(Not Quite) The Same Old Song / No Spoilers!

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What I Liked:

  • I liked how there was a focus on being poor, which is a topic I don’t reguarly see in young adult
  • Sex was portrayed as a positive, fun experiance and safe sex was encouraged
  • I liked how tough Darcy was and how she won’t let herself be walked over, and I also liked how she cared for her family and did anything to help them
  • She had body confidence issues, which is a very real problem in teenagers
  • The line “I let out a breath I did know I was holding”
  • The music, I am a big fan of music even if my taste in music is fairly limited (and probably quite bad to most peoples’ standards)

What I Didn’t Like:

  • I just wasn’t into Grey’s and Darcy’s relationship at all, I didn’t care whether they got together or not
  • I didn’t like the way Darcy talked about Quinn – I understand she has her own feelings against him for her own reasons, but that wasn’t an excuse to talk about other drug users the way she did, they face enough stigma as it is
  • There was next to no diversity – I was hoping Darcy was actually fat like she said, but she wasn’t, she was slighty curvy but insecure about it
  • It really wasn’t my kind of book, I was nothing like anyone in this entire thing – so very neurotypical and white and straight and cis

Overall

It was an enjoyable read and not something I would discourage anyone from reading, and I don’t regret reading it, but there are several things that could have been improved on and I think it would have really improved my overall feel of the book.

I recieved this as an eBook from NetGalley in exchange for feedback

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