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Like It Never Happened

Like It Never Happened When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school s production of The Crucible she gets to change roles in real life too She casts off her old reputation grows close with her four rowdy cast mates

  • Title: Like It Never Happened
  • Author: Emily Adrian
  • ISBN: 9780525428237
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school s production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage Even Mr McFadden, the play s critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca Though The Essential Five vow neverWhen Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school s production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage Even Mr McFadden, the play s critical director, can find no fault with Rebecca Though The Essential Five vow never to date each other, Rebecca can t help her feelings for Charlie, leaving her both conflicted and lovestruck But the on and off stage drama of the cast is eclipsed by a life altering accusation that threatens to destroy everything even if some of it is just make believe.

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    1. LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED?Yeah, right, let's do this please? ► Let's forget I tried to read this book. BLEH. BLEH. BLEH.DNF 24%, (almost) before throwing my reader or something (worse).

    2. Dumb, pointless, and quite frankly, irritating as hell. Nothing really happens until the last third of the book, and the first two-thirds are basic nonsense that has nothing to do with anything substantial to the story. Nothing really. The "Essential Five" could just as easily have been the Essential Four to spare us that lame attempt of another character. Stupid backstory, completely avoidable situations, with a totally predictable EVERYTHING. What was the need to mention summer camp? FILLER. O [...]

    3. Really enjoyed this book. Quite different from a lot of other books that I've read that deal with peer pressure and friendships. It was just really eye opening and fast. Extremely witty and smart. Just very well written.

    4. Like It Never Happened is an original novel with characters who are actors. The main character is relatable and strong and has a great bond with her older sister. This book is so different from anything I’ve ever read!I love the use of drama in Like It Never Happened. The main characters are all actors and love performing together. They never let what happens on stage bleed into their personal lives and vow never to date each other. However, this is where the true drama begins. I have only rea [...]

    5. DNFed around 60% and skimmed the rest. THIS FREAKING BOOK. The title is accurate--let's pretend like it never happened.From the get-go, I could not form a good connection with the MC. As the narrator, Rebecca Rivers was just that--a narrator. She did mention that she only had one extracurricular, acting, which was true. But that'sallshe had. Her personality was completely bland. Charlie was a total ass, but at least he had more life than she did. (That does not excuse him from his ass-ery, howev [...]

    6. For half the books I read, I happen to be the black ship and this book is no exception. What overjoys me is that this time I'm the black ship because I loved a book! That doesn't happen nearly often enough, so YAS!I've discovered something. I like contemporaries when there's a larger cast of characters and more things in play than just two people getting together and admitting their feelings toward each other (which usually happens 300 pages too late). Apparently not too many people are the same [...]

    7. I thought this book was a parody of Lolita, but this was not a humorous parody.I am honestly disgusted with this book. There was slut shaming, no fluidity, incredibly irritating inner dialogue, the worst people ever, and it seemed was highly illogical. The author jumped around different times in the beginning of the book at it really infuriated me because I like things in chronological order. It flows better and it's easier on my brain. The writing was very plain and irritating. I feel like irri [...]

    8. This novel was. inconsistent? That's the word e for it. I loved the concept of rumors hurting people, but the thread of it felt weak. A seventh grade rumor based on underpants dictates the MC's life? It wasn't concrete enough for me.Was the summer camp segment truly necessary? I don't think so. It seemed to sacrifice the "Essential Five," who I never fully understood. Those pages would have best been spent fleshing out those characters, I think.While I appreciated the theme and liked the last pa [...]

    9. I wasn't sure about this one at first -- there's a lot going on and a summer camp sequence that felt pretty unnecessary -- but in the end everything came together and was interesting. Like It Never Happened a book that looks at how rumors and innuendo can destroy people's lives. But it also looks at the ways people aren't always honest with themselves, how they know there are boundaries but go right to the edge o them. Don't want to say too much if you're going to read it. I thought it could hav [...]

    10. Did you find this review helpful? Find more of my reviews at Pop! Goes The Reader!We, the five essential members of the Thespian Troupe Of Bickford Park Alternative School of the city of Portland, solemnly swear to never kiss, grope, fondle, lick, caress, court, woo, seduce, or otherwise date each other. Should any actor develop unseemly feelings for one of his/her four costars, he/she will sacrifice his/her desires for his/her love of the stage and for the collective artistic potential of Rebec [...]

    11. This 1.5 stars review will be published on Latte Nights Reviews on September 14, 2015.I might be rude in saying this but I have to. Can I just pretend I never read this book? I'm just What did I read? I feel like the cover of the book betrayed me since it's made to look like a fun and entertaining read when it was the complete opposite. The story was incredibly slow for the majority of the book. It finally started to pick up after 73% (I just checked) and it was when the "real" drama was prese [...]

    12. This book was so unexpected. I picked it up thinking it would be a light, fun book about theatre kids and high school drama. What I got instead was a poignant, intense read about friendship and family and coming-of-age. I was shocked and awed and emotional and angry. Honestly, I didn't expect to have such a reaction to this book. It surpassed my every expectation, and made it's way on to my 2015 favourites list.One thing I just loved about this book was how real Rebecca was. She was most definit [...]

    13. What To ExpectExpect a lot of waiting for the actual plot to come about. Some parts I can see have a point, but others do not. Also expect the characters to act like falling in love equals having sex. This book has a good number of tropes but, thankfully, not the shallow best friend trope and not the mean girl trope. It does seem at times, however, that the main character is a bit of a Mary-Sue. It doesn't really discuss religion much, but when it does, it uses the typical YA-contemporary genera [...]

