August 05, 2017

#BookReview: Bad Romance by @HDemetrios

 
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. 

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.





Heather Demetrios is the author of the critically acclaimed YA novel Something Real, for which she received the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is the founder of Live Your What, an organization that creates writing opportunities for teens of limited economic means.


The message in this book is massively important. But for me, the way it was written just fell short of my expectations.  This one for me really dragged and although I still think that the message was very important I think that it just needed a little more to get it going. The message/situation could have been more powerful too.  I think that this one shyed away from making this an amazing book and it just needed a little more spark. 



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