“Everything is grey.
The concrete floor is littered with ashy dirt and dust. Grime is packed down at the edges of the floor like a grey glue holding the walls and this whole awful place together. My eyes wander upward. Even the fluorescent lights seem to glow get here. I never knew there were so many shades of such an awful colour.”
Rebel bully geek pariah. Not your usual team. But when Sam finds herself in a stolen police car hurtling away from the scene of a crime she realises that her and her associates fit that exact description… The four of them were never destined to be together, much less running away from the law together, but its one way to make friends.
I know, I know… a YA book review, on this site… the one that has become seriously neglected and only occasionaly gets posted to, usually about a picture book that I’ve read my daughter. But today I have finished the YA book that I have been reading in stages since February! WAHEY!!
Anyway, on to the review. I’m trying to read books by authors I know and love because these are the books that will keep my interest over the long periods I will go between getting chance to read them. This is why I picked up Erin Lange’s third book Rebel Bully Geek Pariah. I knew I was in for a treat from the blurb and the fact that Butter and Dead Ends are two of my favourite books from the last few years and I was so intrigued to know what happened, how they got in a car together and what would go down!
It was fast paced and funny, yet at the same time Erin managed to slow it down in the right places and put a couple of deeper sentiments in there. I loved the way the characters slowly build to get to know and care for one another, which is an obvious outcome right from the start but still a god one, and I loved the way that Sam seemed to actually come out of her invisibility clock for a little while.
The way its told makes it extra interesting and there were things I assumed about the setting of Sam and her mama that turned out different to what I expected. I liked their relationship and how far that had obviously come in the time that the stories span from.
The writing is, as usual from this author, amazing and you really get a feeling for the emotion of Sam in particular, I really grew to love her while reading, yet even felt the hate from her bounding out of the pages.
I would have recommended Erin Lange time and time again to anyone before I read this book and definitely after, she’s incredible and I love the way she tackles such a range of topics and really interesting ones too! Check her out guys, seriously!
Rebel Bully Geek Pariah came out in March 2016 by Faber & Faber. My copy was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.To buy the book or for more info please visit: Amazon | Hive | Goodreads | Author website