Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka (ARC REVIEW)

3.5 STARS

Overdramatic drama students?! This book was cute, and I loved the premise. The tie in of Shakespeare’s plays, and the main character, Megan, as the Rosalind to multiple Romeo and Juliet’s was a wonderful plot line. I never knew I needed to know Rosalind’s story until now. Also, I loved Owen as a male lead. He was a good friend and that’s what we all really need, right?

The following will give away general plot ideas, but no specific details:

I appreciated how this story addressed the idea that who we fall in love with isn’t always in our control, but I don’t feel like it really held the people accountable for their poor actions in situations where this came up. It kind of felt like the story was saying, “it’s okay to act in a way that hurts someone, because they will eventually get over it.” And the cheating really turned me off during multiple parts of the story. Lastly, there were a few times when I thought, “this book really could have been a bit shorter.”

The theatre aspect was really adorable and just so much fun to read, but it just couldn’t redeem the story for me. Overall, this book is a cute teen read, that touches on navigating the relationships teens have with their family, friends and significant others, and how those relationships can impact each other. There is a HEA.

Counselor Considerations contain SPOILERS.

Do not read further if you don’t want to PLOT SPOILERS!

School Counselor Considerations:

Social/Emotional:Family: Blended Families, Step-Parent Families, Single Parent Families, Distance from one parent, Family leaving childhood home after HS graduation, Social: Labels, Owning your Labels, Attention Seeking Behavior, LBGTQIA+, Diversity, Loss of Virginity, Sex, Serial Relationships, Cheating in Relationships, Mending Friendships, Empathy

College/Career: College Bound, Fulfilling College Requirements, Career Driven,

Academic: N/A

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