s y n o p s y s :
Picture this: You wake up in the middle of the night, swamped in your star wars covers and completely and utterly groggy to the extent that you look like something from the Monsters Inc. movie. You hear a sound, so you sit up and turn your lamp on, and that’s when you see it. Your new neighbour, clambering halfway through your windowsill (Still managing to look like some sort of a Greek god, may I add) holding your MICKEY MOUSE BRA. What do you do?
Well, you scream obviously. Then what?
Why, you get revenge of course.
T h o u g h t s:
I’m not sure why, but Lately I’ve been reading less and less young adults; part of me thinks it might just be something natural: I’m on the wrong side of 25 and the protagonists lives and problems seems so easily solved and distant to me… I haven’t been at school for what, eight years? And I haven’t lived at home for three. I’m caught up in a hell-like circle called Adulting and I’ve learned how important certain types of relationships are. I know now how certain things are fickle and school is nothing more than a small pond. I’m not saying YA thematics are not important— they are if you are living them, they seems insurmountable because that’s your whole word, but growing up you just move on and Part of me feels like that age is a transitory one and, as such, you should let it pass and go. However, there is this other part of me (the one that hasn’t had the best school experience, that has been bullied and never had many friends) still – and I’m afraid always will – yearn to get lost in a world where the teenage outcast can bundle up and fight any obstacles that may come their way. Unfortunately for that mini me, the YA books that I tend to find around are a bunch of tropes wrapped up in insta-love without any basis or reason to be, where the girl is a useless damsell in distress who is plain as hell but also incredible at everything but wipe her own nose. They feel like they have been written with the sole purpose to appeal to hormones not people, and in time that kind of made that hopeful part of me to stop feeling the pull for Young Adults.
I found A bad boy stole my bra by chance and OH BOY WAS I LUCKY! The story seemed intriguing, like 10+ for that synopsis, the cover sleek and bright that didn’t make me feel ashamed to walk around with it and I generally had a good feeling about it. Then I read the book — oh, that book! I pulled an all-nighter, I read it all in one setting and then I went back and read through it again. because I couldn’t believe how refreshing it was! Maybe I’m bad at finding good YA but this was a sight for sore eyes! The writing is amazing, the tropes nonexistent, the characters are flawed but can keep up and deal with their own problems, and most of all THEY COMUNICATE! The other reason why loved this book was the utter sense of non anxiety that I kept feeling though out it! They author is not leaning on overused tricks just to pump the reader up because she doesn’t need to! Her writing is good, her story is solid, and this – in my opinion- is what differs a good book from a random chick lit ( no offense). There was no meet/BOOM LOVE/that’s-it-all-yours-now, no fight against random attraction just for the sake of me writing a book on it. No, there is friendships, healthy friendships, supportive friendships, there is family, there is close to no weird misunderstanding and most of all, there is communication, and I cried tiers of pure joy. communication is keys guys! If the books we read will show us more healthy relationship in friendship and love we will not grow up and fall in the trap of abusive relationship mistaking them for love! This book was all I really wanted it to be and some more, it’s a book that I will happily re read and It’s a book I would recommend and a book I would want my teen brother to read so that he can take example.
This amazing book will be out on the 12th of July, so what are you waiting for? Pre-order, camp outside the book shop, but get your hands on this book and get lost into it! Enjoy a few hours of real life brought by you from Lauren Price, you won’t regret it!
4 / 5 ★ would read again.