Author: Katie Pierson
Publication: June 5th 2015, Wise Ink
Format: e-ARC, 264 pages
Source: Netgalley (Thanks to the publisher!)
College is not in the cards for Seth. He spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS they both know will kill her. It’s agony to carry around a frayed love note for a girl who’s both out of his league and beneath his dignity.
Quinn’s finishing high school on top. But that cynical, liberal guy in her social studies class makes her doubt her old assumptions. Challenging the rules now, though, would a) squander her last summer at home, b) antagonize her conservative dad, and c) make her a hypocrite.
Seth and Quinn’s passionate new romance takes them both by surprise. They keep it a secret: it’s too early to make plans and too late not to care. But it’s 1989. As politics suddenly get personal, they find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs—and each other—in the clear light of day.
I really wanted to finish this book, with all of my heart, but it just got too complicated and I dunno, threw me off almost immediately. I think what made me like it, first and foremost was the talk on American politics, but it was also the reason why I didn't continue it. I'm quite curious about how politics was, especially how it worked in other countries. And in this sense, it was also set in 1989, a time I wasn't even born into, and Taylor Swift was probably still trying to get out of her Mom.
I actually loved the concept of the Romeo and Juliet-esque style of it all, but with politics, but it seemed too much of a whirlwind for me. And it also didn't help I was going through a tough time, so I just had to put this book down, I'm afraid.
If given the time I ever find myself craving this book again when I'm older, I think I'll be more interested in it. But if you think you'd love it, then I would still gladly suggest it. It's not really bad, you just really have to be into both politics and how opposite views can change everything.
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I freelance for local non-profits, using my background in public policy and grassroots organizing to overthrow the patriarchy one introverted step at a time. When I'm not writing fiction, I return library books, make soup, and try to be cooler than I really am by hip-hopping at the YMCA. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in American History from the University of Pennsylvania (where I dabbled briefly in being a College Republican) and a Master’s in American History from the University of Minnesota. I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and now live with my partner and two daughters in a suburb of Minneapolis. I'm a member of SCBWI, MNSCBWI and the Authors Guild.