Monday, October 19, 2015

Review: Hickville Confessions


Goodreads Description:
New town. New look. New beginning. High school junior Ryan Quinn has a past. She will do just about anything to keep it hidden, even if means joining the ultra-conservative, no fun allowed, Purity Club. But secrets are hard to keep in a small town and when the Purity Club girls discover the truth, they viciously attack Ryan.
Justin is the kind of guy who can make Ryan forget her vow to change. He’s the kind of guy she should avoid at all costs. But he knows her soul secrets. He understands her and it is torture when she is away from him. But as she deals with the outward scars on her face and the inward shame of her past and Justin’s home life continues to spiral out of control, their relationship becomes as convoluted as their home life. Will they find the courage to open their hearts to each other in spite of their family drama?

Okay, thank you to netgally for this free ebook review copy in exchange for an HONEST review.

First of all, epic cover, Im a sucker for simple but beautiful covers. Now, onto the book. I though this was going to be a light and fluffy read. It wasnt. It has some strong themes in it, a big one being bullying which is HUGE in high school, whether youre a victim, the bully -.-, or you've seen it, everyone is affected by it. I feel like its not something is often talked about, so yay for Karlik on touching that with a ten foot pole xD Nailed it too. The book really pulls you in, it has a good and solid story line that is hard to put down, and as someone who has been on the edge of entering a reading slump, its highly appreciated xD 

Ryan was likable, which says a lot, I feel like sometimes authors can make a character that tries to change her/his ways and try to be better into this martyr, into a doormat, but Mary didn't' she rally built this character well.

Seriously though, I must really enforce that this book and the topic of bullying is NOT what some people would consider their cup of tea, its harsh, but... It really pulls you in, its just something that you feel like you have to really really read and go on with.

Recommend it?
Yes, honestly, I recommend any book that has a real world topic that will actually catch the attention of a young reader