Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
“This was how she could love Dave. From exactly this distance. Within sight but apart. Cheering him on, providing whatever happiness she could provide for him. As his best friend.”
I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I liked Let’s Get Lost but it tended to bore me at times, but I really liked the idea of this book. It reminded me of Since You’ve Been Gone with the list plot. Although I didn’t like it nearly as much as Since You’ve Been Gone it was an enjoyable read. It definitely made me feel for the characters, especially with Julia and Dave’s relationship. The ending was a little anticlimactic for me, because I was rooting for them, so that disappointed me. It was realistic, though.
Character wise, I was really annoyed at Julia for lots of the book. She was extremely hypocritical. She always talked about how she was against clichés, making her one. Everyone is high school is a little cliché, and I was happy when Dave finally spoke the truth. She also got extremely annoying with the teacher thing (you’ll understand if you’ve read it.)
“Rebellious teenage girl swims against the current? You know what that sounds like to me? You’re a cliché, Julia.”
This is a well written book, nonetheless. I would recommend.
Star Rating: ★★★1/2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Reading Time: 2 hours 15 minutes