Call It What You Want

Call It What You Want❮BOOKS❯ ✻ Call It What You Want ✴ Author Brigid Kemmerer – When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah Even worse his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible When his dad is caught embezzling funds from What You Kindle Ó half the town Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah Even worse his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year And when her sister comes home from college pregnant keeping it from her parents might be than she can handleWhen Rob and Maegan are Call It PDF \ paired together for a calculus project they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father it could ruin than their fragile new friendshipThis captivating heartfelt novel asks the uestion Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons This is a previously published edition of ISBN An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here. the other day i took a break from reading this to go run some errands and as i was in the produce section looking at the bananas all i could think was 'maegan and rob better live happily ever after or so help me someone will hear about it' if a book that prompts that kind of angst doesnt deserve five stars then i dont know what does i think this story tackles really important topics for teens such as loneliness taking onfeeling the burdens of your parents the cost of a mistake and what it means to be a true friend i could really relate to this on many different levels so much so that i was constantly feeling bad for maegan and rob because i have felt so similarly before the only reason this isnt a perfect 5 is because i think the ending is a little rushed the epilogue is okay but i easily could have devoured another 100 pages that filled the reader in on everything that happened after it all played out oh well beggars cant be choosersand honestly kemmerer is 44 right now with her books being 5 stars reads for me do i have a new favourite author to add to the list? shakes magic 8 ball all signs point to yes↠ 45 stars 45 starsRob a once popular high school lacrosse player has fallen from grace but not on account of his own actions His father the local financial planner was caught red handed swindling from clients and everyone suspects Rob knew Even though he did intern at his father's office he swears he had no idea what was going onAs everything is taken from his family his father attempts suicide leaving him in a partially vegetative state As if this weren't bad enough Rob now finds himself a social pariah with zero friends to support him He is filled with anger regarding his deteriorated circumstances and begins lashing out at those around himMaegan a classic overachiever has been living in her older sister's shadow for years Feeling pressured to succeed Maegan cheats while sitting for her SAT causing conseuences for everyone in the room Subseuently branded a liar and a cheat Maegan sees her social standing plummet as well Slogging through just focusing on keeping her head down all she wants is to make it through each school day without too much embarrassmentWhen they are paired together for a calculus project neither Rob nor Maegan are happy about it They were never friends before their lives fell apart and certainly don't want to be now Begrudgingly they begin to meet up to work on their project and pretty uickly learn that you cannot always believe what you hear about people They begin to confide in one another and discover they have in common than they ever could have guessedNobody writes teenage angst uite like Brigid Kemmerer She puts her characters through hell but the growth they are able to achieve is truly a beautiful thing Rob and Maegan's relationship has its complications but it is also sweet kind and pure The writing is smooth and highly readable The friendships were so well done Rob and Owen So many feelingsThere are a lot of hard hitting topics included in this too So much The thing that I found most moving was the idea of learning to forgive yourself; of not letting one mistake define who you are I think a lot of us should be reminded of thatBe kind to yourself We are all human we all make mistakes and it is okay to let go of that and move forwardThere was also a strong narrative between Maegan and her sister As with many sisters they certainly were not lacking in the drama department I did like how much their relationship evolved over the course of the story and how they learned to see one another as they are not how they imagine each other to beOverall I felt this book has a lot to offer and is uite moving I would definitely recommend it to readers looking for a hard hitting contemporary Kemmerer is an autobuy author for me and yet again she did not disappoint Well done Rob and Maegan's story is out in the world today friends The idea for this book started when I said to myself What if I took Robin Hood and put him in a modern day high school? I hope you love the story and I can't wait to hear what you think Thank you all so much for being a part of my dream 45🌟 I’m gonna need Brigid Kemmerer to never stop writing her contemporaries Her stories fill my soul right up They’re always so intense so heart aching with such wonderfully flawed and beautiful characters that are alive on those pages She has a knack for writing stories that centre around broken teens coming from broken homes and having the readers follow them on their journey What I like is that by the end of it these characters aren’t healed But they are on their way to carving their own path after having been beaten down and harshly and unfairly judged I like that she focuses on offering