Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR - The Sweetest Thing by C. K. Kelly Martin

The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing by C.K. Kelly Martin
Publication date: September 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Losing weight over the summer gains Serena some popularity, but it also means discovering first-hand the pains of being a fifteen-year-old girl in a world that both sexualizes and shames young women. After narrowly avoiding exploitation in a shortlived relationship, Serena aligns with a new friend who was the victim of an explicit image that was shared at school. When Serena finds herself in a relationship with a new guy, she is surprised to find a different set of expectations. But have her previous experiences damaged her too much to make it work? As Serena struggles to find who she is as opposed to who she is expected to be, she begins sighting Devin – her older brother who disappeared months earlier.


I really liked this book. I think that it may have been a tad scattered but overall I enjoyed the storyline, plot and the characters as well.
The MC left something to be desired but not everyone can be a complete badass. LOL!

I like that it deals with gritty issues. Raising awareness for teen readers is always a plus I think. Giving them a practical set of skills on how to deal or not to deal with certain situations. Parts of this read were super intense for me and I definitely had emotional moments.

Over all it was a great story it just took a little getting into.
I recommend it if you read Contemporary YA with meaning!

C.K. KELLY MARTIN’s bestselling debut novel, I Know It’s Over, was published in 2008. It was followed by One Lonely Degree, The Lighter Side of Life and Death, My Beating Teenage Heart and the sci-fi thriller, Yesterday. A graduate of the Film Studies program at York University, Martin loves good books, movies, music, web design, and Ireland. She currently resides in Oakville, Ontario.

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