fun, eco-friendly beach read

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Just the other day, or maybe after reading Eleanor & Park, I was thinking about how most stories about high school are written from the perspective of the underdog and victim of bullying. I was certainly that kid in high school, but maybe everyone felt that way? Maybe only those kids become writers?
Then I read this book which has a popular kid as the hero and main character. ยกQue interesante!
Zack is a bit unlikable, but the story unfolds to show the stress he's heaped on himself to be a popular kid and the lengths he's willing to go to maintain his status. As he struggles with his personal values and the compromises he's already made, he also tries to impress the smart, studious boy... and maybe learns something about himself along the way? You'll have to read to find out!
This is a great summer read for adults and YA alike. Especially those eco-minded!

โš ๏ธ Content: language, animal violence and death, drug use (weed)

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Representation: main character is white, cis gay, most characters are white

๐ŸŽ Gift to: anyone looking for a fun summer beach read (it takes place in Florida), eco-minded or YA interested in marine biology

โœ๐Ÿผ *I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*