Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop for Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway. Check out all the usual book and author info, my review, and giveaway below...

Hannah Both WaysHannah Both Ways
by Rosie Greenway
YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 218 Pages
November 17th 2015 by Rebelight Publishing Inc.

A devastating Twitter prank yanks Hannah out of the popular crowd and turns her into the high school’s best bad joke. Determined to finish the year and graduate, Hannah must keep the humiliating details from her impulsive mother—who just might pack up their belongings and move. Again.

Hannah hovers below the radar by submersing herself in a new routine. Post-it notes, Dewey Decimal numbers and carefully planned trips to the library are her refuge. That is, until a persistent new student invades her space. Lucas has complete disregard for Hannah’s cynicism and snark, and he seems to know the bullies who targeted her. Can Hannah trust him, or is he part of another ploy to torment her?

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My Review

HANNAH BOTH WAYS was a fresh YA contemporary about a girl who has been bullied and the guy who doesn't give up on her. The overall story was emotional, authentic, and engaging. The characters, specifically Hannah and Lucas, were easily relatable, endearing, and likable. Nothing is easy, but it is so much more fulfilling because of the struggles these characters go through and how their friendship develops. There was great chemistry, humor, and some seriously sweet moments.

I really, really liked these characters. I really liked the way Lucas fought to get inside Hannah's walls, but I also liked how tough Hannah made it for him. For what she had been through and her background, her mindset worked for me. Lucas was brilliant and funny. They were such a good match. I also loved Lucas's cousin, Nancy. There were some tender moments with her. I really disliked the bullying and the way some of the students treated Hannah. It was interesting seeing how things unfolded for them all.

If you enjoy reading contemporary YA and don't mind the content, then I'd recommend this one. There was quite a bit of swearing, crudeness, innuendo, some detailed making out, and some violence. The content was an issue for me. The overall writing style, characterization, and plot didn't need the content and was good on its own.

Content: Lots of innuendo, some heavy making out, crude language and name-calling, swearing (including about half a dozen f-words), a mother who sleeps around, references to men cheating

Source: I received a complementary ebook from the publisher for the purposes of this tour, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Rosie Greenway grew up on the outskirts of Toronto, and continues to live and work in the GTA with her husband and family. After spending her formative years public-school hopping, Rosie attended the University of Toronto, specializing in English literature. A former English teacher, Rosie now finds herself putting into practice the many lessons she used to impart to the students in her class room. While she has often turned to writing as a way to relax and unwind, Hannah Both Ways is her first foray into the world of Young Adult publishing.

When she isn’t writing, Rosie is an avid traveler, armchair film critic, enthusiastic foodie and voracious reader. She is a passionate literacy advocate and one of her greatest achievements is instilling in her daughter the joy of reading.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (US/Canada)
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (INT)
Ends December 25th

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