Title: The Unlikelies
Author: Carrie Firestone
Published: 06 June 2017 | Little, Brown and Company
Date Read: 31 May 2017
Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that’s part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and utterly captivating.
Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. But things take an unexpected turn when she steps in to help rescue a baby in distress and a video of her good deed goes viral.
Suddenly internet-famous, Sadie’s summer changes for the better when she’s introduced to other “hometown heroes.” These five very different teens form an unlikely alliance to secretly right local wrongs, but when they try to help a heroin-using friend, they get in over their heads and discover that there might be truth in the saying “no good deed goes unpunished.” Can Sadie and her new friends make it through the summer with their friendships–and anonymity–intact?
This rich and thought-provoking novel takes on timely issues and timeless experiences with a winning combination of romance, humor, and wisdom.
*ARC kindly provided by Little, Brown and Company for review*
What really caught my attention before reading The Unlikelies was its blurb mentioning it’s part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. I loved The Breakfast and I will surely not miss the chance to read a YA Story with a bit of The Breakfast club in it.
The Unlikelies was a quick and easy summer read letting us see the there’s still a bit of goodness left in the Internet. The whole storyline was unique and catchy however, the drama felt a bit unbelievable. The characters were just okay as well. I did enjoy their whole journey in standing up to online bashers and/or trolls up until they end up on bend with actual bad guys IRL. The story handled the sensitive subject of addiction and drugs with care.
Overall, it was indeed a quick read for me.