OMG, Kody has done it again!
It surprises me in no way whatsoever that this was a 5 star book. Keplinger is one of my favourite authors and her books are guilty pleasures of mine.
Yes, they're a bit cliché. Yes, they're a bit stereotypical. Yes, they can be a tad bit predictable.
But they are so damn good! They are quirky, funny and quick to read.
A Midsummer's Nightmare is the third book in the Hamilton High series but you can read the series in any order so it doesn't really matter.
Kody Keplinger's books- and I cannot stress this enough- are so much more than cheesy, high school books. They have so many untouched, fragile and relatable subjects dealt with Eg. divorce, cyber-bullying, stereotypes, alcoholism, sexuality and so much more!
Do not, I repeat, do not be put off by the covers (although this is probably the best one).
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Kody Keplinger knows exactly how to write a funny, witty and mind-boggling book. Every single story of hers just instantly grips me in and I love them too much for words.
Yes, they're pretty predictable but deliciously so!
Whitley was a good protagonist, though she wasn't someone I really related to or would be friends with in real life. I like how Kody doesn't try so hard to make her characters likable. They have flaws, they make mistakes and I think it makes the whole story more realistic and relatable.
Nathan was a sweetheart and while a small part of me whispered that he was too good for Whit, they made a cute pairing.
And I just have to talk about Harrison! Harrison is often mentioned in The DUFF but we never actually meet him! And let me just say, he was way more awesome than I was expecting! He was fun, loyal and I just wish he was my best friend!!!!
We also got to see a very brief encounter with Bianca and Wesley!!!! Oh, my God, the feels! Bianca is probably one of my favourite protagonists because she is so like me! She's witty, cynical and I loved seeing her in this! Bianca was sassy as always and it made so so so happy!
I admire how smoothly Kody deals with serious issues within her books. She lightly brushed on sexual abuse, alcoholism and family issues. I think it's so important that writers touch upon these subjects in literature and Kody does it flawlessly.
With every Kody Keplinger book, a song comes to mind that I identify with each book. For this story Meghan Trainor's 'Walkashame' instantly played in my head. In my mind, this song embodies this story. Agree? Disagree?
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