Call it What you Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?
Rob lost everything when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town—his friends, his status at school, even his family. Although his father’s suicide attempt failed, the dad he knew is gone.
Maegan was the typical overachiever, until the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping up the appearance of the “perfect” family might be too much for Maegan to 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 plans to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship…
Brigid Kemmerer pens a captivating, heartfelt story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong.
Call It What You WantReview:
Brigid Kemmerer can do no wrong. I read this book in three hours and just couldn’t stop once I’d started. Call it What you Want is a story that follows two teens who have lost the respect and trust of their classmates. They find solace in one another.
I adored Maegan. I loved her relationship with her sister. I thought their relationship was realistic and I loved seeing them confide in one another. I think Maegan was such a good character. She did something wrong, and couldn’t seem to escape from the effects of that one mistake. Seeing her try to go through the motions and get through every day was interesting. Once she befriends Rob, things get so much more interesting.
Rob is a guy that is facing the consequences of something his father did. No one believes that he didn’t have a clue what his father was doing, even though it’s the truth. I really enjoyed seeing Rob open up to Maegan and also to the friend he makes at lunch. The relationships that he finds and the one that he mends were the best part of this story.
The character development and growth for these characters was incredible. Kemmerer has a way of creating characters and making me become so attached to them in a way that not many other authors can do. Along with the characters, the plot took directions that I did not see coming. I love stories that are unpredictable and this was exactly that.
The only thing that I would have liked to see more of was Rob’s relationship with Mr. London, the librarian. I would have liked for Rob to open up to him sooner. I loved reading about them talking books and then just about life.
I loved everything about this book. So, go buy it or borrow it from your library or get it in whatever way you get books. This is one you need to read. A story about right and wrong and where to draw the line in between them.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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