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Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Punk 57Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I decided to revisit some favorite audiobooks, and I came back for a second listen to this one, as I remembered being captivated by it. However, I didn’t really remember much about the storyline, so it seemed like it was time to read it again.

Also, I confess I came back primarily for the second half of Chapter 11. Because wow. That truck scene.

I am glad I read this again. Penelope Douglas is a wizard at writing intensely emotional stories, with solid character development and good pacing.

Wow. This surprised me on so many levels. I love the storyline, and all of the conflict. I also love all the beautiful words and thoughts that are sprinkled throughout. Plus, it’s heated and the drama is fueled by years worth of emotion.

I think this is the ultimate reversal on the enemies to friends trope, and sparks fly everywhere as these two knock heads. Also, there’s so much character growth, which is fun to watch.

Character-wise, this would be a YA romance. Graphic content-wise, it leans hard towards an adult, or new adult audience. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I would have definitely read this in high school, but my mother always let me read whatever I wanted, from birth on. A more fearful parent of a teen might stroke out if they realized their teen had read this story, so if you’re a teen with a more challenging, judgmental, controlling, and/or very conservative parent, be sure to respect your parent and read this book as far away from your house as is possible. 😉

Book 276 read in 2018

Pages: 343

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