Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always

Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janine Hoole


Ok to be honest with you this book caught my eye because of the cover and I thought with a cover like that the story must be good, right?  Well the story was not bad, but I just didn’t feel connected to this book.

The start of the book focused on religion and how religious Cass and her family are.  Then it focuses on being gay and then on bullying.  I felt torn.  I felt like there were too many concepts under one cover.

Overall, the writing was good, the characters were ok, and the plot had too much going on.  It was not a bad book by all means, just had a bit too much going on for my taste.


Cassandra fears rocking the family boat. Instead, she sinks it. Assigned by her English teacher to write a poem that reveals her true self, Cassandra Randall is stuck. Her family's religion is so overbearing, she can NEVER write about who she truly is. So Cass does what any self-respecting high school girl would do: she secretly begins writing a tarot-inspired advice blog. When Drew Godfrey, an awkward outcast with unwashed hair, writes to her, the situation spirals into what the school calls "a cyberbullying crisis" and what the church calls "sorcery." Cass wants to be the kind of person who sticks up for the persecuted, who protects the victims the way she tries to protect her brother from the homophobes in her church. But what if she's just another bully? What will it take for her to step up and tell the truth?

1 comment:

  1. The cover is very eyecatching, but it sounds like this book is just all over the places as far as plot goes.