Bad Romance #2020

Bad Romance By Heather Demetrios Bad Romance Grace wants out Out of her house where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors Out of her California town too small to contain her big c
  • Title: Bad Romance
  • Author: Heather Demetrios
  • ISBN: 9781627797726
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bad Romance By Heather Demetrios Grace wants out Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director anything but scared and alone.Enter Gavin charming, talented, adored Controlling DangGrace wants out Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director anything but scared and alone.Enter Gavin charming, talented, adored Controlling Dangerous When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it s too good to be true She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she s unable to escape Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness and emerging into the light again.
    Bad Romance By Heather Demetrios

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    1. Heather Demetrios

      When Heather Demetrios isn t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real Her critically acclaimed novels include I ll Meet You There, Bad Romance, and the Dark Caravan trilogy Exquisite Captive, Blood Passage, Freedom s Slave She is the editor of the forthcoming anthology of epistolary essays, Dear Heartbreak YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love, which features letters from real teens Find out about Heather, her coaching for writers, and her books at heatherdemetrios Tweet to HDemetrios.

    822 thoughts on “Bad Romance”

    1. Something in me is dimming, something that I already know I can t get back But you re worth it You are I will tell myself this for several months And when I realize you aren t worth it, it ll be too late.4 1 2 stars This book had a really powerful emotional effect on me I hadn t meant to, but once I d started, I had to finish it in one sitting, so I found myself wide eyed and blinking back tears in the early morning hours This is what I d hoped The Girl Who Fell would be.It is such an emotional [...]


    2. Each lie is something that s mine, that my mom and The Giant can t take away from me Each lie reminds me I m an actual person with rights and desires and the ability to make choices on my own Each lie is power control over my life.This book is incredibly triggering I m going to say that first, because it s both the worst and best part of the book This book brought back some shit for me It was actually incredibly difficult to read some of the scenes because I knew those feelings It was just it wa [...]


    3. Let me introduce you to the most emotional book you will read this year Bad Romance is one of the most unique gut wrenching emotional OMG I CAN T PUT THIS DOWN well written Am I crying Yep I m crying again books you will read.Heather s writing in this is just absurd In the best possible way If you don t read YA, she, my friends, is the author that will change your mind.This is like an incredible mix of Dusty Innocents It Ends With Us.Bad Romance starts at the end told from the heroine Grace s PO [...]


    4. A year from now I ll be screaming Fuck you, FUCK YOU into a pillow because I won t have the guts to say the words to your face But right now, a boy is staring at me from the end of the hall and even though he doesn t say a word, he s claimed me I m new territory and you ve planted your flag This book was so freaking good I loved it, I hated it My emotions are all over the places right now but in the end I FUCKING LOVED EVERY WORDS IN THIS BOOK VERY, VERY MUCH I highly recommend it And I m going [...]


    5. I think that this book did deliver an important message on how harmful toxic relationships can be but the writing style wasn t executed to my likings nor did it have an impact on me rtc THIS COVER IS FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL AND THE STORY SEEMS LIKE IT S GOING TO CRUSH ME IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY I M READYBUDDY READ with tabbes trash and ghostie i ll link them when i m on my lappy


    6. There were some things that bothered me in this book, but the overall message is important and done well, so I m rating up.


    7. So, so, so, so, so I honestly don t know how I feel about this book bc 1 THE MESSAGE IS SO BLOODY IMPORTANT 2 However the book itself sorta dragged I know right, my explanation is as good as every other 3 star rated book which is to say,not very good That s how the worst year of my life starts in a Mustang with steamed up windows, with a beautiful boy who cries On one hand, this book portrays the absolute terror that is toxic, abusive relationships in such a realistic way, while on the other han [...]


    8. Content warnings since there are so many, I m hiding this so you can choose to see them or not, but be warned it s a heavy book that explores awful things view spoiler Abusive romance, abusive parents, suicide attempts and suicide ideation described in enough detail to be very triggering, rape, some fat shaming and slut shaming that is challenged on page immediately, flippant teenage attitudes and language toward mental illness which is only sometimes challenged hide spoiler I m going with 5 sta [...]


