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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Girl at a Boys' School Review

Thank you to Tiffany Collier for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The summary Tiffany sent me:
It's a contemporary YA Lit novel, told by a twenty-year-old girl that graduates from college early, lies on her resume and gets mistakenly hired at an all boys' school. She shows up "like a big, girly surprise" and chaos ensues.
As soon as I read this summary, I was quite enthralled. Normally I'd just quietly read a book like this while not telling anyone because people are judgmental. I have a secret desire to read forbidden (slightly creepy) relationships. I feel like I shouldn't read books like that, but really? Who doesn't need a bit of secretive reading?

However Alex Rogers got through the process of actually getting the job and staying at the school, I'm still not completely sure. I'm also not sure why everyone including the staff, students, and parents took her gender so well, but whatever! It was awesome and weird and made me happy because I love books like these even if I don't like to admit it to random people in fear of judgement.

SIDE STORY: Today my friend asked me what I'd do differently if no one judged me. I officially decided I'd read whatever kind of book I want in public with pride. ANYWAY

Alex was actually a pretty awesome protagonist. She made me smile, and I just wanted her to be happy in life. Plus her fear of telephones is golden. I really just wanted to be her friend.

I'm pretty sure as soon as Taylor Matthews showed up, I swooned. I'd marry him.

As much as I knew I should NOT ship Alex and Taylor (they need a ship name), I did. I shipped them so hard. Taylor makes people happy. I wanted Alex to be happy. If Taylor is with Alex, then she'll be happy. (As simple as geometry class!)

Alex tried so hard too. She was actually attempting to follow the rules and not get herself into certain circumstances with the guys. Like there is NO woman whatsoever here. There was something bound to happen. There wasn't even like a teenage girls' school a few miles away or anything! It was crazy!

And Kuvy. Ugh. He just makes me mad. I wanted to strangle him so badly! He was such an a-hole. He made me super, super, super angry.

So all was well after/before some certain points. I was scared to death that Taylor and Alex were going to get into a predicament, and they'd get caught. And then bad things would happen. It was a stressful situation.

Like I was SO freaking paranoid. I was reading on the middle of my kitchen table while my dad took out our dishwasher. He seriously almost electrocuted himself. My reaction was very delayed because of this book. He just screamed, "Ouch!" And about 10 seconds later, I realized something happened, but it took another minute to comprehend everything because all that was on my mind was Taylor Matthews. It was a major issue.

Oh and then later, he touched the wires together (don't ask me why). There was a huge spark explosion thing. He screamed. I jumped. I almost dropped my iPod which I was reading on. It was terrible. Then I was a paranoid mess between the possibility of Taylor and Alex being caught and the possibility of my father getting electrocuted. It was a slightly terrible experience, but I still devoured the book with my sleep deprivation and fears.

So after my heart stopped freaking out, my parents went to my sister's house. I was home alone to do my homework. Of course, reading this book was a better choice. I sat upon my bed non-stop reading because I just had to know what was going to happen.

I was overall freaking out. On a roller coaster of emotions.

I was very, very close to crying.

Then I just reached a freaking out zone again. It was really close to the end. I couldn't talk myself into getting up and ranting, so I just sat there, shaking back and forth talking to myself.

I reached the end.


I...uh...was home alone. No one to rant to. I just ran about my house, screaming to my cats about everything that happened. I was quite angry. It was kinda dangerous. It's probably better no one was home.

But seriously. That ending I didn't see coming. The beginning was interesting but a tad slow. BUT you must stick around because you'll be reading quickly in anticipation and anger. I read it really quickly. It started out with curiosity. Then to anticipation. Paranoia. Anger. Sadness. Paranoia. Anger. Confusion. Sadness. Paranoia. Paranoia. Anger. Confusion. Sadness. Worry. Anger. Freaking out a lot.
Like once you hit a certain point. There was just so much you wanted to know. You couldn't stop reading.

It was stressful. I couldn't stop, but if I would have, I couldn't have accomplished anything. I was too busy worrying about all of this fictional character drama! Seriously guys, read this book. You'll devour it.

Girl at a Boys' School will be released on March 1st. It will be available on Amazon as an eBook! 
Seriously read it when it comes out, you won't regret it. You may even develop a thing for wrestlers! (I did.)

Have a fabulous day/night/evening/morning!
I love you all! Bye!

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