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Title : A Better Bad Idea
Author : Laurie Devore
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Publisher : Imprint
Pub Date : TOMORROW March 16th, 2021
Pages : 352
Laurie Devore’s new YA novel is a searing look at a forgotten girl who has no good choices left, but one better bad idea…
Evelyn Peters is desperate. Desperate for a way out of McNair Falls, the dying southern town that’s held her captive since the day she was born. Desperate to protect her little sister from her mother’s terrifying and abusive boyfriend. And desperate to connect with anyone, even fallen golden boy Ashton Harper, longtime boyfriend of the girl Evelyn can never stop thinking about ― beautiful, volatile, tragically dead Reid Brewer.
Until a single night sends Evelyn and Ashton on a collision course that starts something neither of them can stop. With one struck match, their whole world goes up in flames. The only thing left to do is run―but leaving McNair Falls isn’t as easy as just putting distance between here and there and some secrets refuse to stay left behind.
A reckoning is coming… and not everyone is getting out alive.
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Recently I’ve seen a lot of chatter about “unlikeable” protagonists, and I don’t know about you, but sometimes the characters that you’re MADE to dislike are my favorites because they add so much to the story.
This character driven title was the perfect read for going in clueless (my favorite way to read!) and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I read this one & how much I enjoyed Devore’s writing style. The dual POV with two different characters, one present day & one past, I was immediately hooked into this story. It was my first book by this author, and I’ll be sure to pick up others in the future!
While it may have quite a few trigger warnings from violence, to sexual assault, to domestic problems & toxic relationships – this story handles all of these situations within a small town in a way that makes you relate to the characters and hope that they claw their way out of their desperation for something MORE. While this is not a part of my own story, I enjoyed the well thought out characters and how the author chose for her characters to react and, keep the title moving.
I don’t want to ruin anything with more details, but this was a book I was glad I had the chance to read.
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About the Author:
Laurie Devore was born and raised in small town South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. After four years in the balmy Midwest, she returned to her home in the south, where she now lives and works in Charleston. In her spare time, she reluctantly runs marathons, watches too much TV, and works a “y’all” into every conversation. She is the author of Winner Take All and How to Break a Boy.