Call It What You Want
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Family / General
New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. 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 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 more than she can handle. When Rob and Maegan are 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 more than their fragile new friendship . . . In her compulsively readable storytelling, Brigid Kemmerer pens another captivating, heartfelt novel that asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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"If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be, "authentic."<br/><br/>The story, though sad, progresses in such a natural way. It is paced quite well. This is the story of a boy who had an embezzling father and the girl who cheated on the SAT. They both get bullied by others, but the guy gets bullied much more and more harshly. <br/><br/>The characters seemed so real. I could really see these people as individuals in real life. Splendidly done. <br/>-MC 1, Maegen. Sweet but knows her boundaries. I have a lot of respect for this lady. She is probably my favorite out of the cast of the characters, followed only by Rob.<br/>-MC 2, Rob. So respectful of everyone. He is really cool but so lonely. <br/>-The Sister. Pretty wild. I'm glad she found people she trusts and can confide in.<br/>-Rob's mom. I don't really like her. She seemed kind of vacant and rude to her son.<br/>-Maegan's friend. She isn't the greatest friend. I'm glad they talked things out in the end, though.<br/><br/>The writing was well done. Flowed well and had a good blend of dialogue and descriptions/other stuff.<br/><br/>The romance between the two was so believable. It isn't insta-love and it makes sense!<br/><br/>Such a good read. Couldn't put it down."
"I love how this book gets you so invested in the characters❤️definitely worth the read"
"not a great ending."
"This book had just the right amount of romance, drama, and plot twists. In the end it was a good book and teaches a few lessons along the way."
"love this book, took a little to get in to it for me, just because I was listening to it on audio book "
"Going into this book, I really didn’t have any expectations if I’m being honest, but for whatever reason I throughly enjoyed this. I think it helped that I loved both main characters. Rob & Maegan’s dynamic was the best. I also liked Owen & Samantha. They’re some of the best side characters ever. Overall, this book really hooked me."