different perspectives and outlooks shattering the outer images that people base our entire lives on and truly forming relationships with others for who they are To judge less and focus on your own faults instead Perspective is everything Perspectives provide you with meaning and truth and the source I just really appreciate it when characters are taken apart like that and Kemmerer is at the top for me for character analysis and incredible character arcs She writes it so damn well I could not stop reading this book I wanted a story that could leave a few bruises on my heart and I got exactly that I couldn’t get enough ————————————————Kemmerer I’m ready for you to punch me in the heart again Buddy reading with Azrah We’re proudly obsessed with this author 🌚 Five million billion gazillion oh who counts I already ordered the entire milky way from my account to send directly to the publishing company and changed the name of it as “Brigid’s way” The book is named “Call It What You Want”I called it “Uniue” “emotionally overwhelming” “heart wrenching” “provoking” “strong” “powerful” “realistic” “dysfunctional” “raging” “sad” “wake up call” “depressive” “uestioning” “tearful” “challenging” and finally “so much beautiful”Because Maegan and Rod are so beautiful even they have some many flaws even they have done big mistakes even they’re drowning with problems they always find a way to keep their heads above the water and finally hold each other to push themselves out of the water and embrace their new lives with better choicesTwo beautiful souls shunned by popular kids of school left alone suffering from family dramas trying to exist at the high school jungle surrounded by meanness unfairness judgmental perspectives of people which pushes Rob having some dangerous choices to atone his father’s sins to bring the justice in Robin Hood way Taking from people who have so much and sharing it with the people who need to stay aliveThis book makes you think uestion your rights and wrongs clench your fists and hit against the walls curse heavily ache for the characters cry for the unfairness but finally smile because karma always does its work impeccablyIt’s a fast pacing read but you give so much “sigh” “put your fist on your mouth to block your angry screams” “drying your tears” breaks It is intense poetic heartbreaking and one of the best realistic YA reads you can ever imagine I actually say that already took its place on my best 5 YA books list of this yearCONGRATS Brigid Kemmerer You know how to connect with different age groups and bringing out your uniue and poignant words to create books from different genres I’m so into read her other books ASAP as I keep snoozing wiping my tears and pouring my wine to get rid of the effects of the emotional turmoil the book left on me I am always impressed when authors are able to successfully alternate between genres I have read A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY from this author not so long ago and it was an incredible fantasy CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT is a contemporary romance devoid of any magic and curses but it’s a gripping story nonetheless and proof that authors should be encouraged to explore multiple genres and topics Sometimes they fail but they still deserve points for trying In her case Brigid Kemmerer can write anything and everything because she fully understands emotions compassion and the concepts of intention motivation and dedication She manages to breathe that knowledge into her own characters so that they too can be three dimensional human beings who have a purpose This isn’t an easy story to read It’s fast paced so technically the amazing reader in you could potentially finish it in one or two sittings but personally I needed to take a couple of breaks here and there It has been a while since I’ve read a YA book so heavy in content I’m not new to conflict and tension or any topic that makes you feel anything but happy but it’s rare for characters to face so many struggles in one story Every single main and secondary character has something going on here For instance Rob needs to take care of his father who tried to commit suicide He also needs to deal with his new status as an outcast and his former best friend placing a target on his back He and his mom also face money problems Then there’s Maegan who is caught between being the good girl and following her instincts that tell her to give Rob a chance and to help her sister who is pregnant and aloneI’m not sure I smiled once reading this but it was a very realistic dramatic and overall captivating story There are beautiful moments of course especially between Maegan and Rob and Maegan and her sister The emphasis is less on the action the plot and on what the characters are feeling and thinking about what happens in their lives at any given moment and what they themselves make happen It’s slightly predictable but the characters managed to surprise me at times too I can’t wait for the author’s future release whatever genre it may be Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’ I do not want to review this all that much so I am going to treat myself to writing a couple sentences and moving ON Positive vibes ONLY Negative reviews are so YESTERDAY Just kidding Can you imagine? I’d have to juststop writing reviews altogether And we all know I’m addicted to the fame and fortuneIf you want of me writing about a Brigid Kemmerer book I did not care for you can read this Or thisWe’re not on awesome terms to be honestI thought these characters were so incomprehensibly awful to each other and themselves and the people around them It broke my brain I had to read