Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Author: Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
❥ Synopsis: Getting in is just the beginning.
Phoebe can’t wait to get to college. On her own, discovering new things, no curfew…she’ll be free. And she’ll be totally different: cooler, prettier, smarter…the perfect potential girlfriend. Convenient: the only person from her high school also going to York is her longtime crush, Luke.
Luke didn’t set out to redefine himself, but as soon as he arrives on campus, he finds himself dumping his long-term long-distance girlfriend. And the changes don’t stop there. In fact, being on a soccer team is the only thing that stays the same.
Just when things start looking up (and Phoebe and Luke start hooking up), drama looms on the horizon. Rumors swirl about the Wall of Shame, a secret text chain run by Luke’s soccer team, filled with compromising photos of girls. As the women on campus determine to expose the team and shut down the account, Luke and Phoebe find themselves grappling with confusing feelings and wondering how they’ll ever make it through freshman year.
❥ My Review: This novel took me back, and I felt nostalgia while reading it throughout. I didn’t have a normal Freshmen year myself, because I was working full-time, while attending my local city college. But I’ve always wondered what that experience would have been like, and reading this novel let me live a little bit of that dream. At the same time relating to characters and seeing myself in some same situations!
The novel is written in multiple point of views (which is my favorite, and yes I’m aware I mention this every time lol) but I feel it gives the reader a better understanding of each character.
I personally connect a lot more to the story with this type of writing.
its not very often you find a good coming of age novel not set in high school, and I think a lot of readers will appreciate that of this story.
I definitely recommend it!
❥ Thank You Random House Publishers for sending me this gorgeous copy for review!