"Girls like you aren't exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way."
Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for "troubled teens".
I didn't listen, and now I'm on their radar.
They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they've deemed me fit.
Too bad for them, I don't follow rules.
Too bad for me, they're determined to make sure I do.
Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings...these are the boys of Brayshaw High.
And I'm the girl who got in their way.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
This is another book I put off because there was so much raving over it. Actually, there was a lot of differing opinions on both sides. I couldn't decide if I wanted to give it a shot or not. I am glad I did.
I will admit, I have a couple of conflicting thoughts on this book. It is about a group of high school kids. Admittedly, these characters are very well developed, and I found myself drawn to them and their personalities. The conflicting thing for me is their age versus their "maturity". In some ways, it left me felt a little conflicted.
Even though some things in this book were a little over the top, but it just worked given the story and characters. The idea that these three boys pretty much run everything in Brayshaw is a bit much, but it worked for me. In some ways, it is very much real in life, just maybe not with high school boys.
I was so consumed by this story and all of its layers. I found myself constantly thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. I needed to read it, finish it. This was a great read for me while I was on vacation. It consumed me and now I can't wait for the next book. I need more.
Back to the characters. These characters are everything. They are witty, strong, independent. They couldn't have been more well developed. I felt their chemistry and closeness vividly. They worked so well together, especially with Raven on their side.
This isn't your typical young adult book. This book is so much more. It definitely doesn't fit the mold of the YA genre, and I loved it for that reason. It was so raw and real. I highly recommend it.