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"Edgy and smart with a sweet and sexy core.” —Rachel Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes on Me

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 t
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Published May 7th 2019 by Entangled: Teen
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Faith Simon
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
*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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3/5 ⭐⭐⭐

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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 ★
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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Kate R
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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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Manon the Malicious
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*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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Eve beinguniquebooks
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
**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  ·  review of another edition
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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Jen Zingaro
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Lindsay
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  ·  review of another edition
"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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Lisa Mandina
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Amy
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
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
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
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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Emma Kiely
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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Amber H.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've said this before and I'll say it again--I wish I'd had Molly's books available during my middle and high school years. They're everything I didn't know I was looking for back then. I was always searching for strong heroines and dreamy crushes, and Ask Me Anything delivered BOTH in one gorgeous package. Molly tackles some of the most difficult subjects that so many kids struggle with in even today's society with honesty and grace, and it's one of the reasons I'll be encouraging ALL YOUNG ADU ...more
Amy
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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Anabel
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed and advanced copy of this book, received through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Set in a private high-school with an approach to sex-education taken from the last century, a teenage girl tries to fight it from virtual anonymity. Ask Me Anything is an entertaining read. However, in my opinion, what stands out the most and what gives depth and value to the story, is precisely ‘Ask Me Anything’. Overall, it might be a
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Sara Oxton
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ask Me Anything by Molly E Lee a five-star read you would ask anything for. I really didn’t know what to expect with this one, I started it and enjoyed it, but then all of a sudden I couldn’t put it down, the competitive edge took over and I couldn’t help myself I had to finish this no matter the time. I am not the target audience for this story as I finished high school many moons ago (back when the internet was a new thing), but I did attend a Catholic school that had the highest teen pregnanc ...more
Julie Foster
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.

This book is great. I LOVED the blog/online aspect of it. It was a fresh new concept in my usual genre. Wonderful!!!

I also LOVED that the main characters were into computer programming stuff. I know NOTHING about any programming, but this details stuck out A LOT to me. The story line flowed very well. The characters are memorable. I LOVED HER PARENTS! The wit and quippy comebacks were funny as hell. Great banter between the characters.

This book really did touch me. It was a wonderful breat
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Julia | TheReadingConspiracy.com
I voluntarily received this advanced reading copy through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

3.5 stars for the originality and great concept. The summary reminded me of Netflix's Sex Education, which is a show that I absolutely love for its originality and quirkiness. I was expecting this to be similar and it kind of started off that way but it didn't deliver as I hoped.

I found myself wishing for more quirkiness and more fun. I wish there was more of an in-depth representation of codin
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Sarah Cook
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear goodness. I absolutely loved this book! Further review to come once I have time to process my thoughts and write one thoroughly!
Sarah
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
The blurb was so exciting for me! A girl in a conservative school takes to the internet to anonymously dole out sex and relationship advice! It's what I dream of young women doing these days.

Then, I read it. I questioned why I was still reading five or six times during the book. Working with teenagers, this book reads nothing like any teenager I've ever met. There's a weird focus on being a hacker, but with everything reading a bit outdated - things I remember hackers saying and doing in the ea
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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