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Title: The Libby Garrett Intervention
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields Publishing
Publication date: October 24th, 2015
Series: Science Squad #2
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Libby Garrett is addicted to Owen Jackson's hot lovin'. But the sexy, popular college basketball player doesn't appreciate all of Libby's awesomeness. He refuses to be exclusive or even admit to people that they're dating. The relationship is ruining Libby and she's the only one who can't see it.
When Libby's behavior spirals completely out of control, her best friend Avery Shaw and the rest of the Science Squad stage an intervention hoping to cure Libby of her harmful Owen addiction. They put her through her very own Twelve Step program—Owen's Anonymous—and recruit the help of a sexy, broody, hard as nails coffee man to be her official sponsor...
Adam Koepp has watched Libby Garrett for years. How could he not notice the sassy girl with the purple skateboard and helmet plastered with cat stickers? But in all the years he's crushed on her, Libby has failed to take notice of him. Why would she when he was just a nobody high school drop out who served her apple cider several times a week? Especially when she was hooking up with a guy like Owen Jackson—a guy with a college scholarship and more abs than Kyle Hamilton.
Adam finally gets the chance to meet Libby when his co-worker Avery Shaw recruits him to take Libby on the journey of a lifetime. With his ability to play Bad Cop and his experience with the Twelve Step program he's the perfect candidate to be Libby's sponsor. But will he be able to keep his personal feelings out of the matter and really help her the way she needs? And will Libby hate him when he forces her to take an honest look at herself?
This follow-up companion novel to The Avery Shaw Experiment can be read as a stand alone. (But where's the fun in that?)
In one sentence: A seriously impressive, swoon-y, addicting, and fresh contemporary YA novel.
Long Version: Since this is an ARC, I'll keep it spoiler free. As someone who rarely reads contemporary ya/na books, this book was was overall amazing, with the exception of one minor thing at the start of the book. Going into the book I was pretty unsure of what I would find. The story sounded interesting and the main character was on the plus side.
Out of the many things I liked, one of the things i loved about this book was that i could relate to Libby and Adam. There stories are so different and yet they really do understand and support each other. Libby is dealing with getting over a guy that only liked her physically and Adam has been through a lot of hard sh*t in his young life. Adam was tough on Libby and was 100% honest with her and yes he came off as a jerk but he was just intense because he cared for Libby, a lot. Libby kinda frustrated me at the start of the novel because she couldn't see how Owen, her college boyfriend, was using her. At points she knew he was treating her bad but she made excuses, and I felt just as angry and upset as Adam. There romance was well done too, it wasn't insta-love and it just felt right. They had there intense moments and their sweet.
Another aspect I love were the supporting characters. I haven't read the first book but I might give it a go because all of Libby's friends on the Science Squad seemed so chill and friendly. They were witty, awkward, and nerdy. They were also brutally honest with Libby and were super concerned with her changes and life choices. As true friends should. Also Libby's parents were the coolest. They were supportive of there daughter and her dad was a pro skier, extremely cool ;)
My number ONE MOST FAVORITE PART OF THIS BOOK WAS ADAM! Seriously where can i find him. He has become one of my favorite characters. Even though he was tough with Libby, he was sweet, understanding, broody, wise, and witty. Since it was in a dual POV, I got to read what was going through his head and I fell REALLY HARD for him. He went through so much but was a responsible, mature, and caring person. He was a true gentleman and ARG!!!! I loved him. It definitely helped that he had tattoos, piercings, and was a skater. No matter what happened he would always be there, really wish Adam was real because I didn't want to finish reading about him. He gave this book a lot of depth and awww filled moments.
Almost to the end there was a scene that quite literally broke my heart, I was where Adam was once and it broke my heart too. I can't say more than that because it would spoil it, but be warned the climax at the end really got to me. I seriously don't know how I made it out of this book in one piece but I did and the aftermath was so well written and every scene was emotion and feels.
In the end, the story Kelly Oram wrote has been one of my favorites. The subject matter is more on the New Adult side but the emotions and relationships are definitely more innocent and relate-able. The characters were all enjoyable and interesting. This is a great book to pick up if you want a good dose of a swoon. 4.5/5 stars!
Song that I heard and best matches the book:
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her.
She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful.
She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.
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