Friday, October 21, 2016

[Release Blitz * Review] PUNK 57 by Penelope Douglas

Title: Punk 57
Genre: New Adult
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: October 21, 2016


From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest New Adult romance of love, hate, and everything in between... 

"We were perfect together. Until we met." 


I can’t help but smile at the lyrics 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 phone number or picture or something. 

He could be gone forever. 

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it. 

*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

by Becky Rendon

"Think Mean Girls the movie- yeah the attitude. Then I want you to add the reality of how high school can be evil, and lump in the "losers, loners, and not in a click" kids of a real high school experience. Now whether you were on top of the social pyramid or the bottom...or not even on that list, I hope this book makes its way into your heart too.

Innocence only exists until it's lost. Lost is probably not the right term. Innocence only exists until it is willfully pushed away.

Ryen made a choice. She willfully decided the way she wanted to go in life. She can't take it back and can't say she didn't mean it.

Annie was the same. So many people make decisions that forever alter their futures. I'm not trying to be preachy, I just want to hug the characters and let them know it will get better.

I want every high schooler to read the meaning behind these words. I want them to feel this story, but I also think it's important to remind adults. This world is changing. Bullying is too. Ever evolving with technology and ingenuity on behalf of the bullies, it's got to be stopped. 

Sorry, I will step off my soap box now. Punk 57 is a hauntingly familiar tale. I think it will rattle us all in its own way. I was no cheerleader and I certainly didn't go to the lengths for control that Ryen did. But even those that have been bullied can see the why. 

This is a uniquely woven love story. It's beautiful and edgy. The music, the lyrics, and the relationship will all speak to you on different levels. I'm so glad I got a chance to read this book. I absolutely loved it as a whole. You can pick apart behavior, attitude, and conversations. There will always be someone around to tear anyone down but this book was truly a wonderful read."

~reviewed for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood

Buy Punk 57 

About The Author: 

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into ten languages and include the Fall Away Series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame), as well as Corrupt and Misconduct. Her New Adult romance, Punk 57, releases October 21, 2016, and Next to Never (A Fall Away Novella) is coming in January 2017. 

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. 


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