Sunday, September 30, 2018

Confessions of a Teenage Leper by Ashley Little

Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Release Date: September 25th, 2018
Publisher: Penguin Canada | Penguin Teen
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 304 Pages
Format: ARC
Source: From Publisher
Reason: For honest review

Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. It'll all be hers. 
Abby is sent to a facility to recover and deal with this new reality. Her many misdiagnoses mean that some permanent damage has been done, and all of her plans suddenly come tumbling down. If she can't even wear high heels anymore, what is the point of living? Cheerleading is out the window, and she might not even make it to prom. PROM!
But it's during this recovery that Abby has to learn to live with something even more difficult than Hansen's Disease. She's becoming aware of who she really was before and what her behavior was doing to others; now she's on the other side of the fence looking in, and she doesn't like what she sees. . . 
But then she notices some spots on her skin. She writes them off as a rash, but things only get worse. She's tired all the time, her hands and feet are numb and her face starts to look like day-old pizza. By the time her seventeenth birthday rolls around, she's tried every cream and medication the doctors have thrown at her, but nothing works. When she falls doing a routine cheerleading stunt and slips into a coma, her mystery illness goes into overdrive and finally gets diagnosed: Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy. 
Despite the heavy storyline, Confessions of a Teenage Leper was witty, quirky and a really fun read!

Abby, a literal Regina George, is given a pretty harsh reality check. A girl who uses her looks to charm her way through life is diagnosed with Hansons Disease, aka Leprosy. She loses her friends and everything she has built in her shallow world.

I really loved the way Ashley Little crafted Abby's character. You really do kind of dislike her in the beginning, and her attitude can definitely make you cringe. But, all of that was necessary to get the full grasp of her transformation throughout the book. It is a great story of self-growth. Abby struggles to grasp her diagnosis and goes through all the natural stages of coming to terms with it.

Aside from Abby, we are given a pretty great character cast. Each character adds charm and depth to the entire story.

Confessions of a Teenager Leper was not what I expected at all. It is filled with so much personality. At times heart-wrenching it was just as much heart-warming. A wonderful reading experience! 
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