Friday Reads | The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

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This week has brought a mixture of good and bad things. Focusing on the positives, I found out yesterday I got a Distinction grade for my first year of college! I won’t lie, I was completely shocked, but I’m really happy that my hard work (and procrastination haha) paid off.

I also had an awesome delivery yesterday,  – but you might be surprised to find that it wasn’t books, actually. It’s possible I’m working on starting a little bookish business…but I’m not going to share any more details just yet!

Here’s what I’m currently reading:

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane

I’m loving this book at the moment! I’m close to the end, so my review should be up sometime next week!

According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens.

Zander does not fit in—or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There’s her cabinmate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar.

But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.

I recently finished:

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Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver

I published my review of this book a few days ago! Though I had a few issues with it, I did enjoy it!

When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school’s star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she’d overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her?

Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake’s romantic histories with the girl next door and the school’s queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past?

And that’s it for today’s post! What are you currently reading?

Thanks!

– Emma

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