"We were perfect together. Until we met."
I 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.
*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.
The love I have for Penelope Douglas is very well known; the way she just draws you into the story, stomps all over your heart and puts it back together again is what makes me keep coming back for more. Punk 57, this book may very well have taken over as my favorite book of hers and if you know how much I love Bully, Until You and Corrupt then you know how big of a deal it is for me to say that. I couldn’t put it down; I didn’t want to put it down. I know that this review will not even come close in doing justice to this book. I absolutely fucking LOVED it; hell love isn’t even a strong enough word to describe how I feel about Punk 57.
Ryen and Misha will have your emotions going from one extreme to another, you will want to slap both of them more than once while at the same time wanting more of the punishment these two bring. I loved how Ryen’s character reminded me of a female version of Jared from Bully and Until You, I don’t know if that is the way Ms. Douglas wanted her to come across but for me it made me love her more because she was not your typical female lead. There is a darkness to her but it’s not what you think.
Misha, now this one will make you want to pull your hair out at times but again I loved him. I can’t say all I want because you need to read for yourself who he is and how he will become a part of something more than just another character to you. Just know he will take a piece of your heart with him when you finish.
Do not even get me going on all the what the fuck and oh my fucking god moments throughout the book. The twists and turns had me throwing my kindle more than once and at one point I was shrieking in happiness because well fuck I can’t say why but I want to so so bad but I won’t. I won’t even give a hint because you HAVE to experience everything for yourself. Punk 57 is one of the best books I have read this year and fans of Penelope Douglas will not be disappointed in any way, I know I sure as hell wasn’t and I’d be a member of Ryen and Misha’s tribe any day.
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