Ask Me Anything
I should’ve kept my mouth shut.
But Wilmont Academy’s been living in the Dark Ages when it comes to sex ed, and someone had to take matters into her own hands. Well, I’m a kickass coder, so I created a totally anonymous, totally untraceable blog where teens can come to get real, honest, n ...more
Upon reading the premise of this book, it sounded to me like just the feminist-centric read I've been missing in my reading life for the last few months. Reading this book felt exactly like watching a teen movie, a heartwarming romance, a tragic backstory, a nasty and overbearing principle, really involved parents, a funny best friend with her stellar hot boyfriend, and of course, your favourite ma ...more
Fed up with her school’s antiquated abstinence only approach to sex ed, Amber creates an anonymous sex education blog ASK ME ANYTHING not realizing her crush and coding rival Dean would be tasked with finding the source of the blog.
I love female centric, sex positive books for teens. ASK ME ANYTHING conveys that message without ever being a Book With A Message. Although ...more
I want to thank NetGalley & Entangled: Teen for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review
I enjoyed reading this book, I appreciate that authors are encouraged to touch things such as sex education in YA literature, it's very important that young people are actually enjoying of reading an entertaining plot but also can inform themselves at the same time, you know?. I liked that aspect of the book a lot and I think it was very well handled
You can find this one and more of ...more
I also want to mention WARNINGS first because some of the issues will be discussed in my review and I don't want anyone hurt. Warnings for sexual assault, teenage pregnancy, blackmail, somewhat abusive behavior, parents/teachers not wanting to teach about safe sex and shaming teens who have sex, birth control, relationship issues, trust iss ...more
This is boring. After reading the blurb, I expected a book simply about a girl nailing her principal's ancient methods by creating a blog where she gives people advice on sex-related stuff. I would've been annoyed but tolerant of just a touch of perfect-love-interest-person, but unfortunately, that's the whole book.
THIS IS BORING AND STUPID #1: These characters basically all have the same names.
Amber, Dean, Jessie, Josh, and probably a Samantha sprinkled in there. There's nothing wron ...more
Let’s set aside the hacking and wicked computer coding skills, because this is only a small part of the story, and let’s be honest here - well over my comprehension.
Sex education is not a how to. I repeat it is NOT A HOW TO. Teenagers have, are and will continue to engage in sexual behaviour regardless of their level of education in it. The importance of such education is to ensure that they go into i ...more
This book features an on-page sexual assault, lots of blackmail, and rape culture.
When I was in eighth grade, it was 2008 and the entire sex ed unit boiled down to our science class being taken over by a third-party group once a week for four weeks. It was light on the education, heavy on the abstinence-only fearmongering and pictures of what untreated STDs like gonorrhea look like. I double-checke ...more
And the 'Ask Me Anything' is a secret blog Amber develops to win a contest with Dean as to w ...more
Amber is a fierce, strong female dealing with a really bad breakup. She loved coding and hacking. Her parents were absolutely fantastic! Dean is the love interest. He was seriously the best guy; patient, kind, funny and sweet. He was living a bit in his brother’s shadow in the ...more
this book talks about the problems that are still present in our day to day life, about how sex education is a very needed subject in schools nowadays and how frowned upon it is by authorities, people with power and even some parents.
it shows how necessary this knowledge is for young teenagers, for them to learn about sex, their bodies and so many other things.
besides that, the plot also focuses on Amber and Dean's relationship ...more
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ask Me Anything makes us dive into the hacking world with two main characters who love coding. Amber is a senior and just broke up with her boyfriend a few months ago. She barely mentions him by name and we know something happened. Dean has always been in awe of Amber but can tell something went down because she isn't as happy and open as she used to be.
When someone pranks the principal of their very private high s ...more
Only as Amber discovers, falling in love isn't like she first thought after she suffered before falling for a guy who abused her trust and violated her personal space. Trying to heal and overcome however, she never expected to happen this quick.
For Dean, he's top coder and the school president Tanner blackmails him to help try and trace the maker of Ask Me Anything, a ...more
I wish I could give this book 2 different ratings...
The first 65% I’d probably give a 3-4, but the last 45%, more like a 2-3. So I’m settling with a 3.5.
