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Ferocity Summer (2012)

by Alissa Grosso(Favorite Author)
3.25 of 5 Votes: 1
073873070X (ISBN13: 9780738730707)
Flux Books
review 1: I really enjoyed this book. It was gritty and realistic and it was actually a little scary when you think about how teenagers are actually doing this. I was really surprised at how gripping the novel was. It sucked me in and I read this in one day. There was something about Pricilla that is easy to relate too. She is a character that teenager girls can read about and compare her story with theirs.The situations and plot surrounding Ferocity Summer happen more than people think. I think this is a great eye opener into the world of drugs and alcohol and it's effects on the average teen.This is a book that I feel every teen should read. Whether they are a boy or a girl. There is a message that everyone can take home from this. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I applaud Alis... moresa for not being afraid to be raw and edgy with her book!
review 2: When I picked up FEROCITY SUMMER by Alissa Grosso, I was not expecting such a twisty, turny action-packed book. I knew that the book dealt with a few unsavory things that are all too real to many teens: a rough home life, a best friend with an alcohol problem, the huge divide between working and upper class, and drugs. Specifically the fictional-but-could-be-ripped-from-the-headlines drug called Ferocity.So as not to spoil you, I'm going to give you a wee list of fun other things that make what could have been a simple issues book into a pseudo heist thriller:1. The BFF's older brother who may or may not be the main character, Scilla's, honey. Sometimes.2. Said older brother may or may not be involved in some illegal dealings with illegal substances.3. Someone has been going town to town robbing convenience stores. 4. Road trip.5. An FBI agent with horrible fashion sense.6. That older brother's ex-college-room mate who knows things. And hates the government. But likes Scilla.7. And then there's that whole Scilla and her BFF might have killed someone by accident thing.So that's the deal. And it's all told in tight, unflinching prose that made the book not only compulsively readable and emotionally gripping, but also a literary delight. FEROCITY SUMMER takes teen issues and ups the stakes. Sort of like Laurie Halse Anderson's WINTER GIRLS meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, minus the supernatural. And the scariest part? It could probably happen in your town less
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loved this book! loved the characters and really felt for them.
Well done! Fast and furious! The title is perfect!
Shockingly gritty! Well written.
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