DNF: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

DNF: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole CozzoHow to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo
Published by Macmillan, Swoon Reads on August 4th 2015
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 240

Words are strong. Love is stronger.

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they're related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can't shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.

Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?

Rating: DNF (for personal reasons not relating to the book)

The reason I didn’t finish this one is completely personal. This novel starts with the main character going to school. She describes how stressful her school is and how “palpable” the stress is coming off her friend. While How to Say I Love You Out Loud sounds like a cute story, I couldn’t handle reading a book about school in the middle of summer. It’s a very dumb reason (I know it is) so this review is plainly one of my own feelings. I’ll probably go back to the book once I feel better about it. I’m weird, I know.


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Shelly Z is a reader, writer and blogger. She works for Adventures in YA Publishing, a 101 best site for writers selected by Writer’s Digest, and is a blogger at Read.Sleep.Repeat. She rants as much as she reads. You can find her on twitter at @shellysrambles.

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