Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry | Review & Blog Tour

Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: January 30, 2018
Pages: 400
Recieved: from publisher via tour host TLC Book Tours
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When Drix was convicted of a crime--one he didn't commit--he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves--Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence--and each other to finally get what they deserve.

This isn't a made-for TV movie. This is real life, and sometimes in real life, we take a million baby steps until a wound is healed.

This is my first Katie McGarry book and it won't be my last. I've always heard great things about her writing, but now I can say that I've experienced it first hand. This story of Elle and Drix has my heart at the moment. They come from different backgrounds yet they both are learning to stand on their own two feet for the first time. They are smarter than they give themselves credit for and stronger than anyone realizes, both individually and together.

Elle has quickly become a character that I would want to be BFFs with. She is smart, determined, witty and down to earth. And Drix is the bad boy with a heart of gold - he's smarter than he gives himself credit for, he's determined to better his life and those around him and he's strong. The two of them together make a powerhouse couple that I can see going the distance and staying together through thick and thin.

And for those wondering - this was not your typical good girl meets bad boy story. It was so much more than that. It's about fighting for what's right, standing up for yourself and others, putting others first, and accepting help when you need it most. It's about letting love in and sharing the joy your life can hold.

"... That's the problem, I don't know who I am."
"But you know who you aren't. That's a big step."

I think one of the biggest themes in the book was the main characters not having control of their lives. Elle being pretty much forced to be a part of her father's political life and not being able to make choices of her own. And Drix because he pretty much lost his ability to make choices when he signed on to the Second Chances program - he's in the spotlight and needs to make sure he makes no mistakes or he looses everything. When they both finally start standing up for what they believe in and showing that they are stronger than people think, that's when people start noticing them, in a good way. No one expects the Governor's daughter to go against his wishes and the community as a whole seems to be expecting Drix to fail at showing that's he changed his life around.

If you're looking for a great coming of age book and love cheering on the under dog, then this book is perfect for you. It's also filled with some pretty great supporting characters - Holiday, Axle, and sweet Thor.

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All of us have too many tears we haven't shed over the years, and it's time we start releasing the pain. Holding it in isn't working for any of us, and we need to start focusing on each other. Hate hasn't been working out too well either. We've got nothing to lose by trying love.

About the Author:
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. -source

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