Author: Katie Pierson
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Genre: Young Adult
This was a delightful romance story that had the added twist of politics that spiced it up. Seth and Quinn come from drastically different backgrounds. Seth is an avid Democrat and Quinn is an avid Conservative Republican. When they meet heads but and sparks fly. I loved the writing style the author has, and she had good character development, but at times the dialogue did feel forced. I was happy to see that we have YA books that are available that focus on how young people can make a difference in this world and the importance of activism. It is important for teens to know that you can disagree about topics in a respectful manner if you are open minded and you might actually learn something about the other side that helps you understand why they are so passionate about their morals, beliefs and values.
I felt the disconnect that came was from the author trying to tackle way too many hot buttons issues in this book. Everything from suicide, religion, abortion, healthcare, and Multiple Sclerosis, to masturbation and SEX! Which really upset me since this is suppose to be a YA novel.
I understand that teens do this, but I did not find it appropriate for a YA novel. I do understand that life is messy. Problems do not come in a pretty package with a bow tied around them one at a time. I see that the author was making her attempt at creating real life issues that multiply and impact not just one person, but ripple out.
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