In My Library--Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always




by Elissa Janine Hoole

3 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads: Cassandra fears rocking the family boat. Instead, she sinks it. 

Assigned by her English teacher to write a poem that reveals her true self, Cassandra Randall is stuck. Her family's religion is so overbearing, she can NEVER write about who she truly is. So Cass does what any self-respecting high school girl would do: she secretly begins writing a tarot-inspired advice blog. When Drew Godfrey, an awkward outcast with unwashed hair, writes to her, the situation spirals into what the school calls "a cyberbullying crisis" and what the church calls "sorcery." 

Cass wants to be the kind of person who sticks up for the persecuted, who protects the victims the way she tries to protect her brother from the homophobes in her church. But what if she's just another bully? What will it take for her to step up and tell the truth?

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Bullying is a big problem these days, especially for people who hide behind the screen. I thought that Cass was a relatable character since she doesn't quite fit in with her family and wants to push the boundaries of her parents rules. I think that what she experiences--struggling with sticking up for the "loser" in school, sneaking out of the house, etc.--was very relatable and believable, but I also thought that the book was pretty predictable. 

I'd recommend this book to teenagers, but not adults. 
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