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Will she risk the fall and take a leap of faith?

Vivi Lewis just wants to stay in one place for more than a minute. It’s April of her senior year, for crying out loud, and here she is again, packed into a beat-up white Toyota with her anxiety-ridden single mom, fleeing the Washington coast. She hopes that this move—the one that’s taken them inland to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—wi
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Paperback, 301 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Margot + Burke Press
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Jennifer Lane
Face the Worst Case

Anxiety is weird. When we feel anxious, we try to avoid the thing that's jacking up our sympathetic nervous system. Too bad avoidance often increases anxiety. The best strategy for reducing anxiety is to approach it head-on--ask a honey out on a date, deliver public speeches, drive to a friend's over snowy roads--but who has the gumption to do that?

Vivi Lewis just might be the one.

Vivi is a 17 year old whose mother's nervous system is on overdrive. Convinced the world is dange
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Suze Lavender
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vivi has to finish her senior year at a new school. It's already April when her mother decides they need to move again. Vivi has to start over once more and doesn't have high expectations of her final weeks in high school. Vivi's mother's anxiety is the cause of the frequent moving around the country and they're taking it with them wherever they go. Their new hometown is Coeur d’Alene in Idaho. Will Vivi be able to finish her last weeks at school in peace?

When Vivi meets Win she knows she's foun
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Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
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Book Review: 5+++ Stars

Worst Case is about young love, facing fears, family and friendship.

Vivi is a 17 year old girl who has moved from city to city enough times in her short life. The day she and her mom arrive to Coeur d'Alene, Vivis so sure it’s going to be just like the other times they. They’d stay in this town for a little time and then, go to another city. Again. She’s used to the routine and understands the reasons behind every move but she’s tired of it all, because she couldn’t hav
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beck Anderson is a fantastic writer and this realistic and heartwarming YA romance is a great entry in the genre! Loved the Idaho setting. Give this author a try, you won’t regret it.

"I’d love to tell you I didn’t care what other people thought of us, but that would be a lie. I’d also love to tell you I don’t care now that I’m older, but that’s not particularly true either. "

I very much enjoyed this story about family and young romance. The writing is clear and blunt and very real. There is a
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Books Laid Bare
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some stories make the make my world a better place…this is one of them.
Moving to somewhere new, is nothing new to Vivi, neither is living with the crippling anxiety that her mother deals with on a daily basis because while it is her mother that calls the shots, it is Vivi the deals with the consequences…like having to finish her education at yet another new High School, this time in the delightfully named Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
I felt an empathy for Vivi that drew her to me, instinct telling me tha
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Jennifer
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ll begin my review by saying that I hail from the same corner of the world as Beck Anderson, and we’ve both apparently visited many of the same incredible places. Any time I read one of Beck’s books, I have a giddy reaction to locations I know well.

Worst Case is no exception, and I delighted in the familiar setting of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. If you haven’t been to this beautiful resort town, you’ll just have to take my word for it. Beck describes it all elegantly – the geography, the atmosphere,
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Clara
2.5 stars

This book was sent to me by the author in exchange of an honest opinion.

I really wish I would have loved this book but unfotunately, it didn't work out for me. Everything was there: Hamilton/Star Wars/Anna Karenina references, a beautiful way to describe anxiety (from which I suffer too). But I couldn't get into the story, care about the characters or anything. Everything was too quick, the writing style didn't grow on me and I found it too simple, I didn't understand the characters and
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Susi
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars! This is the second book I’ve read by Beck Anderson and I truly enjoyed it. I really connected with the characters in many ways.

Full review coming up on blog soon.
Trinette
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review to come.
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
Worse Case is a YA book about anxiety and finding yourself.
Vivi is a senior in high school who has moved so many times in her lifetime. Her mom moves them when she gets scared. Win is also a senior who is dealing with his own troubles. Through the course of a month, Vivi and Win begin to develop a relationship. However, secrets are withheld, anxiety is at an all-time high, and their future is taking separate paths. Will these two decide that each other’s struggles are too much to handle, or wil
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Kaitlin
I quit 7% in, and even so early on it felt like it was moving way too fast. I also felt like I noticed an overabundance of commas?

The two main characters - Vivi and Win - were also just a little too odd for me. Win isn't quite as bad, but he comes across as overtly social and too outgoing in his first interaction with Vivi and it's something that would make me feel a little awkward and uncomfortable if it was me.

Vivi decides to forgo homeschooling as a way to finish off the less than a month she
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Frank Finn
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ViVi just wants a chance to live the life of a normal high school student. But she finds herself dragged to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, by her phobic mother who sees disaster looming around every corner (earthquakes, tsunamis, you name it). So as Worst Case opens, ViVi's starting at a new high school in April of her senior year, no less. What could be weirder? But she's in luck--the first person she meets is the charming Win, a gregarious, handsome guy who recognizes in her a kindred spirit.

And so, li
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Shala
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. This book amazed me. The anxiety representation is good in here. It doesn't romanticize it at all. Its a real look at what life with anxiety and PTSD is like. Our characters were real and flawed, which is always a plus for me.
2 small critiques.
1. There were some moments that could be triggering for those with anxiety, so please tread lightly.
2. There is one trope in here that I don't really love. It was subtle, but there no
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Mervilyn
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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○ i have a physical copy
○ read an e-version, will definitely purchase physical book
● read an e-version, a physical book will be appreciated
○ read an e-version, not interested in its physical book
● a page-turner
● less than 500 pages
● diverse in any way (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
○ something’s lacking
● took me a long time to finish (but that’s because of extra school stuff)
○ an LMAO read
○ i laughed more than a few times
○ it’s j u s t awkward
○ gave me goosebumps
○ one of the best book
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Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the palindromes and the cute puns. The lessons they learned was a good one. Winnie and Vivi were too adorable. They make me want to find a bf to have adventures with.
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Worst Case by Beck Anderson (308 pages)
Overview: Vivi has moved a dozen times in the thirteen years she's been in school. Her most recent move takes her and her mother from Washington to Idaho where, maybe, they can finally be safe. The move also brings her to Win, another high school senior she meets on the bus. While Win helps Vivi navigate the last twenty days of her high school career, they make plans for a future they both know will be cut short, either by Vivi's mom uprooting again or Win
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Beck Anderson believes in the power of perfectly imperfect women and in the healing power of love.

A two-time Rita© finalist, she's the author of five novels including the Fix You series and The Jeweler. Her latest novel, Worst Case, is her first YA work and released 1/16/18.

Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two boys, lovi
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