Love, Heather ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love, Heather

Love, Heather by Laurie Petrou

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!

Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I am a bit blown away but probably shouldn’t be. In some ways you could see the ending to this coming a mile away and in others it was completely unexpected. I was actually pretty much bawling by the end of the book. But I really liked it also because of that. It definitely made me think and feel.

The book is about a girl named Stevie, who, over the course of a year gets bullied by the popular kids in school after her and her best friend start hanging out with them for a while. Though they like her friend better and she does something that makes one of them mad which gets her on the outs with them and makes her a target. She then meets a new girl who, like her, has a love of old movies. They decide to get back at some of the bullies by pulling pranks and leaving them signed “Love, Heather” in regards the movie Heathers from the 90’s where two kids get back at all the popular kids by killing them off.

Soon other bullied kids are pulling “Love, Heather” pranks and things begin to get out of hand at the school. There are a lot of side characters and most of the story revolves around things that go on In Stevie’s life and how everyone reacts to her. The thing about the book and these high school bully situations is that we all really like to see the bullies get their due. Because in real life we have all seen bullying and really the bullies almost never get their due, or at least as far as we can see (we can only hope for karmic retribution at some point in their future).

That is why movies like Heather’s are so popular and why the pranks take on a life of their own. But in the book as in life, the bullies don’t ever just take things lying down. You always hear about standing up to a bully and they will back down, but really, chances are if you do in real life, you will be the one that ends up with a black eye.

It all comes to a head and like I said, it is expected but unexpected and overall it was really worth reading. It wasn’t like anything I have read before and it did surprise me in the end. I know that is a bit wishy washy, but I really don’t want to give away too much. But I really did like it and it held my interest throughout the entire book.


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