Review/Blog Tour/Giveaway: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange
“The Breakfast Club” gets a modern, high-stakes reboot in this story of four very different teens and a night that changes them forever.
The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked, tattooed wild child.
The Bully: York torments everyone who crosses his path, especially his younger brother.
The Geek: Tired of being bullied, Boston is obsessed with getting into an Ivy League college.
The Pariah: Choosing to be invisible has always worked for Sam . . . until tonight.
When Andi, York, Boston, and Sam find themselves hiding in the woods after a party gets busted by the cops, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off—the first decision of many in a night that will change their lives forever. By the light of day, these four would never be caught dead together, but when their getaway takes a dangerously unpredictable turn, sticking together could be the only way to survive.
With cinematic storytelling and compelling emotional depth, critically acclaimed author Erin Jade Lange takes readers on literary thrill ride.
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It is extremely difficult to go into a book with a preconceived notion of the book and find that it is nothing like you anticipated or expected. As a die hard fan of The Breakfast Club, I went into the book with several expectations, non of which were met. I anticipated numerous POVs; however, this entire story is told only from Sam’s POV. Instead of taking a bad situation (high school detention) and turning it into a learning experience, Rebel Bully Geek Pariah took a bad situation and it turned worst.
While you find that each of these teens are battle what society sees them as. I liked that we were provided with bits and pieces of information as the story went on. You hear about the past as needed instead of receiving a history lesson. However, I wanted more. I wanted a semblance of a romance forming, I wanted the satisfaction of life long bonds forming and Rebel Bully Geek Pariah did not do that for me. I was left wanting more.
I think it is misleading to add that it is similar to The Breakfast Club because that really took away from the story for me. I wish I wouldn’t have had these preconceived notions going into this story because I feel like the story would have left a different impression on me other than mild disappointment.
author, journalist, obsessive-compulsive list maker.
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Erin writes facts by day and fiction by night. As a journalist, she is inspired by current events and real-world issues and uses her writing to explore how those issues impact teenagers.
She is an only child, so she spent a lot of time entertaining herself as a kid. This required her to rely heavily on her own imagination, which is probably why she became a writer.
Erin grew up in the cornfields of northern Illinois, along the Mississippi River in one of the few places it flows east to west. She now lives in the sunshine of Arizona and will forever be torn between her love of rivers and her love of the desert.
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