    9. It s only later that I ll see you re feeding me rehearsed lines and perfectly times smiles and gasps and tears that come at precisely the right moment A year from now I ll be screaming Fuck you, FUCK YOU into a pillow because I won t have the guts to say the words to your face.But right now, a boy is staring at me from the end of the hall and even though he doesn t say a word, he s claimed me.I m new territory and you ve planted your flag.Such a powerful read Truly so, so important This is the s [...]


    10. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum I gave you my heart on a silver fucking platter and you ate it, piece by bloody piece Welcome to a review via giffery that is sure to put at least one song on a never ending loop in your brain for the remainder of the day Bad Romance is the story of Grace and how she almost lost herself over the course of It s a story that shows Girls don t fall in love with manipulative assholes who treat them like shit and make them seriously question their life choices [...]


    11. I blush, pleasure blooming in my chest I don t know it now, but there will be a garden inside me soon And it ll grow thorns So Grace has a very troubled and stressful relationship with her mother and her stepfather They treat her very badly but Grace is counting the days till she graduates from her school and fly away to NYU, New York But things always didn t happen the way you planned them to be.Gavin survived a suicide attempt after his girlfriend break up with him Grace who is head over heels [...]


    12. This woman changed my perception of YA contemporary novels and I couldn t wait to read this novel Fortunately, Mrs Demetrios did not disappoint I really liked writing style and storyline I loved that as main focus of her book, author picked a topic that is not much present in YA genre toxic relationship and dating abuse It is very important topic and I am so grateful that this novel depicted it in very fitting and realistic way Mrs Demetrios sure knows how to write powerful YA contemporaries She [...]


    13. UPDATED with COMPLETE REVIEW When you re a stupid girl in love, it s almost impossible to see the red flags I m going to be straight with y all, I have never in all of my history of reading related to a fictional character than I did with the MC of this novel Grace felt it about Whitman and I feel it about Demetrios she gets what it feels like to be me so hard In fact, the musical loving, NYC obsessing, 11 11 wishing, Renthead Grace and I could practically be the same personexcept for one thing [...]


    14. Girls don t fall in love with manipulative assholes who treat them like shit and make them seriously question their life choices They fall in love with manipulative assholes who they think are knights in shining armour Bad Romance isn t a fun book to read It s disturbing, raw, and unbearably sad The scenes contained within will remain with you Lingering like nightmares Gnawing at the corners of your waking mind So yes, Bad Romance may not be fun But it s definitely necessary Desperate to escape [...]


    15. Y know when you re reading a TOUGH book The books about abuse, abortion, pregnancy, cheating, etc and you can feel your insides twisting and you want to die even though, once you re done, whatever you re reading turns out to be one of the best books you ve read all year because it s so rewarding BAD ROMANCE by Heather Demetrios manages to be one of those TOUGH books trigger warnings for suicide emotional and minor physical abuse from significant others and parental figures that sticks with you a [...]


    16. This is a great book for teens and young people who get into sticky relationships with manipulators As real as it gets, Bad Romance, has such verisimilitude I knew it had to be based on her own experience as the author admits in the afterward Her friends kept telling her, Break up with him , but it s not that easy sometimes.Personally, I loved the author s descriptions of hanging around with theater kids, which I did in college My sweet boyfriend was a drama major and those scenes in the book ri [...]


    17. 4.5 stars I m not crying, YOU RE crying Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Bad Romance by Heather DemetriosPublisher Henry Holt and Co BYR Publication Date June 13, 2017Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from Grace wants out Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, [...]


    18. Having grown up in a Bad Romance, survived one myself, and subjected myself to other people s hell, time and again, to rescue battered women from their manipulative, controlling, violent abusers, I expected that I would enjoy reading the YA contemporary novel, Bad Romance, by Heather Demetrios.This book is well written Ms Demetrious has a strong prose style, uses beautiful details to bring a scene to life, and writes with compelling honesty about what an abusive relationship looks like and feels [...]


