About The Book:
Title: I NEVER
Author: Laura Hopper
Pub. Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Janey King’s priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced, her world starts to shift. Back at school, Luke Hallstrom, an adorable senior, pursues Janey, and she realizes that she has two new priorities to consider: love and sex.
Inspired by Judy Blume’s classic Forever, I Never features a perfect, delicious, almost-to-good-to-be-true high school relationship . . . and it doesn’t shy away from the details. Destined to be passed from teen to teen, this is a young adult debut that will get readers talking.
I realized that since spraining my ankle that I am in dire need of a laptop so that I can keep up with my blog perhaps if I ask Santa nicely he will finally give me one. Fingers crossed.
Before beginning my review I just quickly want to thank Jaime at Rockstar Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of the book tour and for graciously providing me with a copy of the book to read for my review and for also being so understanding during the past week or two with my situation.
I Never was the perfect book to read while I was on the couch resting my sprained ankle because this was fast paced and kept me hooked until the very end. I was so happy to read this straight through with no interruptions.
I love going into a book not really knowing what the book is about and this was certainly one I was happy no knowing. This was eye opening and I admit at certain parts I was thinking about how things have changed in YA books from the time I use to read them a long time ago and its nice because so many authors make it see taboo or skirt around it. We need to realize that things aren’t like they use to be and to have a author talk about it head on was really nice. Its realistic and relatable.
This is definitely a mix kind of book where is light and funny but serious at the same time if all that makes sense?
Our main character is Janey and she is a high school junior. She is smart when it comes to school but she is really naive socially when it comes to boys. I think most girls could relate to Janey in that situation because girls always wonder if the boy they truly likes suddenly starts showing an interest in us that we wonder what their true intentions really are. More so when your crush just happens to be one of the most popular boys in school. Why would the most popular kid be interested in you?
Luke is that boy. He has it all the looks, the confidence and the popularity. I loved that Luke wasn’t who he appeared to be on the outside. There was more to Luke and I loved finding that out about him. He does come off as the jerk joke and at first I thought his intentions weren’t true and he was up to something. I loved that Luke was honest with Janey and laid it all on the line. We all want our first high school love to be that happy fairy tale ending and sadly it doesn’t always go as planned.
The only negative thing I have to comment on is I wouldn’t share this book with the younger young adult because it does get a little explicit and at times.
Over all I am happy I got to read this and looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.