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League of Strays by L.B. Schulman
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Jul 16, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 05 to 16, 2012

First published on:Books For YA

League of Strays is a story about teen angst, bullying, lies, mystery and revenge. It revolves around Chralotte Brody and 4 other teenagers, all were victims of bullying and are in the move to get their revenge.

I like all the characters in this story, even Kade Harlin because they embodied the typical teenagers which makes it more relatable to people especially to teens. They symbolizes every type of teenagers nowadays; the perfectionist and genius teen who always wants to make her parents proud, the gay teen who is always being bullied because of his sexuality, the tough girl who has a drunkard mother, the troubled boy whose parents were divorce and they doesn't care about him and the unsure girl who doesn't know what she wanted in her life so she let her parents decide.

League of Strays focuses on a really serious issue in our status quo, which is bullying. And I think, it is high time to have this kind of book. A book that will show how bullying affect the lives of those who were bullied, how traumatizing it is for them and how it can lead into so many problems if we did not address it immediately i.e, suicide, insanity, depression.

But aside from the serious topic, it also talks about surviving high school, kids trying to fit in and outcasts whose constantly searching for a circle of friends.

I'm torn between "liked it" and "loved it" rating. I can say that I liked it a lot because of its theme, characters, conflict and plot but I can't feel the "loved it" part. So to sum it all up, I'm going to give this a 3.5 happy faces which is the liked-it-a-lot/sorta-love-it rating.
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