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Book Review: Never Always Sometimes

Title: Never Always Sometimes
Author: Adi Alsaid
Genre: YA romance/ realistic fiction
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Reviewer: Em

"NEVER date your best friend. ALWAYS be original. SOMETIMES rules are meant to be broken."

The prologue of this book, (and I love prologues!), starts when Dave and Julia, the two main characters in the book, are about to start high school the next day. They make a Never List, so that they will not become high school clichés. In the first chapter, it is March senior year, and they decide to break every single rule they have put on the list. But, secretly Dave has always liked Julia more than a best friend. . .

This book is a great read in my opinion! The characters were extremely hard not to fall in love with. And if you are thinking this is just your average teen novel then you'd be wrong. The idea of this book is original, and relatable, because in my view point, everyone strives to be unique. This book will have you back and forth, rooting for different people, especially as the pov changes from Julia to Dave to Julia etc. This book will have you laughing out loud, sobbing, and on the edge of your seat. You will not want to move your eyes off the pages!

From hair dyeing, to an extravagant promposal and a road trip, this book will go through the cliché adventures of Dave, Julia, and their classmates. The surprises of this book will knock you off your feet, and the small little details included will have you imagining the characters and their surroundings vividly with many colors, sounds, and smells. I completely recommend this book, and am in the process of trying to convince Julia to dye her hair pink. In conclusion, you should definitely read this great book!

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