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"Ask Me Anything isn't just any YA romance. This is a badass YA romance…" -Hypabale.com

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
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Entangled: Teen
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Faith Simon
*I received an advanced reader copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
*** I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of ASK ME ANYTHING by Molly E Lee. All thoughts and opinions are my own.***

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
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Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

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

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Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
I have to mention how much I love this cover first.  I'm not a huge fan of covers with people, but the coding all over makes this one really stand out to me.



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
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temi ★
Apr 28, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF at 55%.

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
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Erin
I’m loathe to use ‘text speak’ or modern colloquialisms in a review but this is one woke novel.

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
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Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via NetGalley.

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
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Kate R
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I am so impressed with this book! It was a refreshing young adult talking about sex in an empowering way, with coding and hacking added in. It’s a super unique book in this genre and I really enjoyed how different it was.

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
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Alexandra Luca
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
do you like the concept of the tv show Sex Education? read this book
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
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Manon the Malicious
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
*4.25 Stars*

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
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Shirley Cuypers
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, ebooks, arc-beta
Original review

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
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Eve beinguniquebooks
Two coders in the same school fall in love after getting closer through coding club especially being the sole members and rival's.



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
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Tayler Steele
**I was provided an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own.**

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
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Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4 Stars

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
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Ali McTavish
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hello My Book Loves! Today I am reviewing Ask My Anything by Molly E. Lee. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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
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SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

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

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Jen Zingaro
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I enjoyed how different this story is.
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
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Morris
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
This is an enjoyable YA romance that dares to tackle sex education, or lack thereof, and does it well. The characters are likeable and the plot doesn't drag. Recommended!

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Lisa Mandina
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew from the author's reasoning for writing the book when I heard about it, as well as the topic and knowing that the main character had experienced something similar to what I experienced when I was younger, that this book was right up my alley. This did not prepare me for how good this book really turned out to be. The story was so realistic. The way certain people acted, the fellow students, to the types of questions people might have, as well as even when they're answered a certain way, s ...more
Lindsay
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ask Me Anything tackled a difficult subject in today's society. The context and Amber's fight for justice was the backbone of the story. The topic was executed perfectly, but the characters dragged the story down by squashing its important message.

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
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Stacy Fetters
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Don’t be like those guys who make a mistake and bury their heads in the sand for the rest of their lives. Be the guy girls lose their minds over.”

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
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Amy
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Of all the wonderful things Molly E. Lee does in this book, my favorite is how she approaches teen curiosity about sex and relationships. She does so in an interesting way, too, which makes Ask Me Anything one of those books that will open not just the minds of teenagers but their parents’ as well.

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
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Holly
I love absolutely every. single. thing. about this book:

-our main character, Amber;
-Dean;
-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;
-Dean;
-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
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Susan's Reviews
My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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
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Seema Rao
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Lee's Love in the Friend Zone. I liked this one, but not quite as much as her earlier book. This book has a great romance, and the treatment of teen sexuality is really strong. This is definitely a shameless look at sex. My issue was with the coding. It felt a bit cheesy, like someone said to lee, great story, now adding coding to make it topical. It was a bit like that old Angelina Jolie movie about hackers that was a little mass-produced. If you take all the coding/ hacker stuff with a ...more
Emma Kiely
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an Arc of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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
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2kasmom
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amber goes to a high school where sex ed is treated almost as a joke. She has friends who sincerely want answers to their questions. She also has a mom who writes romance fiction and is not afraid to answer such questions.

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
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Marissa Chavez
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pixie + NightLocker = ☺💙

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
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Marisela M. Chavez
One of the best story!!! 💜

Molly has done it again. The story between Amber and Dean had me smiling throughout the whole book. I loved everything about them, the banter and everything in between. How they were always there for one another you just had to speak their code DC. This has too be one of the best writing and story from Molly she did not disappoint. Thank you, for such an incredible story.
Amy
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites-2019
Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way. All opinions shared are my own.

I’m going to throw this out there now. If it wasn’t obvious from the synopsis, Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee is a very sex-positive novel. Personally, I think Lee addressed the topic of sex education in a very unique and positive way, and I absolutely loved it. Not only is it a solid YA r
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Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, the Grad Night series and the Love on the Edge series. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, ...more

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