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The second cool, sexy YA romance novel from seventeen-year-old Wattpad sensation and author of The Kissing Booth, Beth Reekles.

They say that the higher you climb, the harder you fall - and Madison Clarke will do anything to keep her new life from crumbling to pieces. Moving from a small town in Maine to Florida, Madison grasps the opportunity to reinvent herself, to forget
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Published August 29th 2013 by RHCP Digital
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Johnny Hazelnut

Is another iffy novel which was spawned on Wattpad, that salted-earth electronic backwater of unspeakable teenage masturbation fantasies involving boybands, albeit indirectly, as the author of this effort is a young Welsh lass named Beth Reeks. This may seem familiar; she did The Kissing Booth previous and which has found its way onto these writeups.

You may wonder why I willingly read another novel by an author whose first effort I described as a "Category 5 cliché tornado." Well, the answer is.
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Gabby
Aug 15, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Boring, uninspiring and unoriginal.
Nancy
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
Apparently Beth Reekles is an author to watch out for. Maybe I'll give her a few more years to develop her writing, because Rolling Dice was exactly how I envisioned a seventeen year old would write, in a breezy, awkward-with-emotions kind of flow, and of course, the typical YA plot.

I'd read a sample of The Kissing Booth and didn't even bother because it was such a silly fanfic type of writing - it was one romantic encounter after another, so idealized and imaginary that it was hard to read bec
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Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Iv'e had Rolling Dice on my to read pile for a while, firstly from a blogger event, then I purchased a copy for YALC last year.  To take a break from review books I took Rolling Dice with me on a recent trip to London.

Madison is new to Florida, moving with her family to relocate after her Nan passes away. After being bullied at her old school she is determined to turn a new page, and become a new person. So with a recent loss in weight, removal of braces and exchanging glasses for contacts, she
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Kirsty
Jul 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Beth Reekles is an author to watch out for. Her first book showed much promise and although I wasn't a huge fan I was keen to see how she developed as an author in her next books. I am pleased to say I enjoyed Rolling Dice far more as I thought it was a much better read and addressed a lot of the issues I had with the Kissing Booth.

I found the voice to be far better in this book than the Kissing booth. It felt truly American rather than a weird American / British mix which was my complaint befo
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Mary McFarlane
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
This was pretty cute, just like her other book I just read. I know growing up I always wanted to move schools and start over so I think that's why I like Madison so much, and you can't go wrong with nerdy boys. And how many Bryce's have I had in my life, god this book was just like my high school and I think that's why I liked it so much. Excited to see what else Beth Reekles has to offer.
Chelsea-ann Martin
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked the book as in REALLY liked it. But I honestly felt sad for Madison. Who got that picture of them in the library? And what happens to Justin? I'm guessing Madison and Dwight get together… I dunno. Maybe they shoulda just been best friends and Madison should be with Justin.
But that's only my opinion. It was a great story.
Himanika
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I really liked this book unti9l the end
the end part was a bit weird
I mean I wanted to know about how Madison deal with all the rumor stuff instead of running over the hills and a bit of Dwight and her love story
the middle part was a bit elongated otherwise the book was interesting
Book_freak
Nov 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Good writing. Meh plot & story. Okay characters. So...kinda enjoyable :)
ReenieT1721
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Elvina Zafril
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like the storyline and the ending is so cute.
T
Dec 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: popular-girls
Beth Reekles is one of those authors that got famous from a Wattpad novel of dubious quality. As I was going on an OverDrive checkout binge, I got her first novel, The Kissing Booth, as a joke, since I'd heard it was pretty bad (of the 4 editorial reviews of the book I had seen, 4 were negative), but decided to seriously try this book, Rolling Dice. I'd heard nothing about it, and I vaguely remembered reading a preview on Wattpad two years ago and being impressed. Of course, that was two years a ...more
Lyndsey O'Halloran
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had mixed feelings about Beth Reekles first book, The Kissing Booth but I was still looking forward to giving her second book a try.

Protagonist Madison has just moved from Maine to Florida and couldn’t be more excited about starting a new life for herself. Back at her old school, she was the outcast – not as slim and pretty as any of the other girls. Now, Madison has reinvented herself, complete with nose piercing and funky hair ready to start again. I honestly loved Madison from the very beg
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Jenia
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Smithjamest
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at www.justthisteenager.blogspot.co.uk

"But when people have this opinion of you, it's very hard to change it. They've judged you, and they like to label you, and they like you to stay with that label for ever. You've been allocated a place in their society and that's where they want you to stay."

Again Random House have delivered another Young Adult literary gem. Rolling Dice might not deal with any obvious issues but Reekles expertly tackles and highlights the daily troubles an
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Hannah King
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
It maybe because I was struggling with my work load and social life, that I found it difficult to really get into this story. The Kissing Booth and Out of Tune hooked me from the first word. I'm saddened to admit that Rolling Dice did not. There are a number of things about this novel that really let it down.

