Wednesday, 30 March 2016

REVIEW~ You Can't Catch Me by Cassie Mae

My body suuuucks. After lounging around on my butt all summer (okay, so maybe that was my bad), this body decided to become something completely foreign. So now I’m trying to make the track team and I feel like I’m a baby learning to walk again. 

A couple pounds wouldn’t have been so bad. Work those off, run like a mad woman, no problem, yeah? But no. I’ve also developed a couple of things that I definitely didn’t have before. And now my guy friends are all sitting in a pool of drool as they not-so-subtly stare at my chest. 

Combine all that drama with the fact that the new track coach is getting major flack for being a little chunky, and all I’m trying to do is convince the team that I’m not running slower because of her coaching style. 

Oh, and did I mention that I’m totally falling face-first in “like” with some guy I met in a cemetery? And no one understands it just because he’s also a little chunky. But he’s also adorable and wonderfully weird and I don’t care what they say, his look sure does it for me. 

But… I don’t know… how can I be in “like” with someone, when I have no clue how to like myself anymore?

Advanced Praise

Nobody does adorkable like Cassie Mae! -bestselling author Kelly Oram, author of Cinder and Ella

A must read for EVERY girl. -bestselling author Tessa Marie, author of #DeadGirl 

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

This is another incredible book by one of my favourite authors Cassie Mae. Written from the point of view of Ginger Silverman, a 15 year old High School Runner. While reading this book I felt like I was reading about 15 year old me (sans being a runner ).  I had quite a small chest growing up which suited me as I was a bit of a tom-boy but then all of a sudden BAM! Size D appeared overnight and it was horrible. I was insecure and just bought baggy clothes to cover them. I had a small waist which just seemed to enhance them and all male friends that liked to look. All I can say is thank god there was no social media back then.

You Can't Catch me covers the angst of growing up perfectly. Problems with your body, friends and maybe seeing some so called friends in another light.  Dealing with moving from friends to something a little more with a boy for the first time and lots of funny things in between.

I always feel that Cassie hits the nail on the head with her books, especially her YA. She definitely managed to do it again with this one.  It is a fantastic story about loving yourself and your body no matter the changes that take place. Beauty is not what is on the outside what is inside is often more important. This book made me look at myself again and pick out the good instead of the bad that I always see and it was…brilliant. I often see people asking to name a book that changed you and I have to say that finally I found one.  This book, even though it is YA, has made me realise that the extra weight does not define me and now I am trying to look past it. Now I will look in the mirror and pick out all the good in me instead.
So thank you Cassie Mae for this awesome piece of writing. It is most definitely a favourite and must read.

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