Posey’s not the kind of girl who has a lot of friends. After bouncing from foster home to foster home she’s only formed an attachment to her iPod, and the music that takes her away from the ugliness that surrounds her.
Drew Baxter’s got life on a string, or so everyone thinks. Son of the town mayor, swim team champion, and the hottest guy on campus. Little does everyone know that life at Drew’s home is dark, dangerous, and only getting worse.
When partnered together in a tutoring assignment from hell, Posey and Drew are surprised to find how much they have in common. Despite their need to keep what’s going on under the surface a secret from the world, it becomes clear they know each other better than anyone else in the world can. Now Posey and Drew have to find a way to exist in a town that wants to keep them apart, and in a circle of classmates that wants them to stop blurring the social lines.
Above all, Drew and Posey need to escape the madness of their abusive parents, before they drag them down forever.
This book was sent to me by the author, because I commented on a blog interview she was in. She sent it to me in hopes of a good and honest review. I hope I don’t disappoint!
I liked the story! It’s a YA novel and those that follow my blog know that YA Romance books make me a little uneasy, but I enjoyed reading this one.
It’s a story based on a girl who thinks she’s just going to age out of the system. She’s hard, angry, and anti-social for a reason. The story takes us through her world, how the possibility of finding a forever home changes her and how she needs to learns to except love.While the basic story line was simple enough for teens who want an easy read the subplots were dark and complex.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. Why? Because (1) I really did enjoy the book (2) The author did a great job portraying the grittiness of Po’s life and (3) My only hang up is at times Drew’s dialogue sounded more like an 18yr old girls then a guys. But as a writer and a woman I know just how hard it is to write from a guys POV, let alone an 18yr old one.
Would I recommend this book?
Yes. The Art of Being Indifferent is the kind of story we should never forget. Foster kids are being put through hell everyday because of the poor decisions of others. This book, while getting the point across, does it in a way that is funny and heartwarming.
Great Job Brooke! I look forward to reading more of your work.