Book Review: Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance by Danielle Younge-Ullman

I am sad to say that this novel ended up in my Did Not Finish pile. "Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance" by Danielle Younge-Ullman was nothing like what I thought it was going to be like. I feel like the synopsis is deceiving. Lola Carlyle is the daughter of a washed-up soap opera actress and a well-known director. Lola doesn't have a good relationship with her parents. Lola decides to try to fake an addiction to try to get into rehab to try to win her crush and teen heart-throb Wade Miller. I feel like this story had a lot of language in it. I understand that authors want to try to relate to how teenagers speak today but I don't feel like throwing cuss words in wherever possible is the right way to go about things. I can understand - maybe - if the word fits where it is being placed however I dont' feel like this is the case at all. I feel like this book is glamorize drugs and addiction. There may be a good message underlying somewhere but it is definitely hard to find in my opinion. When the mentors cross lines that is another issue. This is not something I could recommend to teenagers.

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