The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on June 6, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Pages: 336 pages
Source: Book Con
I would give this book 5 for a review
Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that’s part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and utterly captivating.
Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral.
Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie’s summer changes for the better when she’s introduced to other “hometown heroes.” These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying “no good deed goes unpunished.” Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships–and anonymity–intact?
This rich and thought-provoking novel takes on timely issues and timeless experiences with a winning combination of romance, humor, and wisdom.
I really loved this book. This book had the prefect balance of friendship and romance and I really loved all the main characters and how they spent the summer not only helping others but learning to be friends. I thought all the go deeds they did just made me smile. The drug plot on was scary true and very hard hitting but could see it happening in real life. I loved the focus on getting new friends but also moving away from old ones. I thought Sadi path was unique and overall really captured my attention. The book was the prefect summer read and wonder if we will ever see these characters again cause they were so fun to read about.
If you are a fan of The night we Said yes or The Unexpected Everything I think you would love this book!