Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Students LOVE anything written by Matthew Quick so when this popped up on Netgalley, I requested a copy.

Summary by Goodreads:

26245098Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper–a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic–the rebel within Nanette awakens.

As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price.

My Thoughts

Every Exquisite Thing is fast moving and students who love Matthew Quick’s books are going to LOVE this story.  They will connect with both Nanette and Alex and their struggles figuring out what they want to do with their lives after high school. While I know others will love this story, I am conflicted about this one.  I didn’t dislike it, I just didn’t love it. (I am not in the majority on this one.)  That being said… this book will be classic someday!


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