Friday, 15 January 2016

Blog Tour - Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr

Identity Crisis
by Melissa Schorr
Publisher: Merit Press
Release Date: January 18th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Rate: 4/5


When curvaceous Annalise Bradley’s scandalous freshman year hookup sparks the anger of her female classmates, three of them decide to get her back by "catfishing" her, creating a fake online profile of the perfect boy to toy with her affections.

Against her better nature, introverted Noelle Spiers, goes along with her friends’ plan, hoping to distract Annalise from dreamy Cooper Franklin, her lifelong crush who has fallen for Annalise instead.

As Annalise discovers she is being played and seeks revenge, Noelle increasingly regrets her role in the cruel hoax and tries to salvage their relationship.

Told in alternative perspectives, IDENTITY CRISIS covers romance, betrayal, and timeless friendship in the age of modern technology.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the book blurb, I was expecting Annalise to be a nasty character. But she turned out to be a surprising twist in the story. The story is all about looking beneath the surface especially with teenagers. 

I love the way the author has approached the subject of online identity theft and bullying. Noelle came across as a weak character but she grew on me and I was able to sympathise with her actions at times. As she did the right thing at the end, I was able to like her for it more. Cooper was a clueless hero and his sudden finding of Noelle was suspicious and didn't go with the flow. But it did tidy up the story towards the end. 

I would have to liked to read more about the growing friendship between Annalise and Noelle. As far as I am concerned both are the main attraction in the book.

The writing style was easy to follow and it took me just a couple of hours to finish the book. I identified with the characters throughout the book. The realistic characters and the deft handling of the subject has made me look forward to reading more from the author. 

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Melissa Schorr is the YA author of GOY CRAZY (Hyperion 2006) and IDENTITY CRISIS (forthcoming, Merit Press 2016), and a contributor to the YA anthology DEAR BULLY.

She is currently a contributing writer/editor to the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in numerous publications, including GQ, People, Self, San Francisco magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. 

Melissa currently lives in Boston with her husband, her daughters, and her dog, Bailey.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this book! I recently got sent a copy in the mail for review so I'm hoping to start reading it really soon. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian