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Spotlight New Release: Worst Case

I'm so excited to be bringing back my Spotlight New Releases and First Looks on Wednesdays!

Worst Case by Beck Anderson (308 pages)
Overview: Vivi has moved a dozen times in the thirteen years she's been in school. Her most recent move takes her and her mother from Washington to Idaho where, maybe, they can finally be safe. The move also brings her to Win, another high school senior she meets on the bus. While Win helps Vivi navigate the last twenty days of her high school career, they make plans for a future they both know will be cut short, either by Vivi's mom uprooting again or Win leaving for college in Reno. But in their short time together, they may discover a few things about themselves they didn't know before. Overall: 4.5

Characters: 5 Vivi and Win are such vibrant, strong characters. From the moment they meet, you can feel the chemistry oozing from every interaction. Maybe it's a bit like insta love, but in a totally refreshing way. Win helps aimless Vivi t…

Winner Take All

Winner Take All by Laurie Devore (336 pages)
Overview: Nell is always perfect. Because she has to be. She has to prove that she's just as good, no, better, than her rich peers at Prep. She has to prove she's just as strong and smart as the boys. Her mother expects nothing less. This gives Nell a very strong need to win everything as a way of taking control, but after her junior year, her life takes an unexpected turn when rich boy and rival Jackson Hart waltzes into her life in unexpected ways. He alters so much of her world, that she almost loses everything trying to get it back. Overall: 5 

Characters: 5 I absolutely loved Nell. She's intelligent, strong willed, and hungry. She'll stop at nothing to get what she thinks she wants. And when she can't have control, she has to grapple with her anxiety and panic attacks. Nell makes a lot of mistakes; she's painfully human. But that's what makes her shine from the pages. That's what made me identify with her …