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Doesn't Play Well With Others

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Disclaimer: This book is going to be for mature audiences (18+) ONLY due to seriously excessive foul language and minor sex and violence.
Selene Warren has it rough. After her mom passes when she's little, she gets stuck with her aunt (a crack-whore.) Life with Selene’s aunt lacks any type of love or support. Selene constantly struggles and when she turns fifteen her aunt
First, 425 pages
Published August 26th 2014 (first published August 24th 2014)
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
***** 4 Cranky Stars *****

"I am not going to get by. Fuck that. I am going to love and I am going to live."

This is such a captivating tale with strong characters that live to love and love to live. From the disclaimer Casey puts at the beginning of the book I was hooked. This book pulled at my heartstrings and drew me under its spell.
To say that Selene has had a hard life would be putting it mildly. Her mother was a crack whore and when she died, Selene was left in the care of her aunt. At 15,
Nerd Alert
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

#DPWWO is the twisted tale of Selene and her determination to turn her life around. Selene is a teenager who has never had a solid person to rely on and never thought she would want someone to care for. Raised by a junkie, Selene was forced to take care of herself and trust no one. Life threw her a curveball on the fateful day she met a little boy named Henry. Who could've guessed that he would be the catalyst in her giant life change. Finding Alex just ended up being the icing on her cake.

Barb Johnson
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-beta-read
I so loved this book. Selene has been dealt a crap life and handles it better than most teenagers ever could. Stumbling across a little something or someone(I won't give out spoilers) unravels a whole new turn of events for her. Hell bent on not playing well with other's ;) Selene continues to move through life. Enter Alex. An unexpected spice of life. With Alex, the new turn of events, Selene enters a whole new world. Playing with others is something she learns to do, and love.
You will love thi
Kelly Marie
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was provided by the author to Nerd Girl Official for an honest review.

Wow! This left me speechless. First, I must say that I just love the dedication. <3
Second, this really pulled at my heart strings. Third, I could not put this down.

Selene has led a very rough life and life continues to keep her ducking and weaving. Selene is 17 and is homeless. She is roughing it on the street and she happens upon a 10 year old Henry who is homeless as well. She feels a strange pull to him and nee
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Doesn't Play Well With Others (DPWWO) is the first book I read by Casey Harvell and I loved it. I had a suspicion with the disclaimer and dedication, that this book was going to be good. The disclaimer is "If you have a problem with swear words (particularly the word F***) please return now for a full refund." The F bomb is used a lot in the book but when it's used it fits into the storyline and it's not used just for shock value. The dedication is "For anyone who's walked a rough path and been ...more
Andrea Wood
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, I'll say I don't like to give spoilers away. That being said I leave a lot of things out of my review.
Secondly, I will say that I absolutely loved this book.
It isn't for someone who doesn't like graphic language, if you're not a fan then of swear words then please, move along.

Selene is fiercely independent, relying on no one. She's been given a pretty hard life and deals with it, learning as she goes. There are curveballs.
I loved Henry and Alex.
Selene's story tugs on your heart, you fe
Delia Steele
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Doesn’t Play well with others- 5 superb stars.

I don’t normally read anything dark, not even slightly dark. I feel like the world has enough without it documented on pages, however I read this book because the concept intrigued me. I found in doing so that not only did I read it but I enjoyed it. This book isn’t the kind of dark that shreds your soul, well it does, but it quickly mends it. I was scared of Selene’s story at first but now I am so glad I read it, she is a mouthy teen who grows into
Victoria Stolte
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Man.. Where do I start.. I LOVED the characters, and the story. Selene has been dealt a shit hand in life and finds out all too often that.. well.. People SUCK!! Finding herself on the streets after her mom passes and her crack-whore aunt wants her to join the family business.. She is struggling to survive. One day she sees a little boy dangling out of a window.. and going against her wanting to not be around people she helps him down and winds up with a stray. Henry is not very old and clings t ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Wow! I'm almost speechless. I was introduced to this author by a friend during a takeover and I happened to win this book. It was soooo good. I read it from start to finish in one sitting because I could not put it down. It is different then other books and that's what makes it so special. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, Amazing!! I will definitely be reading more from Casey Harvell in the future! ...more
Flo Grugel
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book..Doesn't Play Well With Others is a story of finding hope where there is none. Selene and Henry pulled at my heartstrings all the way through this book and the ending was superb..I was so pleased to see that there will be more from Henry in 2015! ....5 f*****g awesome stars! ...more
Carly Compass
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Casey Harvell, has an amazing original voice with a keen sense of character development. I could really relate to Selene and the emotions she was going through lending to a sense of realism throughout the story. Casey Harvell is definitely some one to watch, as I believe she will one day be world renown for her writing skills, original voice, and stunning imagination!
Chrissy Dyer
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Most beautiful, touching story of trying to survive and learning to trust and love.
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