Sunday, November 3, 2019

Mini Review: Love, Heather by Laurie Peatru





Love, Heather

MINI REVIEW:


Release Date: October 8th, 2019
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Netgalley
Reason: For review

What you see isn't always what you get.
Stevie never meant for things to go this far. When she and Dee--defiant, bold, indestructible Dee--started all this, there was a purpose to their acts of vengeance: to put the bullies of Woepine High School back in their place. And three months ago, Stevie believed they deserved it. Once her best friend turned on her, the rest of the school followed. Stevie was alone and unprotected with a target on her back. Online, it was worse.
It was Dee's idea to get them all back with a few clever pranks, signing each act Love, Heather--an homage to her favorite 80's revenge flick. Despite herself, Stevie can't help getting caught up in the payback, reveling in every minute of suffering. And for a while, it works: it seems the meek have inherited the school.
But when anonymous students begin joining in, punishing perceived slights with increasingly violent ferocity, the line between villain and vigilante begins to blur. As friends turn on each other and the administration scrambles to regain control, it becomes clear: whatever Dee and Stevie started has gained a mind--and teeth--of its own. And when it finally swallows them whole, one will reemerge changed, with a plan for one final, terrifying act of revenge.

This was a very complicated, intense drama about the bullied, the bullies and the viciousness of everything and everyone in between. Love, Heather is raw! It's impactful. There were moments that left me cringing. It left me questioning how I would survive high school in today's world. When I attended, social media didn't go beyond MSN messenger. And everyone's guilty pleasure was Napster, not Instagram. It's terrifying to know that now, things can change in an instant. One picture, one post, can turn your world upside down. And now, it seems we are seeing more tragedies in the news as a result of bullying. It's devastating.

It's obvious the Petrou is a master at storytelling. Her writing is just perfect. She made me feel so many emotions while reading this. And left me thinking about it long after I was done. It was, at times, an uncomfortable reading experience. I just wanted to shake the hell out of some characters.
On a lighter note, I loved all the movie references. The 80`s movie buff in me definitely appreciated those!
Love, Heather is an intense and relevant story that will make you stir. It tackles issues that are very real in today's world(scary!). I also think this book will definitely appeal to fans of Courtney Summers. 
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