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2023 Book Review: No, You’re Crazy

by Jeff Beamish

YA Contemporary, 2023 by Roundfire Books, 385 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Content Warning: Statutory rape, sexual content in general, drug use.
  • There are moments where this feels confusing. I believe it’s intentional, as a way to highlight that one of our POV characters is suffering, but it’s still off-putting to try and get through at times. 
  • I really, really dislike Mike. That’s difficult since he’s a POV character. He makes a lot of choices that are inconsistent with what you think you know of his character. I found it hard to connect to him. 

What I Did Like:

  • Solid opening chapter. Instantly you want the backstory and you have questions you want answered. It definitely captures your interest and keeps you reading.  
  • Ashlee is a good character. She is creative and logical in her way. Immediately you want good things for her. 
  • The ending works. There are satisfying conclusions made and things come together well.

Who Should Read This One:

  • Fans of contemporary stories that explore darker themes. 

My Rating: 3 Stars

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