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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,741 ratings  ·  535 reviews
Izzy O’Neill hier! Straatarme wees, ambitieuze cabaretier en Ongelooflijke Slet, als je de roddelsites tenminste mag geloven…

Izzy had nooit verwacht dat ze op haar achttiende het slachtoffer zou zijn van eeninternationaal online-schandaal. Maar als expliciete foto’s van haar met de zoon van een politicus online komen te staan, laten treiteraars niets van haar heel. Gewapen
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Paperback, 333 pages
Published April 30th 2018 by Karakter (first published March 8th 2018)
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Taiwo | A Lifestyle Nerd It's not romance. It's a YA Contemporary with a lot of humour and feminism. The romance plays a VERY VERY small part in the book and it's not a…moreIt's not romance. It's a YA Contemporary with a lot of humour and feminism. The romance plays a VERY VERY small part in the book and it's not a romance in the erotic sense of it. Just a bit of kissing.(less)

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Beth
ALL OF THE STARS

Thank you so much netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review.

"Shame. It’s a peculiar beast, especially when it happens in public. It leaves you powerless. It strips you of everything you thought you knew about yourself, forces you to examine the very core of your being."

Where to even begin with this book?! This is one of those where I would honestly want anyone and everyone to read it. It has so many topics that can start a conversation, all of the topics ar
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Lia
I don't want to sound dramatic but this book is going to change the world.


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When I just finished reading this book, my first reaction was “this book is going to change the world” and I still stand by that statement. There have been a lot of books with feminist themes and about feminist topics but none of them have been like this. None of which have had the potential to be this influential (at least not to the extent that I’ve read). This book is so p
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Fuzaila
Having sex with guys you barely know, at a party, in public, is one thing. But demanding other people to respect your choices is something else entirely. While this book is right on terms like dealing with revenge-porn AND slut-shaming only the girl where a boy is equally involved, it fails in giving out a proper message.

Izzy O’Neill is bought to nationwide attention, when her two one-night stands at a party go viral. The humorous exterior she built for herself can only last so long when the wh
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Tan Markovic
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviews can be found at: www.booknerdtan.wordpress.com

Izzy is a typical high schooler and budding comedian. She goes to parties, drinks beer and makes out with boys – just like every other 18 year old. What’s different in Izzy’s case is that one night, she goes to a party, drinks beer, has sex… and ends up being at the centre of a sex scandal with a politicians’ son and the victim of a horrible slut shaming website.

I was excited for this book the minute I read the synopsis on Goodreads and I am
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Friendship, sex, feminism, blame, attraction.

There are not enough stars in the world for this wonderful book.

Before reading, I was pretty excited for this book. I'd caught my first glimpse at YALC, failed in my endeavours begging for a copy, then managed to get it on NetGalley.

As I was reading, I felt all sorts of emotions. I subjected Steph to a lot of them because she'd already read it. This is a book to make you angry, but it is also gloriously written.

After reading, I sat and stared
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Francina Simone
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK IS ABSOLUTELY FUCKING FANTASTIC!!!

I HAVE TO MAKE A VERY THOROUGH VIDEO REVIEW!!!

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LOFE UNTIL “BITCHES BITE BACK”?!?!
Emer
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Emer by: Nkisha
BOOK I THINK I LOVE YOU!!!


I have lots and lots of feels but they are incoherent feels...

I NEEDS TIME TO PROCESS

So this might be a complete mess of a review....
Nah. It WILL be.
Who am I kidding 😂


Just this is feminist to its beautiful core. WHICH BASICALLY MEANS IT'S ABOUT EQUALITY OF THE SEXES SO IT'S NOT SOME CRAZY BOOK SHOUTING WOMEN ARE BETTER OR SOME CRAP SO GET THAT DELUDED AND NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS OUT OF YOUR HEAD.

