First of all, HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY to You Know I’m No Good by Jessie Ann Foley. I am so excited to be a part of You Know I’m No Good Blog Tour by Turn the Page Tours. Also there is a Giveaway going on, so be sure to stick till the end to participate.
TITLE: You Know I’m No Good
AUTHOR: Jessie Ann Foley
PUBLISHER: Quill Tree Books (HarperCollins)
RELEASE DATE: October 13th, 2020
GENRE(S): YA FICTION–Contemporary
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Sexual Assault, Suicidal Ideation, Drug, and Alcohol Use, Self-Harm
From Printz Honor winner and William C. Morris Award finalist, Jessie Ann Foley comes the story of one girl’s battle to define herself as something other than her reputation.
Mia is officially a Troubled Teen—she gets bad grades, drinks too much, and has probably gone too far with too many guys. But she doesn’t realize how out of control her parents think she is until they send her away to Red Oak Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Minnesota.
While there, Mia starts confronting her painful past, and questions the purpose of Red Oak. After all, if the Red Oak girls were boys, they never would have been treated the way that they are. Amidst the revelations that cause her to question the way that society treats young women, circumstances outside of her control force Mia to discover what happens when she makes herself vulnerable enough to be truly seen by the rest of the world.
Rating – 4.0/5.0
From the beginning of the novel, Mia acknowledges that she is flawed, she knows she is a TROUBLED TEEN. The only problem is doesn’t care enough to change. She feels that she is broken beyond repair, and there is nothing anyone can do. So, when she punched her stepmom one day, Her parents seeing no other course send her to Red Oaks Academy for troubled teens. Only when she came here, we get to know how he turned out to be the way she is and maybe she can be happy again.
Mia is a wonderful character. She has her flaws and bad habits but inside all the shells that she created and the mask she put on, she is kind and loving. It was great to see her through her journey of acknowledgement of her feelings and emotions. She is the most realistic character I have read in a long time. I loved Vera who turned to be Mia’s best friend at Red Oaks. She is intelligent, funny and an overall badass.
I love the sense of personal touch that the author gave to the book through the footnotes. I love getting little titbits of the characters and their thoughts through them. The plot was fast-paced and gripping. The author talked about disturbing topics such as sexual assault, anxiety but still managed to perfectly fit them with the whole plot.
Overall it was a wonderful read which was necessary and important. Not only teens, but everyone can pick up this book for an incredible journey with Mia.
Thank you to Quill Tree Books( Harper Collins) and Turn The Page Tours for a free copy of the book. Checkout the Tour schedule here.
Jessie Ann Foley’s debut novel, The Carnival at Bray, was a Printz Honor Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, a YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults title, and a William C. Morris Award finalist. Her second novel, Neighborhood Girls, was an ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults title. Sorry for Your Loss, her third novel, was an Illinois Reads selection. You Know I’m No Good is her fourth novel. Jessie lives with her husband and three daughters in Chicago, where she was born and raised. To learn more about Jessie, visit her online at www.jessieannfoley.com.
Up for grabs is ONE copy of Jessie Ann Foley’s You Know I’m No Good. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will run from October 9th – October 16th at 11:59PM CST. Enter to win via this Rafflecopter Link.