2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Thursday, August 22, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for Girls Like Me by Kristin Butcher

I love this series.  They are short, I admit, but they are all aimed at YA and usually carry an important social theme.

Thank you to Orca Book Publishers for sending me an electronic copy of this book to read and review.

TITLE:               Girls Like Me

AUTHOR:         Kristin Butcher

GENRE:             YA

RATING:            4 stars

This book was no different. The theme of rape, pregnancy and friendship are all covered in this way too short book.

The book opens with a resounding scene, our main character is rushed to the hospital because she is bleeding.  It turns out that she was pregnant and miscarried.  This is definitely an issue as she is a YA and nowhere ready for motherhood.

While this could have covered a whole book in itself, the author chooses to focus on the reason she got pregnant.

Horrific and all too possible.  

What I liked most about this book is the main character, she is smart and makes a decision to keep living her life as best as she can.  We see how hard her "friends" makes it for her, in fact, her best friend disappears and ends up hooking up with "the" guy everyone is in love with.

The friendship is strained, until an event brings them back together.  

The whole story is done very well, with respect and with big issues needing to be handled.

Loved, loved this book.

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