    19. When you re a stupid girl in love, it s almost impossible to see the red flags It s so easy to pretend they re not there, to pretend everything is perfect trigger warnings for suicide, emotional and physical abuse and depression This book was painstakingly beautiful and overwhelming at the same time.It s about a girl who s been living under a roof of an abusive household her subservient mother and stepfather continuously mistreating her by suppressing her choices and controlling every movement s [...]


    20. MY REVIEW FOR BAD ROMANCE IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, CLICK HERE TO SEE ITTrigger Warnings emotional cheating, OCD, girl hate, suicide attempts, threats, depression, rape, sexual assault, abuse emotional R E V I E WBad Romance was an intense read I had already put this book down once because I wasn t ready for the triggers in the book I finally felt ready to jump into this story of how the relationship a girl had dreamed about went wrong So very wrong Statistically speaking, many girls and boys will fin [...]


    21. I want your uglyI want your diseaseI want your everythingAs long as it s freeI want your love Lady GagaMy Beautiful, Tortured Gavin Grace I Love You Got it Your ice blue eyes are dark with feeling, tears brimming In this light, you re all charcoal lines and velvet shadows Something inside me breaks open and the words fall out I love you too I smile I mean, duh That s how the worst year of my life starts in the back of a Mustang with steamed up windows, with a beautiful boy who cries.Innocent Gra [...]


    22. This book was so hard to rate It feels reductive to give this book a rating because Bad Romance is about so much than the stars it receives It is not merely about a typical toxic relationship, it is about manipulative and abusive relationships and the heartbreaking effects it has on the main character.I ve been a huge fan of Heather Demetrios since I read her beautiful book I ll Meet You There I didn t love this book as much as that one, but this book isn t just meant to be enjoyed It s meant t [...]


    23. update i didn t read it i know i m marking it as currently reading but don t think for even a second i m actually reading this jk i might who knows buddy read with maram and miss my bedsheets are pinker than yours


    24. This is a hard book to rate It was also a hard book to read Grace is an amazingly well written character Her descent from charismatic and spontaneous to broken and beaten down is subtle and so effective Gavin is portrayed in such a way that you can understand how and why Grace falls for him But it was Nat and Lys who steal the show and I love that they were such a positive support system for her Plot wise, it was exactly what I was expecting And I loved the use of second person It was like Grace [...]


    25. Full review can be found on YAWednesdays Below is the Overall review of the book.Let me be clear This book will not be your summer beach read It will be THE read of your summer a book that resonates and stays with you for a very long time This story is a beautifully written personal fictional account of an abusive relationship Heather experienced in her past Grace Carter is a girl on a mission she wants to live the BIG ARTISTIC LIFE in New York or Paris Heavily involved in the theater program at [...]


    26. This is probably going to get really personal and very emotional for me, please bear with me.Bad Romance is a book every young girl should read Bad Romance is a book every mother of a young girl should read Hell, every mother of a young boy should read it It should be read as a cautionary tale of what so, so many young couples go through and we should all be aware of the signs.It would be easy to say that Bad Romance is the story of Grace, a high school student with a hard home life who falls in [...]


    27. I received this eARC from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for a honest review thanks so much for sending me over a copy This book does have a lot of triggers it is about an unhealthy relationship, and it does contain topics such as abuse, mental illness, suicide, and rape Wow Wow Wowwwwww I didn t expect to be amazed by this book I thought it would be an intriguing read and an easy four crown read, but this book made me an emotional wreck I literally have never felt sick to my stomach or [...]


    28. 5171 Miles Book Blog.You know when you finish a book and you immediately want to tell everyone you have ever known to read it Yeah That JUST happened to me.First, I can t stop singing Lady Gaga s, Rah rah ah ah ah Ro mah ro mah mah and I m so happy Heather Demetrios paid homage to Mother Monster with her book The song and title work so well with the story I know Gaga would be proud.You should know, I have avoided reviews of this book like the plague, even from my favorite spoiler free reviewers [...]


    29. i didn t know a relationship could be this messed up this is a good awareness book for anybody going through such a relationship to recognise remove themselves from such toxic bad romance.


    30. This was hard to read but necessary It shows you how abuse can disguise itself in soft kisses and sweet nothings Don t fall for it You can read my full review on Book Allure


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