Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book Review: Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 320
Series/Standalone: Stand alone
Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken 

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school. 

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember. 

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

Sometimes you have to let go of things to become the person you were meant to be.
Is that cliche enough for you? I kinda thought so. I feel it pretty much sums up the story. Don't take away what I'm saying as the story wasn't any good because I enjoyed it. I think that with the plot to the story being as it is--- Dave and Julia finding their never list  (or cliches of high school) and wanting to mark each one off in their senior year it hit point blank. Although, I'm ten years past high school. -sigh- I can remember it having much of the same cliches. What I'm saying is this is how the story is suppose to be.

It takes place throughout Dave and Julia's Senior year

I loved the characters. Each and every one of them had their own identifiable personalities. There were times when I really felt like shaking David and telling him to just snap the hell out of it, but that wouldn't be him.

I'm on the fence on how I feel about the ending. I wanted these characters to end up with who I wanted, but in the end it's about what could make the characters happy. :(

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