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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Review | Lessons I Never Learned At Meadowbrook Academy | Liz Maccie

Lessons I Never Learned At Meadowbrook Academy
by Liz Maccie
Genre: Contemporary
Age Category: Young Adult
Release Date: November 4th 2014


"Liz Maccie's debut novel is as tough, optimistic, and beautiful as her heroine, Roberta Romano. Roberta's voice is heartfelt and funny. Her story is exceptionally moving and honest. I love this book and the hope it has for young women everywhere." —Stephen Chbosky, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The most important lessons aren't learned in the classroom.

It’s the first day of sophomore year for Roberta Romano, but instead of the comfort of her local high school, she's been thrust into the elitist embrace of the affluent Meadowbrook Academy.

Surrounded by wealth, Roberta battles her own insecurities to prove her worth and maybe land the boy of her dreams. With the help of two unlikely allies—and an inflatable toy raft—Roberta embarks upon a journey of dark secrets and self-discovery to learn the true meaning of friendship and acceptance.

"Roberta will charm and delight you with a voice that’s candid, hilarious, and hopeful, as she narrates her first day at a new high school, reminding us of the epic nature of each hour in our adolescent lives. Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy will make you laugh, cringe, cry, and cheer for the power of friendships that can change us in a single day." —Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead

"You wish your first day of prep school was this epic! Every single page of Lessons I Never Learned sparkles with heart and humor. Like a teenage Bridget Jones, Roberta Romano will make you laugh, cry, and cringe as she tries to navigate her first day at Meadowbrook Academy. She finds friends and enemies, earns detentions and serious respect, and makes memories that will last her a lifetime." —Siobhan Vivian, author of The List


Liz Maccie was born and raised in New Jersey and attended Bucknell University.  After college, she moved out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television writing.  She has had two movies produced, “The Thirst” and “Black and Blue.”  She went on to work at The Disney Channel until she found a home at the breakout ABC Family show, “Make it or Break it.”  She is currently adapting the wildly popular YA book, “The List” for MTV as a television show.  “Lessons” is Liz’s debut novel.
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Thank you to Diversion Books and the author for the opportunity to review this book. 
All opinions are my own.

The entire book, Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy(LINLAMA), takes place during Roberta's first day as a sophomore at this new private, high-cost academy.  Apparently Roberta was hanging out with the wrong people at her former high school which made her parents enroll her at this private school. Roberta is not happy with the decision that her parents made and butts heads with her mom about it. However, Roberta ends up attending the academy(at least for the first day).

She ends up having a VERY eventful day for it only being the first day of school. Getting detention twice, falling in 'lust' with a guy-who breaks her heart in the same day, and forms a friendship with two characters(that aren't really good influences considering what she does with them after just meeting them the same day). 

While I liked Roberta as a character for the most part I didn't like how selfish she was, considering how much her parents decided to struggle to put her in this school. I also didn't like how she went along with whatever someone said without her own opinion. That's probably what got her into trouble in the first place. I also feel like the author just threw in extra details to fill out the book. 

I do hope that there is at least another book in this world because SO much happens in this one day. I really want to know what happens after one day. I'd also like to learn more about her 'friends'.
4 Coffee Cup Stars
Finished September 28, 2014

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