Friday, 2 September 2016

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by: Erin Jade Lange

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: February 16, 2016 by: Bloomsbury
Pages: 320
Rating: 4/5 stars

Once a popular queen bee, Andi is now a tatooed rebel. Bully York torments anyone who will come near him, even his little brother. York's brother Boston is just trying to get into a good college, although he is labelled a geek. Sam has always been the invisible pariah, until one night. When all of these teens from different pasts find themselves escaping from a busted party in the same car, it unfolds a series of events that make them unlikely group fight for survival.

What drew me to this book was the fact that it was described as "a more thrilling breakfast club". I loved that movie, so I thought that this book would really fit with me. I really enjoyed the concept and I thought that it was very thrilling as well as shocking.

I loved the characters of this book. I loved how different they were to each other and how they all worked in harmony. I liked how none were the same and it really did feel like a breakfast club situation.

This book was very thrilling and also quite shocking at times. The sequence of events were something that would probably never happen in real life, and it was cool to read about. It is kind of hard to explain what happens, it's one of those books you kind of have to read to believe.

I guess the only complaint I would have about this book is that it is a little too fast paced. By that I mean that the sequence of events move so quickly that it was kind of hard to understand sometimes what was going on. I needed further explaination on things that were going on, as I felt that some things were just rushed.

So overall I really liked the theme of this book and how unique it was to The Breakfast Club. I just wish that it was a little bit clearer.

Have you read Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I've never actually seen Breakfast Club *ducks and covers!* I think I was too old for it to be a 'classic' film when I was growing up, but too young to see it first time around.

    Sounds like you enjoyed this one - I like the cover! It's really striking :)

    1. Yeah I definitely wasn't around during the time that it was popular, but I still love it so much! I think it's a really easy to get through film :)

  2. I've never seen this... Breakfast Club. Is it good? Anyway, great review! I'm glad you enjoyed this book.

    anna | annaish

    1. It's so good! I think it's a movie that every teenager should see.

  3. I haven't read or watched Breakfast Club yet, but this one sounds like it's right up my alley! I prefer fast-paced books over slow-paced ones any day, and this one seems like it's just too good to pass. I'll definitely keep an eye out for it! Great review, Em!

    1. Well then this is definitely the book for you! It is all very shocking and twisty. Thanks Ruzaika!