Expelled – by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

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Expelled by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Hatchett Book Group (Oct. 23 2017)

ISBN-13: 978-0316440394

Synopsis: Theo Foster’s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair.

Theo’s resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn’t commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up.
To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera?
* * *

Every so often, I love taking a break from adult books and entering the world of a YA novel. Expelled was a great book to offer this break – I felt myself entering the world of a modern Breakfast Club-like reality… except with expelled students instead of detention students.

EXPELLED is by James Patterson and Emily Raymond – another addition in their line of books co-written together. Previously, I read FIRST LOVE by these authors and while I enjoyed it, I found it overwhelmingly sad. This book was a little lighter, but I found the characters and plot not as strong as in FIRST LOVE.

While it took me a few chapters to get into this book, once I got into it, I was sucked in. Like many of Patterson’s books, this book is a quick read with plot twists that you won’t see coming! I liked the characters, but what really kept me going in this book was the mystery. Like many of Patterson’s previous books (like Sam’s Letter’s to Jennifer and Suzanna’s Diary for Nicholas) this book sucks you in and keeps you guessing – not knowing the answers to the mystery is what keeps you reading… and in this book’s case, nothing else really kept me going but that.

Nonetheless, I still really enjoyed this book – it is a fast read that will keep you entertained on a snowy afternoon.

Rating: 7.5/10

* I received a review copy of this book from HBG Canada in exchange for an honest review*

 

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