ARC Review: My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul




Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spells “Prom” in sparklers on her lawn…and nearly burns down her house.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Peyton Breedlove, a brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, witnesses the whole thing. Much to Hank’s dismay, Peyton takes an interest in him—and his “work.” The two are thrust into an unusual friendship, but their boundaries are tested when Hank learns that Peyton is hiding some dark secrets, secrets that may change everything he thought he knew about Peyton.


★★★★★(5 stars)


I have received an advance readers copy of this novel from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review.

Hank Kirby was resourceful enough to include sparklers in his plan of asking Amanda Carlisle to prom. But when a hundred year old cedar tree in front of her house bursted into flames, Hank has no other choice but to run, hoping and praying that nobody has spotted him.

Then, something went missing.

Only six out of the seven sparkler boxes were found in his bag. The other one, could have been something he left behind in Amanda’s front yard.

Now, he must go back before the police find it and use it as evidence against him.

Little did he know that as soon as he step into the yard, he would meet the craziest person that will make his life even crazier.


  • Everything in this book is uniquely crazy! From the storyline to the characters, this book will surely give you a roller coaster ride to what being crazy means.

  • It is written in the point of view of Hank Kirby. It is very good to know that here is another recommendable book for those who are looking for something written in a male perspective.
  • It is one easy read. Besides having a light plot and a bunch of relatable characters, this book is a page turner. One of the reasons why I love this book.


There is not that much to say about this novel except for the fact that it is very very entertaining, endearing and of course, crazy. It has been a great experience to read such book and I recommend it to everyone who are looking for something extraordinary to read.

And one more thing!

I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to conduct an interview with the author, Robin Reul on twitter about the book and I am so excited to tell you her answers in a different post. I would be posting it later so stay tuned. (smiles)

Until then! Bye!



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