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?
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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
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