Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review : Promise Me Something

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek
Genre: Contemporary, GLBT, Realistic Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Purchase Link: Amazon | B&N
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As if starting high school weren't bad enough, Reyna Fey has to do so at a new school without her best friends. Reyna's plan is to keep her head down, help her father recover from the car accident that almost took his life, and maybe even make some friends. And then Olive Barton notices her. Olive is not exactly the kind of new friend Reyna has in mind. The boys make fun of her, the girls want to fight her, and Olive seems to welcome the challenge. There's something about Olive that Reyna can't help but like. But when Reyna learns Olive's secret, she must decide whether it's better to be good friends with an outcast or fake friends with the popular kids. . . .before she loses Olive forever.

My Thought:

Reyna just wants to be invisible but its hard to do that when the outrageous Olive decides she wants to make a friend out of her. Things were going good until Olive reveals her secret. Their friendship is tested and when a tragedy happens Reyna ends up considering her past choices and opens her eyes to try to make things right.

I loved this book, I don't come across books that talk about people from the LBGT community. I think books like this are great and show problems that many face. This is a book about friendship and acceptance. I enjoyed seeing Reyna develop as a character and to eventually learn to get of her shell and to shop being a coward and do something. I liked that this book wasn't all about love and such which is what most book touches on, there a relationship between Reyna and Levi but its subtle and well, realistic. I liked how relate-able the characters and thought that this book was very enjoyable.

4.5 of 5 stars!

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