The first, I think, is the lack of character development. Throughout the novel, I was waiting for Madison to grow some back-bone, maybe some common sense, especially when it came to Tiffany
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Samantha Stewart
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books, ukya
*Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review*

After finishing The Kissing Booth I just knew I had to pick up another of Beth Reekles books because they were so light and enjoyable. I really enjoyed Rolling Dice too. Sure, I had my problems with the characters and parts of the storyline, but overall it was an enjoyable read.

Madison's family is moving from Maine to Florida and Madison couldn't be happier. She jumps at the opportunity to re-invent herself and become a new person. Madiso
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Fabulous Book Fiend
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review: what a fun contemporary romance! I loved the first novel by this young author and was very much looking forward to this new offering. I was not disappointed let me tell you! Just like the Kissing Booth Beth's first novel, I cannot believe that this wasn't written by an American author, the voice of the American teens is so prevalent. I also can't believe that this was written by such a young author-the characters are so well developed, the plot thought out thoroughly and there is a stron ...more
Jia
Mar 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was recommended from one of my friends. I was a little reluctant to read at first because well, I didn't really had the luxury of time, but after reading the summary of the book (which was really interesting by the way), I decided to give this book a shot.

A story about how a nobody turned popular as she moved to another state. A story where most teenagers can relate. I really really had high hopes of this book, but sadly, I was kind of disappointed.

Madison was too...much sometimes. It
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Chrissi
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the first book that I’ve read by Beth Reekles. I think she is an author to watch out for the future as she already shows much promise. Rolling Dice is an easy to read book which I devoured on my train journey to and from London.

I really liked the female protagonist Madison. She was very real and easy to relate to. I was intrigued by her transition from a shy bullied teen to a member of the popular crowd. It was also good to see that she worked out that despite not wanting to be like she
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Sabrina
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into this book with the thought that I had grown out of them... Oh how wrong was I. Reekles created grounded characters and friendships. I really enjoyed reading scenes with Madison and Dwight, everything read off really naturally. There were some pages which were a bit repetitive, more so with Madison repeating certain pieces of information. After the relationships were established, we got a few days of detailed happenings but from then on it jumped really long time periods. It was a lit ...more
Read InAGarden
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Madison is thrilled that her family has moved from Maine to Florida. The move will give her a chance to start over with a new crowd who doesn't know her as an overweight, shy, picked-on teen. Upon arriving in Florida, Madison is noticed by two guys - nerdy Dwight and soccer hottie Bryce. She decides to stick with Bryce as he is her way in with the popular crowd and she doesn't ever want to be an outcast again. But as the novel progresses she realizes that she's compromising more and more of her ...more
Brenda Castillo
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love Beth Reekles first book The Kissing Booth. So I was really excited to read get next book Rolling Dice. A new story following a girl who tries really hard to hide her past with her new life. I really liked the story, until the end. For me I felt like she could've added more to it, but it still a great story and a good plot. That's why I gave it four stars. I would still recommend this book to readers.
Gabrielle
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Extremely disappointed. This book is so cliche I knew what would happen the whole way through.
She's the outcast who moves school and becomes popular. She falls for a popular guy and a nerdy guy. You can guess who she ends up with!
It's so predicable but written slightly better than The Kissing Booth. Disappointed Reekles
Holly Thomas
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really well written book about a young girl struggling to make a new start in a new place. It captures the conflict between making friends with the 'right' people or the 'wrong' people in such a way that it leaves you really thinking. It was a really enjoyable book to read and i would recommend it for teens.
Diana Diaz
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
Bordering on 'okay'. It honestly kind of bored me. I enjoyed Kissing Booth much more than this. Hmmm, this one has quite alot of the negative-ish side of being a teenager. (at least, that's how it looks to me) Dwight's character and Summer is the only redeeming feature. Madison is such an inconsistent female lead protagonist. Oh well, I'm done with this.
Charlie
Reads too much like a book written by a 17 year old to me... All of the characters were just too stereotypical (except the main character, of course - she was the 'perfect' blend of beautiful, insecure, funny and nerdy). Definitely not a book for me, though I can see how teenagers might like it. I spent a bit too much of the book feeling like my brain was melting... Just absolutely not for me.
Chloe Denham
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ever felt left out at school? Well perhaps being in the popular clique isn't everything, not when you know that the cliques are so very defined. Popular's and nerds don't mix - but the higher you climb - the harder you'll fall; oh and everyone will notice! Her books are addictive, it pained me every time I had to put them down! Life and love is always a gamble. ;)
Samaa'
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite wattpad books. It was recommended by a friend and I enjoy it a lot. There are many stories that tell the story of a girl trying to fit in, but this one was definitely different and amazing!
Sierra
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5
Read this one online before the author got a book deal, and it's much better than her first published book, The Kissing Booth. For one, Rolling Dice was written a couple years after she had written the first one, and had a much better grasp of fiction-writing.
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Beth Reekles is a young author from Newport in South Wales. She's an undeniable bookworm and an avid drinker of tea. Beth has been writing on platforms such as Wattpad, to great acclaim, for a year or so: her first novel, The Kissing Booth, which she wrote at the age of fifteen, was the most-viewed, most-commented-on teen fiction title on the site, with over 19 million reads and 40,000 comments. T ...more
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