Pop-Up Blog Tour: I Like You Like This by Heather Cumiskey (Chrissy’s review)

I Like You Like This
written by Heather Cumiskey
published by She Writes Press, 2017

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book? 
I really did. I finished this book in two days. I would have finished it in one day, but I didn’t have the opportunity to binge read it.

Anyway, back to the book. This story moved. I felt for Hannah. Her father was unkind to her, her mother was an addict, and her little sister really knew how to play the favorite. I liked that she seemed like your average teen . . . bad complexion, out of control hair, and not in the popular crowd. I totally understood why she went for the drug dealer, the bad boy. She wanted to fit in, and she wanted to be wanted. I also liked that it wasn’t text messages, social media, cell phones, etc. The book takes place in 1984, which made it a nice change of pace for this reader.

I Like You Like This isn’t a happy-go-lucky book. It isn’t a happily ever after book. It’s heartbreaking. It’s disturbing. It’s a bit horrifying. But it is a story that will grab you and make you finish it.

Would I recommend it? Yes, if you like YA contemporary. This is a quick, engrossing read.

 

Chrissy

About the book – from Goodreads: 
In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed: She has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that weren’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her.
Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls–an ill-fated effort, except that it gets her the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be her school’s resident drug dealer. Suddenly, Hannah’s life takes an unexpected detour into Deacon’s dangerous and seductive world–but when her relationship and family unravel around her, she is forced to reexamine what she believes about herself and the people she trusts the most.

**Disclaimer: this book includes material that could be sensitive to some, including drugs/alcohol, emotional abuse, explicit language and sexual content.

 

 

Happy 2

 

Comments

  1. Great review. I also love ordinary heroines that we can relate too. Glad that you enjoyed it. Sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing. 😁❤️

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