Published by Rebelight Publishing Inc. on November 17th 2015
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A devastating Twitter prank yanks Hannah out of the popular crowd and turns her into the high school’s best bad joke. Determined to finish the year and graduate, Hannah must keep the humiliating details from her impulsive mother—who just might pack up their belongings and move. Again.
Hannah hovers below the radar by submersing herself in a new routine. Post-it notes, Dewey Decimal numbers and carefully planned trips to the library are her refuge. That is, until a persistent new student invades her space. Lucas has complete disregard for Hannah’s cynicism and snark, and he seems to know the bullies who targeted her. Can Hannah trust him, or is he part of another ploy to torment her?
So this book only took me a few hours to read. It’s hardly 200 pages, and I flew through those pages because I was so connected to the characters and what was going on. While there were a few things that I wish the author would have fully resolved, this was a cute story that completely held my attention the entire time. Truthfully, I wasn’t ready for it to be over once I hit the end. It wasn’t a totally unique plot, but the way the author weaved together these characters did make the book standout. I was able to connect with Hannah in a way that is sometimes rare for me. I also loved Lucas and felt like he was a brilliant book boyfriend. If you like YA romance, this book should definitely go on your TBR list right away.
Lucas was a beautiful character. I loved him from the very first moment that we were introduced to him. I loved how determined he was to get to know Hannah, and we later find out exactly why he felt so drawn to her and that just made me like him even more. I’m also a sucker for the inexperienced male character, because we don’t see that often enough in YA books. There’s plenty of scenes in the book that are just so adorable with him and I enjoyed getting to see that.
While it did bother me what happened to Hannah, I still believed it. Kids are cruel, and I could easily see that occurring at a high school. There wasn’t much that I didn’t like about the book, except I was kind of hoping for some sort of breakthrough with some of the mean girls. However, this book was realistic and also got me on a personal level. Hannah used books as an escape, and that’s something that I find myself doing as well. Maybe you may not connect in this specific way, but I’m sure that this is a book that you might be able to find something relatable and enjoyable for you personally. This was a quick and memorable read and I was lucky to get to read it!
About the author:
Rosie Greenway grew up on the outskirts of Toronto, and continues to live and work in the GTA with her husband and family. After spending her formative years public-school hopping, Rosie attended the University of Toronto, specializing in English literature. A former English teacher, Rosie now finds herself putting into practice the many lessons she used to impart to the students in her class room. While she has often turned to writing as a way to relax and unwind, Hannah Both Ways is her first foray into the world of Young Adult publishing.When she isn’t writing, Rosie is an avid traveler, armchair film critic, enthusiastic foodie and voracious reader. She is a passionate literacy advocate and one of her greatest achievements is instilling in her daughter the joy of reading. You can connect with Rosie on Twitter @Rosie_Greenway.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends December 25, 2015
• Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (US/Canada)
• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (INT)