The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

“Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Oh. My. God. I actually cannot tell you how much I loved this book. I would give it an infinite number of stars if it was possible. That is how much I loved it. Have you ever thought how can this book possibly be more amazing than all of the other books you have read? But then bam the book does just that? This feeling is exactly what I had whilst reading this book. I genuinely didn’t anticipate how good it would truly be. One thing that made this book really stand out was it was almost like a book within a book. It was essentially Izzy’s manuscript for a book she is writing about the scandal and she uses blog posts she wrote around that time and adds her own notes to what she wrote then.

Izzy is the funniest and yet heartwarming character I have ever read. I found myself laughing from the first page, I was really drawn in by her. I also loved her best friend Ajita and her grandma Betty and even the fact she had a dog called Dumbledore. I feel like every woman needs to read this book. It is so relevant it is unreal. It really makes you look at your life differently, whether you can relate to Izzy’s experience or not. Izzy is a bad ass feminist that every woman needs in their life. I also have to say for a debut novel, it is absolutely amazing!! It also came out four days ago and I got it on the day it came out which was quite a new experience for me. Due to having a new kindle I pre-ordered the book the night before it was due to come out so when I turned my kindle on the next morning it downloaded automatically which was great! I don’t think I could possibly recommend it enough, you just need to go and read it.

Have you read the exact opposite of okay? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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