Title: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Genres: Romance, YA, Mystery, Contemporary, NA
Published by: Hoover Ink (January 7th, 2015)
Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.
What I Thought
Going into this book, I didn’t know much about it. However, it was free, and everyone on Bookstagram/the blogs I follow are in love with this book, so I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed!
This review will probably be a bit shorter than usual, because Never Never is one of those books where it’s better if you know nothing about it. I went into reading it that way, and I am so glad I did! This book was so mysterious, and I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen. It ended on the perfect type of cliffhanger, and I desperately need to read part 2 very soon!
The characters in this book felt so real. Charlie and Silas were very intriguing, well-rounded characters. I also loved their siblings. I hope they will play more prominent roles in parts 2 and 3.
My only issue I had with this book was the sexual content. I realize that Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are usually New Adult writers, and so their books sometimes feature more mature themes (especially Tarryn Fisher; most of Colleen Hoover’s books are usually not too sexual based off what I’ve read/heard from others), that being said this book is being labeled as a young adult book. Some of the content in this book, while not explicit, seemed a bit too inappropriate for a YA book. Speaking for me personally, I’d say I’m a fairly… modest person. Had I been, say fifteen or sixteen, when I read Never Never, I think I would have been super embarrassed and a bit uncomfortable reading this book, which is a shame, because the actual story is amazing.
Overall, Never Never is a really intriguing, mysterious read. It is probably one of the best mystery stories that I have read in a while. It’s quite short also, so that makes it a very quick read. If you can get past the sexual content, or if stuff like that doesn’t bother you, I would definitely recommend this book to older teens and/or anyone looking for a fresh, fast-paced mystery.