ARC Review: Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review: Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter
Oh My Goth

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: September 4, 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Published by Harlequin Teen
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“…the issues Showalter presents here such as depression, bullying, and suicide is just as real now as it was back then for both teens and adults. Quite an eye-opener.” ~ Under the Covers

This is a story of two teens from opposite sides, a goth girl and the other a popular who struggles with family and high school issues. After a near miss accident, their world is turned upside down. The goths are the populars and the populars, well, are not. Both girls experience a whirlwind of struggles, but this time in another person’s shoes and this opens their eyes to a whole new world. It would take real understanding of things before they get back to the world they truly belong to.

I know there have been bad reviews on Goodreads about this book and I’ve read a few of them. Yes, at some point they make sense if they are looking for a more serious young adult book. I’m not sure what Showalter had in mind writing this book, but I assume she was targeting the younger teen readers. Readers that would enjoy movies like Freaky Friday with Lindsay Lohan or 17 Again with Zac Efron.  It’s a teens POV of her life.  It’s meant to be light and sweet yet make them think, “what if the roles were reversed” or to remind them that “there are three sides to the story; yours, theirs, and the truth.”

Oh My Goth was first published in 2006 and it is now fully revised and re-released September of this year. Despite the twelve year gap, the issues Showalter presents here such as depression, bullying, and suicide is just as real now as it was back then for both teens and adults. Quite an eye-opener.

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Elizabeth

Good reference to freaky friday and 17 again.

Sophia Rose

I read a discussion post not long ago that was more a reminder to remember who the target audience is for a YA book. It’s true. I find myself forgetting and thinking how an adult would act in the situation and that isn’t really fair to the book.

Neat that it had some timeless principles that carried through no matter when the book was written.

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review angela!!! I agree some books are timeless!! Shared on all my socials!!??

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Timitra

Thanks for the rec Angela