The Queen’s Book Talk # 40 : A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

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Hardcover, 291 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Poppy
ISBN0316084220 
(ISBN13: 9780316084222)

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Whitley Johnson’s dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She’s just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée’s son? Whitley’s one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin’ great.

Worse, she totally doesn’t fit in with her dad’s perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn’t even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she’s ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn’t “do” friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn’t her stepbrother…at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger’s most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about. 

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If you have been following me in Instagram or here for a while, you would probably know how much I love The Duff by Kody Keplinger so my expectations for this book was quite high. Please note that I was extremely stressed when I was reading this book and provided quite a distraction from my current state of distress.

Whitley and Nathan’s story is one big ball of cliche but I liked it enough that it only took me roughly 3 hours to finish it. It tackles family issues and self awareness. It will make you realize that maybe sometimes things just need to be talked about so all will be well. Never ever assume that you know  everything. Highly recommended for people going through a rough patch with their parents and also themselves.

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Giving 4 Royal Stars just because it entertained me when I’m pissed as hell to the world.

That’s it you guys! Thanks for reading! 😘

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