It's a sad indictment into the treatment of revenge porn in particular s
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Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
I generally really enjoyed this, and it addressed some important issues too, but the one thing is that I wish there was more towards the end, with more of the feminism stuff

I really liked the layout, how it was written as blog entries mostly, it was really fun to read, especially with the narrator adding extra notes in every now and then

Izzy was such a great character tbh, but I wish there was more of her standing up to the world about the feminist things, like slut shaming, and 'nice guys' , ra
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Kate (GirlReading)
You know you’re going to be in for a treat when a book features a dachshund called Dumbledore and after reading and heavily relating to the line “maybe I’m just being melodramatic. I just really hate getting out of bed” on the third page, I very quickly realised The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven was not going to disappoint. *spoiler alert: it definitely didn’t disappoint.* The Exact Opposite of Okay was the Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging/Easy A mash up I didn’t know I’d been longing ...more
ambsreads
Trigger Warnings: racist comments, homophobic comments, sexism, slut shaming, asshole guys, creepy older men, depression, anxiety, revenge porn, the death of parents, sex (not graphic)

THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MY BLOG. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT

I went in to The Exact Opposite of Okay expecting absolutely nothing. I didn’t think I would even like it. I’d read the first page on my Kindle at least seven times and gone ‘eh no thanks’ before I finally decided to completely jump in. I absolutely
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Malanie
*deeply inhales fresh air*

oh god this is the book i've been waiting for, at long last????? c: c: c:

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Odette Knappers
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, inbezit, gesigneerd
Dit kan wel eens het beste YA boek van 2018 voor me zijn.

Slutshaming, vrouwelijke seksualiteit en alles dat er mis is met onze huidige maatschappij zit in dit boek. En het is overgoten met een enorme uitgeschoten scheut gortdroge humor.

Ik kan een heel verhaal gaan ophangen met meer uitweidingen over waarom dit boek zo geweldig is, maar dat ^ vat het samen. Dit boek is geweldig. En superbelangrijk. En megagoed.

Iedereen zou dit boek moeten lezen. Iedereen. Echt.
beth ✨
Hmm... I have really mixed feelings on this book. Review to come closer to release date.

Zoë ☆
Just ordered a physical copy because this was one of my favourite books of the year! I also found out that there’s going to be a sequel just now so that’s awesome!!
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I can't believe how underrated this book is, I have literally only seen like two people reading it BUT IT'S SO GOOOOD
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The Exact Opposite of Okay was such a great book!
I think it is relatable to a lot of girls and it was very inspiring and empowering to read! It was full of great humour too!!
Definitely recommend 😊
♔ Jaela ♊ Killer ⚔ QUEEN
W O N D E R F U L

I really didn't think this would be one of my favorites. It's been such a long time since I labeled a book as a favorite.
I am impressed. With the main character. Izzy is such a beautiful soul. I don't agree with all of her choices, but she's only 18!!! A teenager. What do you expect? At that age everybody is allowed to make stupid decisions or act crazy. What should everybody shame her for her way of living? Everyone of us does most of what she did. It is so normal now. The o
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Dany
I will be whole heartedly dramatic and yell "this book will change your world".

I had resistance picking up this book because of my friend(whose opinions i care for) who didn't had a strong opinion about this one .

But this book changed the world and changed me.
(If you're here for the review scroll through until you find review in block letters. Thank you for your patience)

Izzy is a sexually active and "do or die" kind of person . (We have to remember the boy MC who we had with this same trope unt
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Marcia
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Allesbehalve oké is absoluut een aanrader voor alle (tiener)meisjes vanwege het onderwerp. Seksualiteit, slut-shaming, feminisme - een prachtig actuele thematiek. Ik vind het heel belangrijk dat er over dergelijke onderwerpen geschreven wordt.
Maar vond ik het een goed boek? Niet echt. De vele verwijzingen naar Harry Potter en andere popcultuur voelde voor mij erg geforceerd aan en ook de schrijfstijl lag mij persoonlijk niet. De personages zijn wat mij betreft iets te veel de 'perfecte buitenbe
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Monica Haak
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4,5/5 sterren!
in het begin een combi van heel grappig en heel irritant maar daarna toch wel echt heel goed en actueel.

http://myperfectbooklife.blogspot.nl/...
Marochka
Язык простой (я бы даже сказала, для не слишком далеких людей), книга небольшая.
Знакомьтесь, Иззи – худший персонаж всех времен и народов. Распущенная хамка, которая считает себя центром вселенной и которой все обязаны. Это какой-то ужас. И она еще всю книгу со мной спорит (да, вот так вот… такой персонаж спорит с читателем, доказывая ему, что она королева, а читатель – нетолерантный дебил из среднего века, которого надо сжечь на костре, если он хоть в чем-то с ней не согласен).
А этот ужасный ю
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Kelly
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kelly by: Beth
Actual rating- 4.5 stars.

