I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Fall Out Girl by L. DuarteFall Out Girl by L. Duarte
Published by Self Published on March 2015
Pages: 224
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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Imagine a social outcast: Me. (Luna)

Imagine a popular boy: Him. (Caleb)

Sound like the characters of a cliché story, right? Here, hold my hand. Come away with me. I’ll tell you my story, and you’ll decide.

But I have a warning: Proceed at your own risk. Since it’s a snippet of my life, I’m one of the main characters. And to put it lightly, I’m not the most likable person in the world, cue the earned label. Also, unlike fairy tales, my story is real with a dash of sorrow and loss.

How do I start? Once upon a time…? Shoot me now, please.

The beginning? No, too boring.

Well, let’s start with the catalytic moment that set in motion a chain of events that changed my life, yet again.

As for a happily ever after? Sorry, no spoilers here. You’re going to have to figure that one out on your own. After you read my tale, it becomes yours, and as such, you’re entitled to your interpretation.

So, off we go!

Fasten your seat belts. This ride may get bumpy.

REVIEW:

Wow! I finished reading Fall Out Girl late yesterday afternoon and I’m still reeling. I experienced so many feels while reading this story. I had read the synopsis on Goodreads one day a few weeks ago and added it to my tbr list. Last week I was contacted by the author and offered an ARC for an honest review. I accepted and thought I’d get to it in a couple weeks. I’m really swamped right now. Here’s the thing though. It kept calling to me. After a few days I decided I’d read it next after I finished my current read.  Once I got started reading I was hooked. I fell in love with this story and its characters. Every time I had to put it down I’d feel sad. I didn’t want to. I wanted to continue reading and stay immersed inside Luna’s world. That’s how captivated I was with the story.

Even though the majority of this book takes place in a high school setting, there is sex within the pages of this one. I’d categorize it as a mature young adult that morphs into a new adult towards the very end. The sex is comparable to adult mainstream. Maybe a little more steamy. There are a few scenes. Not a lot though. What’s there is well written and fit perfectly within the story.

Fall Out Girl contains some quotes I really liked. The to-do list Luna’s father left her was amazing to read. You could tell that he was an amazing man and that he loved her fiercely. It sucked that she had to suffer such a loss in her young age.

Overall, I loved this book so much. I can honestly say without a doubt that it’s one of my favorites reads of this year. I highly recommend it. The unique storyline, amazing writing, and deeply flawed characters are sure to tug at your heartstrings. I can count at least four times I had to leave the room so I could cry in private. I didn’t want my family to think I was nuts. Lol Fall Out Girl really touched my heart and I hope you’ll give it a shot.

5 AMAZING STARS!

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About L. Duarte

I have found that there is only one thing better than reading, and that is writing. I am always torn between the two. I am also frequently torn between chocolate and coffee. However, I emphatically do not like the month of February, lies, and flies. For me, bravery is defined by the courage to do what we fear the most. This conviction is reflected in my debut work of romantic fiction, Chasing Stars. I live in Connecticut with my husband and two children. Drop a few lines. I would love to hear from you.