Punk 57 - Penelope Douglas review


MishaI can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever….And that was the start.

For the next seven years, it was us. Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?F*ck it. I need to meet her.I just don’t expect to hate what I find.


He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his phone number or picture or something.He could be gone forever.Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

Booktok made me buy it.

This book was such a hype, I obviously had to buy it to see for myself if it was really worth the hype. The book was okay, but I expected more from it. Not really worth the hype, if you ask me.

I wasn't too fond of the first part of the book. Mishal is so obsessive over Ryen, it's supposed to be cute but I think its rather disturbing. It wasn't really a quick read as I thought it would be. I did like the end of the book. This was so nice to read, and I loved the ending. I gave it a four star rating because of the end.

 I had some trouble getting into the story. I really had to motivate myself sometimes to continue it. But I must admit that I really liked Ryen's character. She's really inspiring and a has a really interesting character.

A bout the book:

  • Author: Penelope Douglas
  • Genre: New Adult
  • Themes: penpals, friendship, love, school, ...
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 18, 2016)
  • release date: oktober 2016
  • Number of pages: 342 pages
  • ISBN-Code: 978-1539427766
  • Price: $13.99
  • Rating: * * * *