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HAPPY FRIDAY 13TH! I hope y’all haven’t had bad days. 😀 And if you have had a bad day, I’m about to lighten it with some Courtney Summers epicness and a giveaway at the end. So I wasn’t going to file this under a discussion post but we are discussing the awesomeness of Courtney Summers’ books so it works well enough!
So why do I love Courtney Summers? Here’s just a few!
I love that her characters are honest.
I was rather awed about most of the supporting characters in mainly Some Girls Are. Characters like Milo and Michael aren’t afraid to express their feelings no matter how harsh the situations have been for Regina or Eddie. What pains me mostly in novels is where characters are not being honest or being discretely annoyed at fellow characters. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. No matter how brutal the situation, life is life so may as well make the characters authentic and expressive.
The themes Courtney Summers addresses are quite a numbrer; from bullying, death, depression, loss, friendships, forgiveness, love and family. Each and every single one of them are accentuated in her novels and play important roles but not so obvious that I feel like I’m reading a self-help fictional novel. While Courtney’s books brought no tears, they kept me meddling over these issues that are so common in real life, and more importantly, how necessary it is for teens (and adults!) to read them.
The love interests
Courtney Summers seems to have a constant rate of swoony and cute love interests. She doesn’t make Michael, Rhys, Milo, Culler or Jake the superhero to their difficulties- but makes them the subplot which is just at the right level. Not non-existent but not dominating.
Even in Courtney’s This Is Not A Test, the characters and plot lines felt genuine and insanely vivid. Her writing leaves me constantly speechless and I seriously don’t know if I’ll read such a fantastic xombie book ever again after Courtney’s. Courtney’s writing has a way of jumping out of the page; the words three dimensional.
So that’s me, what about you guys? Why do you love Courtney Summers’ writing? Or, why can’t you wait to read her novels?
1. You must be 13 years or older
2. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for lost items
3. No cheating
4. International. (Any country that gets shipped to via The Book Depository)
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