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A Really Awesome Mess - Trish Cook, Brendan Halpin
A Really Awesome Mess
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A hint of Recovery Road, a sample of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and a cut of Juno. A Really Awesome Mess is a laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching/heart-warming story of two teenagers struggling to find love and themselves. Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland... show more
A hint of Recovery Road, a sample of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and a cut of Juno. A Really Awesome Mess is a laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching/heart-warming story of two teenagers struggling to find love and themselves. Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland Academy. Justin was just having fun, but when his dad walked in on him with a girl in a very compromising position, Justin's summer took a quick turn for the worse. His parents' divorce put Justin on rocky mental ground, and after a handful of Tylenol lands him in the hospital, he has really hit rock bottom. Emmy never felt like part of her family. She was adopted from China. Her parents and sister tower over her and look like they came out of a Ralph Lauren catalog-- and Emmy definitely doesn't. After a scandalous photo of Emmy leads to vicious rumors around school, she threatens the boy who started it all on Facebook.  Justin and Emmy arrive at Heartland Academy, a reform school that will force them to deal with their issues, damaged souls with little patience for authority. But along the way they will find a ragtag group of teens who are just as broken, stubborn, and full of sarcasm as themselves. In the end, they might even call each other friends. A funny, sad, and remarkable story, A Really Awesome Mess is a journey of friendship and self-discovery that teen readers will surely sign up for.Releases simultaneously in electronic book format (ISBN 978-1-60684-364-2)
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781606843642 (1606843648)
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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R-r-read
R-r-read rated it
0.0 A Really Awesome Mess
I have been trying to force myself to read this for a while now, but every time I sat down to try to read it, it felt like a chore--I wasn't enjoying myself at all. My main issue is the main character, Emmy. I find her ungrateful, annoying, and arrogant (at least in the small part I read). Every ...
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isamlq rated it
Emmy and Justin have issues ~ as does everyone else around them. They tell their stories in a straight out manner, leaving little to be asked. By the end of the book I liked them for the way they had with each other… and their snark (even if I was wondering over some aspects.)It’s a funny book despi...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
E-galley received from Netgalley for review."What kind of a mess thinks being in a therapy school is better than actually living?""A really awesome mess".Heartland Academy is a therapy school for problematic teenagers. Justin is sent there after his parents divorce and his depression prompted him to...
Books and Things
Books and Things rated it
4.0 A Really Awesome Mess
I'm not someone who loves issue books. I do like that they are out there and feel that their presence is important especially to teens. Although I knew this would have some issues I didn't think I would mind it as much. I was right.I have to admit that at the beginning I did not like the book. Emmy ...
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The YA Book Blog! rated it
Full review also posted here on TotalTeenFictionDisclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was available to read now on NetGalley and when I saw the plot summary, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. A Really Awesome Mess ...
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