Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Blog Tour: Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrian {Review + Dream Cast}

7:30 AM

Title: Like It Never Happened
Author: Emily Adrian
Release date: June 2nd 2015
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, High School, Theatre, Fiction
Publisher: Dial Books
My rating: 4/ 5 stars
Stereotypes, sexuality, and destructive rumors collide in this smart YA novel for fans of Sara Zarr’s Story of a Girl, Siobhan Vivian’s The List, and E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school’s production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too. She casts off her old reputation, grows close   with her four rowdy cast-mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage. Even Mr. McFadden, the play’s critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca.

Though “The Essential Five” vow never to date each other, Rebecca can’t help her feelings for Charlie, leaving her both conflicted and lovestruck. But the on and off- stage drama of the cast is eclipsed by a life-altering accusation that threatens to destroy everything…even if some of it is just make believe.

This book was just lovely. Lovely in the way in which it was written and what it was about. Which now that I think about it, is actually quite hard to pin point as one thing. In fact, this book is about a few things thrown into one entertaining and thoughtful story. In a nutshell, the story is about Rebecca Rivers', a 16 year-old junior in high-school, life. But it's also about the people who have been in and out of her life. And because of that, this story has a lot of depth to it, because in between all the drama (which was good drama btw) there were these little snippets of Rebecca's life that gave us an insightful view of her past friends, and just her life in general, and how all of it has led up to how her life currently is. 

Having Rebecca be a "drama geek"or thespian as they called it, was honestly such a cool and interesting aspect of the story. I typically enjoy books in which acting makes up for a huge part of the plot, but I absolutely loved it in this one. For some reason, I felt that the whole prospect of drama and acting was portrayed in a different way that really made me appreciate it. That and how it brought along one of my favorite character's in the story which was Rebecca's drama teacher, Mr. MacFadden. I liked him from the very begging, which *mild spoiler*: was honestly a bit of an issue towards the end. 

With the the drama aspect came all of Rebecca's friends. These all made quite the bunch, but some of them really annoyed me. Especially Charlie, but I can't be too mad because his relationship with Rebecca brought up the topic of sex and just relationship in general, which I found very thought provoking. A character which I had a change of heart about was Mary, Rebecca's sister. I really enjoyed the parts where we got to learn a bit more about her and her story and not too long after starting the book they became some of my favorites. Now, the book wasn't completely made up of very serious topics. It actually got funny at times and that made it all the more enjoyable. 

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Emily Adrian was born in 1989 in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Portland State University, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, where she worked as a receptionist while secretly writing books.
Emily currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their dog named Hank. Like It Never Happened is her debut novel.

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover, and I am most definitely intrigued. Great pick! Have a wonderful day.


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