This may be a bit long. Firstly, thanks to Beth for the recommendation and the other people who told me just buy the book already, in one form or another. :) And now that I took their advice and have read it, I'm listening to a bunch of female positive songs, including but not limited to, Beyoncé- Run the World (Girls), Little Mix- Salute and Jordin Sparks- I Am Woman.

Cause, you know, we woman are amazing!
And basically, everyone needs to read this book. (As both a wom
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Stacey (prettybooks)
18-year-old Izzy parties, drinks, dances and... sleeps with a boy. But that's her business. Until a slut-shaming website is set up and she becomes the centre of a national scandal because the boy in question is a politician's son. Thankfully, Izzy doesn't have to deal with it alone.

Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books.

Thank you to the publisher for providing this book for review!
Rowan
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
In het begin irriteerde ik me een beetje aan de humor; de humor was grappig, maar het was een beetje te véél. Gelukkig werd dat wel minder, en het onderwerp van dit boek is wel heel belangrijk om aandacht aan te besteden. Het is actueel en het zal veel meisjes aanspreken. Hoewel de gebeurtenissen best heftig zijn, wordt alles op een luchtige en grappige manier verteld, waardoor ik het boek zo uit had! Fijn. :)
Oda Renate
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 million stars.
I went into it thinking it would be about slut shaming, which it is but its about so much more, its about gender, high school, life, choices, screenplays and edgy jokes.
Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE how Izzy mentions that she cant get a job, I have never had a job in my life have applied but never gotten one, seems that in tv\movies\books if a character needs money they get a job in no time. Refreshing to see that Izzy does NOT have one.
I NEED this to be adapted as a movie!
Kirsty
Feb 11, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not for me

I hate books with dead parents especially when they go on and on about it. Constant references to tragic orphan status got old quickly.

I didn't get the humour at all and found main character to be a bit callous at times.

Moving on to something else and DNFing this.
Milena
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious. Also, very, very important.
Esther
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Als je een feel good boek zoekt, raad ik je dit boek aan. Ik vond dit boek zo leuk!
Kwante in Wonderland
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved it!! Review will follow on my blog soon!
Megan
3.5 stars.

This had a ton of great feminist vibes and messages, and I enjoyed it overall, but the second half of the novel was definitely the strongest. It took a little while for me to get into the writing at the beginning (in the style of diary-entry type blog posts, with some extra edited asides from Izzy), but my main problem was that the humour didn't always translate well on the page.

Books like this that rely a lot on humour can be pretty hit and miss for me, because telling jokes verbally
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Jenniely
Hey guys, I really, REALLY loved this book and I’m so excited to share my review with you. It’s out now, so make sure you grab a copy! If you’ve already read it, remember to leave your review on retail sites like Amazon!

“Bitches bite back. And men hate that. Society hates that.” – Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay


The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven is an eye-opening look into people’s capacity to destroy one another. It explores themes of revenge porn, friendship-zones, entitled bo
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Sigrid
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FAVORIET VAN 2018

Vanaf de eerste pagina zat ik in het verhaal. Op pagina 50 wilde ik opnieuw beginnen lezen, omdat het boek volstaat met fantastische quotes en grappige frasen. Om tijd te besparen (het doel was Allesbehalve oké uit te lezen vóór Yalfest) ben ik toch maar gewoon blijven lezen. Tot het einde heb ik met veel plezier gelezen. Ik raad dit boek aan letterlijk iedereen aan, misschien nog het meest aan mijn eigen leerlingen en collega-leerkrachten.

(Ik waarschuw je alvast, dit wordt een
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