Teenager, Olivia “Liv” Blakely understands just how crucial it is to uphold a good image, no matter how fake it might feel. As her father is running for governor and her love life dream finally becomes reality, Liv has a battle to face. Bulimia, her eating disorder, takes its toll until she eventually realizes what she has to live for. Liv Blakely has to fight the media, hungry for interesting, juicy gossip, but she she doesn’t do it alone. Liv Blakely and her friends know there are no short-cuts to the bare truth.
The book Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz was a wonderful display of love and suffering wrapped into one. The aspect of this book that did not appeal to me was the blood and depression. When I read these parts of the book, I felt like shutting the cover and not reading it again. This is something that I felt I couldn’t handle, but others might not be bothered by it. I definitely recommend readers to give Someone to Love a chance.
One memorable thing about this book was how severe and dangerous the main character’s depression. It was becoming so out of hand, that she even started harming herself. I will definitely not be able to get this image out of my head for at least a few weeks!
Reviewed by Nikki, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Library