Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.
When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, their seven ordinary-seeming lives result in extraordinary change.
★★★★ (4 stars)
I have received an advance readers copy of this novel from Netgalley for an honest review.
It all started with an announcement of a scandal. A teacher-student relationship that the school administration doesn’t seem to let go unsolved.
Then there are seven teenagers, whose life was normal. Not until, they got involved in the said scandal and had their lives changed.
Written in seven different perspectives, this novel will bring you into a whole new world of high school drama like you’ve never seen it before.
- The story line itself is unique. It is not your typical cliche love story that involves a very cliche theme. A teacher student relationship that makes the whole school gaga isn’t a theme that we typically see in YA.
- This book doesn’t just revolve around the main characters making the readers see the bigger picture of the scenario the whole school is in. As I have observed in some of the YA novels I have read, the story focuses only around the main characters (or the couple, if this is a love story), leaving the supporting characters behind. In this book, the involvement of the whole school pertaining the scandal is emphasized making the whole thing seem realistic rather than just a story written on paper.
- It is narrated in seven different perspective by seven different people. This feature is my favorite among all. Every character is given a chance to have a say in the story which makes this novel more interesting. But that doesn’t end there. Each narration has it’s own unique writing style that makes the characters more distinct and the story as a whole more creative.
- Each of the main characters represents one of the seven deadly sins. This is the main reason why I have requested for an ARC of this book. It sounds very intriguing having each character in a book represent something. Like Joy, Anger, Sadness and Disgust in Inside Out movie. (smiles)
Honestly, despite the four star rating, I have nothing negative to say about this book. It has been a good and a very interesting read for me and I would really recommend it to you, my dear reader and to everyone who loves YA. It will be released on March 6, 2016.
So until my next review! (waves)