    14. Well that wasweird.First of all, this cover is so misleading! To me, looking at it gives me the instant impression that this is a fluffy summer romance between a boy and a girl. Umm.! Not only does this barely take place in summer, it's not really even a romance at all. Sure, there's some kissing and some (possible) falling in love, but it's very very different from what I was anticipating, and that did not end up being a good thing.My biggest problem with this book was that it was SO all over t [...]

    15. I just sat down and read this book straight through.I've rarely felt this kind of tension in a contemporary YA, especially one that's not dealing with some extra-heavy subject matter (e.g. suicide, drug abuse, etc.). Don't get me wrong: there's a bit of grit to it, but nothing too intense or sensationalized. (Even the teacher-student relationship, which I won't comment on further because SPOILERS) felt very realistic. So it's amazing to me that Adrian was able to keep my stomach in knots basical [...]

    16. I loved this book! It's a book about self-discovery above all else. At first, I thought it would be a total love story. Cute, simple, and perfect. I'm a big fan of "perfect." I thought the family drama would be the main issue. Boy, was I wrong. A lot more happened than I expected. This story was very centred around friendship. I'd say family took precedent over love, too. But above all that was Rebecca Rivers, riding the tide, and learning to embrace her talent, beauty, and everything she stood [...]

    17. This is unlike any YA contemporary novel I've ever read–from the writing to the character portrayal–and it's just so refreshing to have a cast with a zeal for theater and who have very complex relationships.

    18. DNF at 27%I’m going to honor the title and pretend like reading this book has never happened. I did not connect with the characters at all, especially the main character, Rebecca. Charlie is an ass through and through. He is neither charming nor compelling. The story is bland, and then I read some of the reviews… I figure I should stop now because I don’t really care for Lolita stories.

    19. LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED hat bisher eher gemischte Rezensionen erhalten und obwohl ich das Buch mochte, kann ich das durchaus nachvollziehen. Der Roman ist eine Coming of Age Story. Eine Geschichte über das Erwachsen werden, Fehler machen und schlimme Zeiten überstehen. Auf der anderen Seite ist es keine Geschichte, die so leicht und locker ist, wie das Cover einem vielleicht weiß machen möchte. Es gibt witzige Stellen, die Protagonistin hat eine flotte Erzählstimme und Romanceja, Romance gib [...]

    20. I was a little apprehensive to read this book initially thanks to it's page length and the mixed reviews. However, I noted that the mixed reviews mainly complained about the page length and the fact that the real plot didn't drop until about half way through the book. Even further. In all honesty, any other time, I would feel the same way. I'm pretty hard about details, especially if an author is incessant with them and especially if they're unnecessary. But here's the thing with 'Like It Never [...]

    21. When I was first pitched this book, the description and premise stated that it would be for fans of E. Lockhart, who, as some of you may know, I am a fan of. I was incredibly excited about this book. It was definitely "a whole lot of drama" like the description states. This book definitely reminded me of the TV series Glee, because the school production lifted all of these five individuals out of their shells (somewhat) and also the teacher, Mr. McFadden plays a significant role in the book as w [...]

    22. Read more of our reviews at: thebookjarblog.wordpressEmily Adrian's Like It Never Happened is a wonderfully different young adult book. Rebecca Rivers is part of the drama club and drama is definitely part of the drama club. Rivers is a little naive and her actions really show that, which is why I enjoyed this book. Sometimes I feel YA writers try to make their characters more mature than their actual age group, whereas Adrian portrayed Rivers perfectly.Rivers is your typical confused, making mi [...]

    23. I honestly enjoyed this book. But I didn't give it 5 stars because I felt that the beginning was pointless and was just there to waste time until it got to the real stuff. But once it did I was hooked. I loved the main character and how she seemed so confident. I also liked how she went from being someone so shy that she can barely speak to someone who can make a conversation with anyone or act like anyone. I thought her love for acting was so real and raw that it made me think she was a profess [...]

    24. Stereotypes, sexuality, and destructive rumors collide in this smart YA novel for fans of Sara Zarr’s Story of a Girl, Siobhan Vivian’s The List, and E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.When Rebecca Rivers lands the lead in her school’s production of The Crucible, she gets to change roles in real life, too. She casts off her old reputation, grows close with her four rowdy cast-mates, and kisses the extremely handsome Charlie Lamb onstage. Even Mr. McFadden, the [...]

    25. I myself being a theater kid, I was thrilled about the premise on the jacket of the book. I had expected this to be a poignant novel about friends navigating high school with theater. Cheesy, yes, but I was looking for a lighthearted read, and this was NOT it. Had I gone in with different expectations, I may have enjoyed this more. Unfortunately, I did not love this one as much as I wanted to.

    26. Y'all, this book. Such an authentic, teenage experience. Loved Rebecca's voice and the way she sees the world. The drama--and the DRAMA--were so poignant and expertly woven through the narrative. Feminism, sexuality, lies, betrayal. It's all here!

    27. 2015 Contemporary ya's are either really good or just plain terrible, it's the year of no in betweens. This definitely falls into the later.

    28. I can only hope the title soon applies to my memory of this. You can get a pretty good idea of my annoyance if you read the 20 status updates I made while unintentionally live-blogging my reading experience, but long story short: everyone is so awful that my favorite character is a taxidermied puffin, all of them are running around making as many Stupid Teenager Cliche choices as possible, and for some reason smoking is an integral character trait from cover to cover. There's also my least favor [...]

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