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New Release Review! ASK ME ANYTHING by Molly E. Lee

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Ask Me Anything isn’t just any YA romance. This is a badass YA romance…” -Hypabale.com

I should’ve kept my mouth shut.

But Wilmont Academy’s been living in the Dark Ages when it comes to sex ed, and someone had to take matters into her own hands. Well, I’m a kick-ass coder, so I created a totally anonymous, totally untraceable blog where teens can come to get real, honest, nothing-is-off-limits sex advice.

And holy hell, the site went viral—and we’re talking way beyond Wilmont—overnight. Who knew this town was so hard up?

Except now the school administration is trying to shut me down, and they’ve forced Dean—my coding crush, aka the hottest guy in school—to try to uncover who I am. If he discovers my secret, I’ll lose him forever. And thousands of teens who need real advice won’t have anyone to turn to.

Ask me anything…except how to make things right.

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Review:

Ask Me Anything gave me all the feels. I loved Amber, and I loved, loved, loved Dean. Fully 100% of their hacking stuff went totally over my head; I have no clue if any of that stuff made sense, though it sounded pretty darn exciting. But the relationships? The blog? The way characters stood up for the people they loved and what they thought was right? LOVED.

The principal is more than a little over the top–he’s practically twirling his mustache and cackling as he runs around perpetuating his evil deeds–and Amber’s parents are equally OTT awesome, but as complaints, they really don’t hold a candle to the rest of the story. I mean, it is YA fiction, so…

Trigger warnings–there’s discussion/depiction of sexual assault, abusive relationships, teen pregnancy, blackmail, and attitudes about teenage sexuality that somehow manage to be archaic and scarily applicable today at the same time. That said, Amber and her blog really do a fantastic job of dealing with all of these challenges (and more!) head on. Honestly, I wish we had something like this–both the book and the blog–when I was in high school…

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A 

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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