Because of You by Eve Ainsworth
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication Date: 15th July 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Poppy’s life has turned into a nightmare. Mum’s new boyfriend is moving in, along with his daughter, Kayleigh – the most popular girl in school. Poppy’s dad is never around and appears to be drifting further and further away. And when it seems like things can’t get any worse, Poppy becomes the target of the spiteful school bullies. As the vicious online comments and humiliating pranks escalate, with even her friends joining in, it looks like Poppy has no one left to turn to.“
My Thoughts & Review
Because of You is primarily aimed at teenagers and is about a girl called Poppy who is having a rough time with things. Her mum and dad have separated, her mums new boyfriend and his daughter have moved in, and to make things worse Poppy has started to get bulled.
Because of You is a really short book and it took me less than 2 hours to get through. This was my first book by Eve Ainsworth so I don’t really have much to compare her writing with when it comes to her previous books but from this book I can see she has done a really good job in capturing important topics that teenagers may face in very simple yet sensitive way. I have no doubt that many teenagers could relate to some of the issues covered in this book.
After reading this book, and learning a little bit about the effects cyberbullying can have, I’m actually very thankful that I was a teenager before social media became a big thing.
Although this book is aimed for teenagers I think it would be a good read for any adult as it has important messages from which both adults and teenagers could learn from.
Overall a I enjoyed this book, and would definitely recommend.
I would like to thank Laura again over at Roachies Reviews for sending me this book. I will definitely look into reading other books by this author in the future.
(Another prompt for the 2020 TBR Reading Challenge completed. This book was for the prompt Book you can read in a day)
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