February 4, 2017

How To Break a Boy by Laurie Devore Review!

Keep your enemies close, but your friends closer.

Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do--through intimidation and manipulation.

After Olivia suffers a family tragedy and catches Adrienne sleeping with her boyfriend, Olivia is over it. She decides to make a change--but it's impossible to resist taking Adrienne down one last time. Up to her old tricks, Olivia convinces golden boy Whit DuRant to be her SAT tutor and her fake boyfriend. But when it starts to feel real, Whit gets caught up in Olivia and Adrienne's war.

Olivia may ruin everything she touches, but this time she won't go down without a fight--not if it means losing Whit.

And definitely not if it means losing what's left of herself.

I completely fell in love with this YA novel. First though, don't let the cute cover fool you. The topics and themes in this novel are anything but!

Throughout this novel, we are introduced to a whole range of characters, with the main being Olivia. When we first meet Olivia you can tell that she is going through many things in her life. She has moved to a new town, her brother has recently died, and her boyfriend cheated on her with her so called best friend. Needless to say, she hasn't had an easy life. In order to compensate for the misfortunes in her life, she becomes a "popular" girl at school by messing with and torturing her fellow classmates. In my opinion, based off of what I said above, this novel could be considered very close to a TV show and a movie. The bullying and torture makes it have a Mean Girls element, while the aspect of relating it to who committed the offence, make it similar to Pretty Little Liars.

Lets talk about Whit. I loved him. Not only is he smart and athletic, but he is also a genuinely nice guy. He is the reason Olivia starts to question what she is doing and he almost the entire reason Olivia begins to open up and discuss everything she has been through. It is for these reasons, and many more that I found myself falling for Whit.

This novel will take you through a whole range of emotions and feelings. You will hate some characters, while love the others. The bullying will appear to be a train wreck, but you can't look away.
I definitely enjoyed this novel, and can't wait to pick up more books from this debut author in the future.
4/5 Stars!

*Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review*

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