Monday, January 18, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Are You Still There

Are You Still ThereAre You Still There by Sarah Lynn Scheerger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

“This is not a drill, Am I going to die?!”

Gabi is hiding in the school bathroom, there is a bomb threat at her school and this is not a drill……. This is how the book starts off… GRABS your attention in the first couple of paragraphs…. BLOWS your mind…..

Than…..

BORING……..

But like most books….Gets better in the middle…. Thank god…. Right when I was going to give up hope and throw in the towel… BAM….. Book gets good again….

Glad I did not stop reading it because I would have been kicking myself in the butt later!! BOY OH BOY that ending…. That alone should make you want to read this book…. But no spoilers!

The book switches between Gabi’s story and the “strangers manifesto”

Gabi is a pretty perfect girl, she eats the super healthy food that her OCD mom makes for her, follows all the rules, in every AP class…etc.. you know those types of girls…

After that incident, the school initiates a crisis helpline for the students and Gabi is recruited to be part of it. Along with a hispanic male named Miguel and several other kids from the school's cliques. Such as Garth the jock, a party girl, etc. Is it to give the kids help when they call? Well no. The kids aren't trained to to that. They are only there to direct the callers to other hotlines .Her experience in the helpline opened her eyes in the reality of what's going on around her school and how she tends to overlook everything.

Then, the bomber starts calling and threatens that there will be another attack.
Throw in some romance and some im going to kill myself drama the book starts to get REAL

Great topics discussed and brought up….

Overall great book… stick with it you will not be disappointed!!!


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