Ask Me Anything
“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 kick-ass coder, so I created a totally anonymous, totally untraceable blog where teens can com...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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more