passages out loud to my long suffering roommate in order to stay aware of how messed up they were One example of this included our male main character half of the Perfect Couple taunting his dad by loudly playing music he hated because his dad was paralyzed in a wheelchair and unable to speakIt’s a joy beyond words to hang around these fckbags for nigh on 400 pagesBottom line The only way on god’s great green earth you’ll catch me reading another Brigid Kemmerer book is if Bloomsbury the light of my life sends me oneOr if I decide to go likes chasing by reading the seuel to A Curse So Dark and LonelyWhichever i did not succeedreview to come me attempting to enjoy a Brigid Kemmerer book take three andactionmucho thanks to Bloomsbury for the ARC I loved Letters To The Lost and More Than We Can Tell than this but not by a lot This was incredible Brigid is able to create the most tragic heart wrenching and moving stories with characters I need from and romances that are SO SWEET and I need of that too Ug I love this author's contemporaries Minor complaint I wish she took her time with the ending it felt rushed But man I want of this book It was incredible Edit I was lucky enough to meet Brigid at a local singing⬆ aww look at me being an awkward sausage Many thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram My hEART belongs to Brigid Kemmerer contemporaries ok I will full on softly cry on your arm right now because I really loved this book plus it stressed me most wholly out And then the ending was the perfect mix of heartbreak and satisfying roundedness that I just want melt into this book and thank it for existing I did actually think this was part of the Letters to the Lost series but it isn't So you can read this one without having read LTTL except tbh you should go read LTTL because it is one of my all time forever favourites so if you haven’t tried it yet and you want to ugly cry into your sleeve — READ IT What could go wrong⁣ plotWe have two story lines interweaving here Rob who's treated as a class criminal because his father was caught for embezzlement and then tried to commit suicide and Rob found himso he's super super messed up And then we have Maegan who has the Perfect family and the pressure totally cracked her and she cheated on her SATs got caught got hundreds of other kids' tests cancelled andis basically lowkey hated at school as a cheat They are SOFT SAD MESSES but in very reserved ways I do admit I fell for Rob's storyline He broke me in all sorts of ways and there was a lot of weight to what he was dealing with vs Maegan's had lower stakes charactersalso can we frikkin take a moment for how amazing the characters in this book are? Even the secondary characters I love contemporaries that make you feel in the book give the characters distinct voices and complex layers and personalities and also smoosh in moments to make you laugh and ugly cry a little Just here to say t h a n k s Rob Look he is an utter disaster and watching him make bad decisions STRESSED me out Everyone had such low expectations of him such utter disdain for something he had no control over because his DAD was the criminal not Rob that he almost felt like he should just be a criminal anyway And he was also soft and chivalrous and could have such a snipey attitude ERMASGOH I loved him a lot Also stan boys who cry and are vulnerable Also he READS He loves BOOKS Meagan The nerdy relatable girl who very uickly won me over to loving her because she's just so real I honestly felt I knew Maegan and 1010 would have liked her for a friend She also has a really steadfast streak and doesn't get pushed around And also her relationship with her sister Sam who used to be the Golden Child but turns up home pregnant and angryGAH I love sister stories and they were SO realistic They fought and then they'd totally be willing to die for each other This is the most relatable content everAlso shout out to OWEN my son I loved him so He's so sarcastic and just sort of makes friends with Rob by reading An Ember in the Ashes over his shoulder and complaining when he turns the page too fast Like dude has so much reason to hate Rob Rob's dad screwed Owen's family over but they somehow end up friends Like I just LOVE how Brigid Kemmerer always does such epic friendships in her books ahhhh themesLook this one gets me because it has so so many beautiful messages to explore but also really important ones It talks about loneliness and how you can lose yourself in your own silence And there's a lot of discussion about money how some people can treat it so flippantly and how others are clinging to their last dollars not sure what they're eating next It made me ache so much to see the comparisons and parallels of privilege and suffering Also it says REALLY good things about not judging people Argh we can all have such high horses sometimes oh you're poor but you have an iphone? pfft but you NEVER NEVER know someone's full story what they've lost or gained or saved for or been gifted It is never anyone's place to judge someone who is poorwe could all do to have so so much compassion the messages totally wrapped up my heart and made me think and I love when books do that endingI won't spoil it I JUST REALLY LOVED IT AHHH Just clenches fist am such a fan overallIt made me ache in the best possible way and it had such an incredible and heartfelt story linewith so so many topics that were discussed with such nuance Including conflicted feelings Like the ability to love someone and hate what they've done how life is sometimes an uncontrollable trainwreck how finding someone to hold onto is so powerful I just will be here holding tightly to this book