Anjee's Review: Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Title: Punk 57

Author:Penelope Douglas
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Penelope Douglas

Pub Date: October 21, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars

Our thoughts...

I don’t even know where to begin, but I know where I end. This novel was excellent. The highs and lows were incredible. It’s been awhile since I have stayed up till wee hours in the morning reading a gem like this. I am now one hundred percent a fan of Penelope Douglas.

We meet Misha and Ryen two pen pals that are simply destined to meet up one day. They have been writing since the fifth grade, but both are never vowing to look each other up. Tragedy takes place, and then everything is off the table. They meet, but they don’t. It’s quite an emotional journey that had me, at one point, thinking this is how I felt in High School. It’s about being someone you aren’t, and how miserable it really makes you, and all it takes is one single person to see you for you, and not what you fakeness you can provide them.  I was in constant turmoil about Reyna’s feelings. I could feel what she was feeling. All.Of.The.Time. I was a wreck. I was her. She was me. So it’s a tad bit on the personal. I felt like the book was partly about my life. Sad shit. 

The relationship between Misha and Reyna was done with conviction. It was brutal in the beginning.  The things they said to each other. The things that were done ripped me to shreds, but somehow some way they started to weave back together, and the ending came bittersweet. 

Two of my favorite quotes. The rest were song lyrics which you should read in the novel.

“P.S. If I find out you’re ditching me for a car, a girl, or the latest Grand Theft Auto video game, I’m going to troll the Walking Dead message boards under your name.” – Reyna in a letter to Misha

“Fuck. I put the pen to the paper and scrawl what my goddamn heart can only whisper. I miss you ever day, I write. You’re my favorite place.”  - Misha in a letter to Reyna

57 stars. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow this sounds so good! I have bumped it way up my list-will read in a day or so I love books like this! Thank you for the review, Anjee, I love how you girls read and review all the time and I can read what you thought!