Monday, 27 April 2015

Review: Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen

Title: Life Unaware
Author: Cole Gibsen
Author Info: Website|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: 28th April 2015
Rating: 3 stars

Tell Me About It
Regan Flay has been talking about you.

Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother's "plan" for high school success―cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society—until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she's ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.

Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.

The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend's hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan's going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn't really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she's barely holding it together under her mom's pressure. But the consequences of Regan's fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched...

Especially Regan Flay
My Thoughts
After finishing Life Unaware I am still unsure about what I think about it, but also how to get this review written down. Life Unaware focuses a lot on bullying in school, and one day Regan Flay, who is at the top of the popular ladder, soon finds herself right back down to the bottom. All the hurtful, nasty things she has said about others, about her friends, is all thrown back in her face when her messages with friends are printed out and spread throughout her school. Regan soon finds out what it's like to be the subject of everyone's name calling, abuse, lies, and stares. To have everyone looking at her for the wrong reasons, for being a social pariah

Life Unaware is a good story to show how bullying hurts others, how badly it can scar them, and how far people are willing to go to escape the torture, but I also found it hard to read. For me Life Unaware initially felt childish, I felt like the characters we all concerned about themselves, they were pretentious, and spoilt, and it wasn't until the story got going I could sort of see how these personality traits were essential to make the story work.

Once the story picked up I did find myself interested in seeing how this would all play out and how it would end. Regan did eventually prove herself to me, how she goes about this I wont say, but what she does really opened my eyes to her life, and why she acts the way she does. The path she takes isn't easy, and it's not without it's stumbling blocks, but seeing her perseverance at making sure the truth comes out, was something that made the struggle to read this book worth while. The ending of Life Unaware was a thoughtful, if not strange end, and I really liked how things came around in a full circle but in a positive way.

Final Verdict
Life Unaware was an interesting read, although it was slow to start for me, I did eventually like reading the book.

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