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Mini Review: Fat Boy vs The Cheerleaders (Geoff Herbach)

The Deets:

Audience: YA
Publisher: May 6th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781402291418
Genre: contemporary
Source: eARC from NetGalley


It's geeks versus jocks in an epic battle of the beverages!

From "one of the most real, honest, and still funny male voices to come around in a while" (YALSA) comes a brand-new cast of quirky characters, pitting fat boy Gabe against the high school cheerleading team in a battle over control of the school's soda machine.

The war is ON! Never have the stakes been so high. Never have the trenches been so deep. Never has one soda vending machine been so vital. When the high school cheerleading team takes over the machine's funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Something must be done. 




It is so hard to find books that boys would want to read. Geoff Herbach did a great job of finding that male voice that will speak to many readers when he wrote Gabe.

Gabe was very entertaining. …

Mini Review: Undone (Cat Clarke)

The Deets: 

Audience: YA
Pages: 502
Publisher: January 31st 2013 by Quercus (first published December 20th 2012)
ISBN: 9781780870458
Genre: contemporary
Source: eARC from NetGalley



Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she's learning to live with it.

Then the unspeakable happens. Kai is outed online ... and he kills himself.

Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back. But she wants to know who was responsible. And she wants to take them down.

A searing story of love, revenge and betrayal from a bestselling author.






Some books haunt you long after you finish reading them, and Undone is one of those books. When I finished the final page I didn't know what I felt. Anger. Anguish. Everything in between. Such a powerful and tragic ending. 

I had mixed feelings about this book as I read it, but I think my overall impression is that I liked it. It's one of those books that lingers. I had some issues with Jem's i…