Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@imprintreads @laurie_devore]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



HOW TO BREAK A BOY by Laurie Devore

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.


published January 31st by Imprint

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Why?

Though I do not always like a book about the mean girl or girls (though sometimes I do love one), I find this one really compelling because of Olivia's attempts to change. I am curious exactly what it was that precipitated her decision to stop being the 'mean girl' and if it's actually enough.

Books where the main character seems to have seen the error of their ways and is trying to become a better/different/nicer person work really well when it isn't an easy change for them. It's not only more realistic but also a more compelling (though often frustrating, as well) read. I like that Olivia still has some struggles.

I also want to see what Adrienne and Olivia's friendship was like, if it was a real, true friendship beyond them being the mean girls - and what happens when Olivia tries to change.



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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