Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!
I was going through a box of old ARCs at my library and found one that had been on my TBR list for ages. This novel migrated to my bookshelf and finally because of the Great Pause, I was able to get to it.
The cover and title totally caught my eye.
Title: Read Between the Lines
Author: Jo Knowles
Receiving the finger connects several stories of characters in this small town high school. Characters are victims of bullying, dealing with their sexuality, frustration with their current situation, and friendship challenges.
I am having difficulty describing what this book is about because the only true cohesive storyline is the presence of the middle finger. This novel feels like a collection of short stories with glimmers of the other stories. I thought it was a cool concept. However, the development wasn’t there and once you start liking a character, you move on to another one. I struggled reading this book because it just wasn’t grabbing me. This is certainly a case of being tricked by the cover.