Lissa's Review: The Opposite of Ordinary by Jessica Sorensen
RELEASED: October 16th 2016
GENRE: YA, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
LENGTH: 235 pages
FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
One day ago my life was pretty perfect. But a lot can change in a day. In one day, I went from being Ashlynn Wynterland, one of the most popular girls in school to being the girl who spends lunchtime hiding out in Mr. Chester’s classroom and watching Maxon Harter and his science obsessed friends mess around with experiments. All because Queeny Harlington thinks I made out with her crush. Queeny Harlington is the queen of Fareland high. And up until a day ago, she was my best friend. Now she’s my worst enemy who’s threatening to tell the entire school all of my secrets. Being the friendless, social outcast has its downsides. So, when Maxon Harter invites me to hang out with him and his mad scientist friends, I accept his offer, even though they all seem to despise me. Which is fine. Sort of… The truth is I’ve always thought Maxon was cute in a weirdly unordinary way. And the more I get to know him, the more I find myself crushing on him badly. Which makes me wonder if I’ve always been a weirdly unordinary kind of girl, but was too afraid to admit it. But when Queeny decides to tell everyone my darkest secret of all, I doubt Maxon and my new friends will accept me anymore. I need to stop her, and the only way to do that may be to figure out who made up the rumor that I kissed her crush.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
The Opposite of Ordinary, is really about a girl trying to find herself again. After getting dis-friended by the Queen (you know what) in high school.
I actually really liked Ashlynn. I loved seeing her growth through out this story. The chemistry between her and Maxon was very real to me.
Sorenson, has written a ton of books. I’ve only had the pleasure of reading only a few. But each time, she brings these characters to life. She has a way of pulling at your heartstrings. I did tear up reading this story, especially when Ashlynn had to deal with the consequences of her actions.
The characters were very likable through out this story, especially Clove. I would love to see a story, with just him. He was an interesting character. There are also the unlikable characters. But in the end, the unlikable ones really did get what they deserved.
Overall, I give this story Five Boundless Stars. It had great characters, character development, and it pulled at my heartstrings.