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Bloomsbury presents Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer, read by Julie Rogers and Christopher Ragland.
New York Times best-selling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong.
When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.
Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle.
When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship....
In her compulsively listenable story-telling, Brigid Kemmerer pens another captivating, heartfelt novel that asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?
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- Kelly C.
I have enjoyed previous Brigid Kemmerer books, but I never fell in love with them. Until now! I went into this one not expecting much and ended up really loving it. This story deals with so many serious issues. Be aware there are triggers for infidelity, suicide, cheating scandals, lost friendships, forgiveness, pregnancy issues, and more. I think some books throw in so many issues that they are lost or just overwhelming within the story. Even with everything that is tackled within this story, I never felt like that. The author did a great job intertwining them all and making them all work together. Overall, I really enjoyed this one!
A Contemporary Robbin Hood retelling
It was an interesting idea, but with a few flaws here and there.
Though the beginning and the ending of the book were fast-paced and interesting, somewhere around the middle the story felt flat and the twists sort of predictable.
Still, I enjoyed this book very much and I can’t wait to read more of Brigid Kemmerer’s novels.
Another good YA novel
Brigid Kemmerer is one of my favourite YA authors. I binge-read her "Elemental" series a couple of years ago and I know that every single novel of hers is gonna be a page turner. "Call It What You Want," like many of the books I am reading in 2021, had been pending on my TBR for a long time. I had a listen to a sample of the audiobook one day and enjoyed the voices of the two narrators so much that I went for this version instead of the ebook. Go for it as well if you're hesitating between both, it was great! "Call It What You Want" deals with many themes: the fine line between what is right and wrong, friendship and loneliness... to name a few. I thought this book was really good, the writing, the sad and the funny parts too... everything except for the ending. It felt a little too abrupt considering the well developed plot and the touching cast of characters. However, I'd still recommend this book to anyone who enjoys beautifully written coming of age stories.