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What if…You Put it Down, Flipped it and Reversed It?

March 6, 2015

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay.  March 17, 2015.  Katherine Tegan Books.  hb $17.99. 329pp. 9780062295484.  Grades 7 and Up.

Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it21795576
– Missy Elliott’s “Work It”

…that’s all I kept hearing while reading this ARC.  The story, however has NOTHING to do with what Missy is talking about…it’s just the concept of “what if” for the main character that falls into the “flip it and reverse it mold”  and the grittiness is exactly the attitude needed in some instances that’s needed by our protagonist to pull through her issues….

  • What if Fiona never had an accident that scarred her for life?

flip it and reverse it…

  • What if the surgery never happened?

is it worth it?

  • What if someone heard my music?

let me work it…

  • What if…?
  • What if I’d never…?
  • What if I did…?

Told in alteranating POVs this contemporary fiction turns out to be a more mellow version of what the cover would lead you to believe.  This is definitely a Girls’ Read: a little humor, some tragedy, a huge pinch of self-esteem issues, the heart throb…and there you have it…

I will put this in my library for all my girls who love that romantic tear jerker in which life crashes down in the middle of “forever after.”  Coming out March 17, 2015.

headshot croppedMoriah McStay lives in Memphis, TN with her husband and 3 daughters.  This is her first novel.  She’s currently working on a second.

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