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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

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Clean - Amy Reed Thanks to Galley Grab for the ARC of this novel. Here is my honest review:

I really enjoyed this rehab tale. It wasn't anything like what I was expecting, and I appreciated that. I love how Amy Reed dances around ideas, doesn't say things directly, but still makes sure the reader knows what she's talking about. There are a few instances with Christopher where this really shines. Even with Jason and Kelly as well. Certain words don't need to be spoken for the reader to understand what's really happening.

All the characters were so different from each other, and it was great to see them grow. By the end you really are pulling for these teens. Each of their stories is unique to each other, but I'm positive that some teens can definitely relate to them. Some sound like they used to be normal teenagers, and somewhere things went wrong. Some had problems with death, family, and friends, and those are common issues. But their paths took a wrong turn somewhere, and it can happen. Maybe a teen reading this will realize it's not too late for help.

Amy Reed wrote a fantastic novel that you should definitely check out. It's a dark yet inspirational story for teenagers these days. Very well done.