it's historical fiction, it's not my usual genre, it's set in WWII, it's about a blind girl... in WWII, it's big, it's an award winner meaning heaps of people liked it meaning if I don't I'll get abused or something.. that's about it.
Who do you tag? If you're reading this and you want to do it, go for it!
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