Fall Out Girl by: L.Duarte ARC review

March 22, 2015

Fall Out Girl

Rating: 5/5
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: 3/2015

Synopsis:(from Goodreads)

Imagine a social outcast: Me. (Luna)

Imagine a popular boy: Him. (Caleb)

Sound like the characters of a cliché story, right? Here, hold my hand. Come away with me. I’ll tell you my story, and you’ll decide.

But I have a warning: Proceed at your own risk. Since it’s a snippet of my life, I’m one of the main characters. And to put it lightly, I’m not the most likable person in the world, cue the earned label. Also, unlike fairy tales, my story is real with a dash of sorrow and loss. 

How do I start? Once upon a time…? Shoot me now, please. 

The beginning? No, too boring.

Well, let’s start with the catalytic moment that set in motion a chain of events that changed my life, yet again.

As for a happily ever after? Sorry, no spoilers here. You’re going to have to figure that one out on your own. After you read my tale, it becomes yours, and as such, you’re entitled to your interpretation.

So, off we go! 

Fasten your seat belts. This ride may get bumpy.

    So obviously the cover drew me in because, let's be honest, it's absolutely stunning.
Then I read the synopsis and I had to know what happens because it is on the more vague side.
With that being said, once I actually started this book I was very surprised. Who could have known Luna and her cousin were drug dealers and they were in a crap situation. Yep, not me....
Though I was kind of shocked at the situation Luna was in, I absolutely adored this book! 
The situation was handled in such a realistic way that I really felt strongly for all of the characters...well, most of the characters.
The events that took place over the course of this story made me stop and think about life...Yes, yes they did. This situation was realistic and it does happen in real life. Maybe not the characters or any specific event but the abusive households and drug dealing part. That alone made the story extremely emotional and believable.
My thoughts on Luna: For the first few parts of the book I didn't like Luna (and I don't think I was supposed to) She pushed everybody away and I just wanted to scream at her: "MAKE A FRIEND!!!" Besides Jake of course... When Caleb came into the picture I started to like her more because she started to let her defensive barrier down so she wasn't always rude and horrible. 
Anyways....As the story progressed I got to see more of her true self and her backstory. 
All in all, I really ended up liking her towards the very end because she let a lot of her anger go and she let herself start fresh like she deserved to.
My thoughts on Caleb: I felt like I was on a roller coaster with Caleb. 
I loved him, hated him, then loved him again.
 I couldn't help but love Caleb when we first meet him. He's just so upfront and isn't scared of Luna, though she is intimidating. He almost reminded me of Levi from Fangirl (except in a more adult situation) But then I thought that something has to go wrong with him because he's just too perfect to be in this situation.....And something did go wrong. Even though I was expecting it I almost started crying because I felt bad for Luna.
After the storm there was a rainbow...if you know what I mean :)
Caleb redeemed himself as a character and I couldn't have been happier.
My feelings at the end: I was hysterical because the feels hit me hard...really hard.
After everything this story took me through I thought the ending was perfect and beautiful. It couldn't have been done better. :)

Quote I noticed:
  "The tricky thing about fear is: it wears a different mask everyday."

       Final thoughts: READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!

Thank You to L. Duarte for providing me with an ARC. Nothing I could say in a review could possibly sum up all the feelings I felt while reading. :)

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  1. Thank you for the honest review. I'm so glad you enjoyed. You certainly captured the essence of the book.


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