Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review: Hannah Both Ways - Rosie Greenway



A devastating Twitter prank yanks Hannah out of the popular crowd and turns her into the high school’s best bad joke. Determined to finish the year and graduate, Hannah must keep the humiliating details from her impulsive mother—who just might pack up their belongings and move. Again.

Hannah hovers below the radar by submersing herself in a new routine. Post-it notes, Dewey Decimal numbers and carefully planned trips to the library are her refuge. That is, until a persistent new student invades her space. Lucas has complete disregard for Hannah’s cynicism and snark, and he seems to know the bullies who targeted her. Can Hannah trust him, or is he part of another ploy to torment her?

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Oh Hannah Both Ways, I am so, so very glad I pushed past the slowish start to get to the meat of you!  I adore this book.  It’s such a wonderful, and true to life portrayal of the ups and downs of modern day high school.  As horrible as it sounds, I found Greenway’s skill with using social media, and it’s wildfire rumor mill, fantastic; because she took into mind, exactly how devastating it can be.

Further, I found not only Hannah and Lucas to be superbly wrought characters, each with very distinctive mannerisms; from Hannah’s grounding technique using the dewey decimal system, to Lucas’ ‘wise beyond his years’ feel - but, also, all of the secondary characters Greenway populated the novel with equally as well fleshed out.

While I feel that Hannah Both Ways and Greenways writing will appeal to not only fans of John Green and XX, and the contemporary side of today’s YA world, I do worry that the slower pacing and start to the story might lose a few readers.  That being said, I highly recommend Hannah Both Ways, both for its take of how social media influences our world, and for the sweet romance.  I cannot wait to get my hands on Greenway’s next book!

-Physical copy provided by publisher, in exchange for review during blog tour


About the Author

Rosie Greenway grew up on the outskirts of Toronto, and continues to live and work in the GTA with her husband and family. After spending her formative years public-school hopping, Rosie attended the University of Toronto, specializing in English literature.  A former English teacher, Rosie now finds herself putting into practice the many lessons she used to impart to the students in her class room. While she has often turned to writing as a way to relax and unwind, Hannah Both Ways is her first foray into the world of Young Adult publishing.
When she isn’t writing, Rosie is an avid traveler, armchair film critic, enthusiastic foodie and voracious reader.  She is a passionate literacy advocate and one of her greatest achievements is instilling in her daughter the joy of reading.

You can connect with Rosie on Twitter @Rosie_Greenway.

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  • Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (US/Canada)
  • Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway (INT)


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