I had a hard time connecting with the storyline for a few reasons: I didn’t attend a strict private academy, I know nothing about the hacker community, and I’m probably older than the target audience, so I had a tough time empathizing here.
Another t ...more
Young Adult age-range: 14+ due to adult language and sexual content. The message of the novel is age-appropriate and I believe comforting and enlightening for readers, however it depends on the maturity of the reader, not necessarily their age.
Trying to be as spoiler-free as possible. Ultra-conservative private school is run by a power-hungry principal, who employs extortion to get what he wants from his students, in ord ...more
To start off, I really enjoyed this book, which is why I am giving it a 4.5 out of 5. It was a fun, easy read that totally helped pull me out of my reading slump
What I Liked
Amber – The main character is Amber, who is a computer whiz, hacker type. She was fed up with students not being able to get information so she decided to do something about ...more
I really enjoyed this book. This book is so much more than about a hacker girl that creates a website to fight the schools archaic sex-ed, all while falling for the hot hacker boy in school.
It is funny, sweet, romantic, heartbreaking, healing, informative and so much more.
I loved the writing, the dual POVs that just sucked me into their world. I also couldn’t help than just really like Amber and Dean and their supporting cast. I thought the characters and content where well thought ou...more
Two strong, smart, tech-y characters.
There is SUCH a good message with this story.
There's suspense as stories from the past and present are unraveled.
Amber is a strong girl who steps up and takes responsibility for herself. I absolutely loved the relationship that she has with her parents. I would love to see all families have that kind of safe dynamic. Dean is the right kind of guy. He's confident, charming and appreciates Amber for who she is rather than ...more
This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher. ...more
This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Teen and Netgalley!
Ask Me Anything is a standalone YA Contemporary and tells the story of Amber and Dean.
I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve had an ARC of Ask Me Anything for over a year… I got this ARC through Netgalley and I usually read everything as soon as I get a copy or closer to the release date, so I don’t really know why I waited with reading Ask Me Anything. I’m re ...more
Amber broke up with her ex-boyfriend who was the hottest guy in school and the star quarterback. She's average. Petite, skinny, bland features, nothing special. Not only was the hottest guy in the school in love with her, but so is the second hottest g ...more
Somehow I knew that this was going to be an instant love for me just by looking at the cover and I was so right. It pushed some boundaries, had a badass female lead character, and it was awesome.
Wilmont Academy is one of the most prestigious schools and helps people achieve their dreams of excellence. But when it comes to sex talk, they are living way ...more
Amber’s school is about as progressive as a tree stump (less, really) when it comes to the sexuality of its students. Lee shows you how the intent may be somewhat honorable (I think we can all understa ...more
-our main character, Amber;
-Amber’s incredible relationship with her parents, who are some of the most amazing parent characters I’ve seen in YA;
-Dean’s relationship with his siblings, especially his younger sister, Tessa;
-Amber’s best friends, Hannah and Jake;
-all the white-hat hacking and coding talk;
-Amber’s issues with trust and Dean’s overwhelming desire to be the one she can finally trust;
-the sex-positive discuss ...more
This book deals with sensitive subject matter: sex education is a taboo subject in Dean and Amber's private school, so Amber decides to go underground and create a website where sexually inquisitive teens can ask questions and get answers on this pressing subject. But with sexual experimentation and freedom come consequences: one of the teens has an unplanned pregnancy and (irrationally) bla ...more
Okay I’m OBSESSED with this book.
I absolutely cannot say I loved it enough.
I love the far it was about hacking and coding. Seeing a sting female character portrayed as a top coder was really amazing.
I felt so much for our main character I admired the fact she was a virgin and wasn’t doing what everyone else was doing because she wasn’t ready.
What got to me the most In this book was out main character ...more
Dean is a new friend that just happens to be hot. The fact the he is attracted to Amber is both a plus and a minus. She has sworn off dating right now, after the last creep she went out with. How can he convince her to be more?
This was such an interesting story. Right from the ...more
Oh my goodness! Amber and Dean had me from the very first page. I needed to know how everything was going to work for them. I loved how understanding he was of Amber. I also loved how he was there for his little sister. I absolutely loved that Amber was there helping her peers. She was just so brave that she had it her to do it. Amber and Dean together they were perfect! They absolutely worked so great with each other. I was happy see them so happy.💙
This has to be my fav ...more