Izzy ONeill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, thats what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off after all, her sex life, her terms but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politicians son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzys never been ashamed of herself before, and shes not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has......
|Title||:||The Exact Opposite of Okay|
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The Exact Opposite of Okay Reviews
5 Words: Friendship, sex, feminism, blame, attraction.
There are not enough stars in the world for this wonderful book.
Before reading, I was pretty excited for this book. I'd caught my first glimpse at YALC, failed in my endeavours begging for a copy, then managed to get it on NetGalley.
As I was reading, I felt all sorts of emotions. I subjected Steph to a lot of them because she'd already read it. This is a book to make you angry, but it is also gloriously written.
After reading, I sat and stared ...more
Not for me
I hate books with dead parents especially when they go on and on about it. Constant references to tragic orphan status got old quickly.
I didn't get the humour at all and found main character to be a bit callous at times.
Moving on to something else and DNFing this.
*Thank you NetGalley and Egmont Publishers for an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
"What do I want to be now? Bold. Fierce. Honest. A fighter. A revolutionary. A bitch. Because the way the world treats teenage girls—as sluts, as objects, as bitches—is not okay. It's the exact opposite of okay"
Izzy O'Neill is a typical high school senior—she has friends, she has a life, she has dreams for her future, and she has sex. Not a big deal, right?
Izzy's "sexploits" are leaked online, pictur ...more
Izzy is a typical high schooler and budding comedian. She goes to parties, drinks beer and makes out with boys – just like every other 18 year old. What’s different in Izzy’s case is that one night, she goes to a party, drinks beer, has sex… and ends up being at the centre of a sex scandal with a politicians’ son and the victim of a horrible slut shaming website.
I was excited for this book the minute I read the synopsis on Goodreads and I am over the moon that I managed to get a copy from Netga ...more
Since it's quite a while until the release date, I'll wait to post my review for a bit!
ALL OF THE STARS
Thank you so much netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review.
"Shame. It’s a peculiar beast, especially when it happens in public. It leaves you powerless. It strips you of everything you thought you knew about yourself, forces you to examine the very core of your being."
Where to even begin with this book?! This is one of those where I would honestly want anyone and everyone to read it. It has so many topics that can start a conversation, all of the topics ar ...more
Hier wordt mijn feministische hart blij van.
This had a ton of great feminist vibes and messages, and I enjoyed it overall, but the second half of the novel was definitely the strongest. It took a little while for me to get into the writing at the beginning (in the style of diary-entry type blog posts, with some extra edited asides from Izzy), but my main problem was that the humour didn't always translate well on the page.
Books like this that rely a lot on humour can be pretty hit and miss for me, because telling jokes verbally ...more