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Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought I was going to get an ordinary 'easy-going' contemporary out of this book, but instead I got a thrilling mystery. I'm definitely not mad about it though.

The story starts off with our main character (and the only POV), Sam, introducing herself to us and telling us how a regular day turned into one crazy night. This story was incredibly interesting. There were some flaws throughout the plot, but honestly it was really entertaining.

As the story continues, I found it hard to connect to Sam because she just made dumb decisions after another, and I didn’t like her at all. As we are introduced to the other characters, I couldn’t connect with them either. It was too bad though because I really felt for all of them at the beginning. I loved how all of them were so different and no one was who they seemed to be.. but as quickly as my interest came it was gone.

The whole book takes place during one night which made the story very fast paced. As the characters begin their thrilling adventure they begin to connect and rely on each other, and I did enjoy this about them. It felt real because I know if I was in their position I would let my shield down if I thought I had nothing left to lose. So, I enjoyed this part of the story even though the romance felt forced and was definitely not needed to tell the story.

The ending pulled everything together nicely though. I appreciated the twist - that I did not see coming at all! I think Erin Jade Lange is a great writer. I enjoyed her style of writing through this book, and intertwining the ‘before’ and ‘after’ parts of the story really brought everything together.

Overall, this book was enjoyable. The characters and their actions were a bit annoying, but their decisions helped make a very entertaining story. If you’re looking for a quick thrilling read then this book is perfect for you!


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