The CHB Read & Review Club
is a chance for high school and middle school students who enjoy reading to share the joy of reading with others through reviewing and recommending books. As a bookshop, we often receive special review copies of books in advance of their release dates so that we can review them. However, since we can only read so many books and we value the thoughts and opinions of other readers, CHB is recruiting high school and middle school students who would like to read and review advance reader copies (or arcs) of middle grade and young adult books that we receive, and we'll be posting their reviews on the Read & Review Club Blog
Rebecca R. (15) is a Read & Review Club member, and she has written a review of the new novel by Alison Cherry called For Real
! Check out what she has to say about the book:
In Alison Cherry’s new novel, For Real
, she presents readers with real life situations and struggles. The characters face the difficult question: whom can I trust? When Miranda finds her boyfriend cheating on her, Claire, her sister, is there to help her find a way to get back at him. Claire, a shy, awkward, pop culture nerd, decides Miranda, a cool, outgoing partygoer, needs to go on a reality TV show, and Claire finds herself there too. Once they are put in the television show they are quick to make alliances, but are soon forced to decide if the friends they are making are true. The book is full of plot twists and is aimed at teenagers. It teaches about love and how important family is through everything. It also teaches that not everyone is just like they seem on the outside. I thought the book was amazing and a definite page-turner; the characters and plot were well introduced. The plot has so many twists and turns that there will almost never be a point where you are ready to put the book down. I absolutely loved the book and I hope others do too!