Title: Punk 57
Author: Penelope Douglas
Pages: 343 pages
Source: Giveaway Win (owned)
My Rating: 4 stars
“We were perfect together. Until we met.”
I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F*ck it. I need to meet her.
I just don’t expect to hate what I find.
He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.
This is my second Penelope Douglas book and it’s the second time she has sucked me in even though the book has made me slightly uncomfortable.
I was fully sucked into this story and I was here for the romance even though I fully admit it’s not healthy but I couldn’t help but to love it.
Ryen and Misha are like 17/18 and I just couldn’t wrap my head around some of the stuff that happened. I don’t want to say it’s unrealistic because I am sure that these things can and probably do happen. I guess maybe the age of the characters is what’s making me question everything. I think if they were older I wouldn’t be so torn.
Despite that I thought this book was incredibly sexy and like I’ve said I was totally here for it. I can’t believe I put off reading this book for so long and I need to read more by this author like now.