Book Review of “Bad Romance” By Heather Demetrios
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.
Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.
Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again. (From Goodreads)
*I received a copy of this book free, Via Netgalley. In exchange of an honest review.*
So, when I first started this book, my initial thought was ” Oh Great, a book that is going to use an absurd amount of foul words, to make up for the lack of creativity” I’m glad I chose to keep reading. Let me state here, I hate books with a lot of curse words, I think it’s something that just doesn’t need to happen, especially in YA books.
Next let me say, this book was like reading chapters of my own teenage years, and the terrible relationship I was in. Most people will read this book, and think, “Just Break Up With Him”. It’s not that easy, in relationships like this you are brainwashed, your self esteem is the lowest that it has ever been, and you are so mentally weak, that the thought of breaking up, and being alone, is more terrifying than being in the relationship. You worry more about them, than you worry about yourself.
I connected to this book, I connected to Grace, I knew how she felt, I knew what it was like to have everyone telling you what to do, and how to do it. Her parents sucked, She gave up everything, and learned the hardest lesson a teen could ever possibly learn.
This book was written incredibly well, and thankfully the over abundance of curse words stopped, and what was left was a gut wrenching story of a girl, and her first love, and the power it, and he has over her. Guys, this is a book, most teens should read. June 13th, 2017 make it a priority, to buy this book.