Today’s my stop on The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate blog tour, and I’m excited to share my review, along with a giveaway for the chance to win a print copy of this sweet and fun contemporary romance.
I devoured The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate in one sitting. Partially because of its smaller page count, and mostly because the plot was immediately absorbing, and the dialogue easy to follow.
My favorite character was Carter, because he was perfectly flawed. He had a past full of bad behavior and decisions, but he really strived to change, and redeem himself throughout The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate. I also loved his relationship with his sister. She was really supportive and available to him.
My least favorite character was Paisley. She was was impulsive, immature, and spiteful. You have Carter, who’s struggling with righting past misdeeds, confidence issues, and a sick parent. Then you have Paisley, who goes from being insta-love with a guy; to insta-hate, with a side of childish and petty revenge.
The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate is an enjoyable book with some great messages. It tackles big topics like bullying, and does so in a relatable and insightful way.
The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate by Sandy Hall
Published by Swoon Reads on August 27, 2019
A teen girl starting at a new school is torn between long-held loyalties and a bright new love.
Paisley is really looking forward to college. She is ready to take charge of her destiny and embrace some new experiences!
Finding a hot guy to make out with at her first ever college party seems like a great start . . . until her best friend informs her that mystery guy is actually Carter Schmitt, Paisley's sworn enemy who basically ruined their lives in middle school.
So much for new people and exciting new experiences. Oh well. Paisley will just pretend he doesn't exist. Of course that would be easier if Carter, AKA her super-hot-sworn-enemy, hadn't ended up in three of her classes AND the same work study. Is it too late to rethink this college thing?
About the author
I’m a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I’m not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.
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