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Toxic author Nicci Cloke reader ë Kindle Edition read ↠ Sometimes parties are not all they are cracked up to befrom a Carnegie nominated authorHope has never been happier She's on her way to Crete after a group of her friends have made her an honorary 'lad' and let her tag along on their boys' holiday There's a slight compRe still friends and Hope's pretty confident it won't be too awkwardThe next couple of days are exactly what Hope was hoping for lazy days in the sun and long drunken conversations She can't help but notice that Logan's flirting with her Logan and Hope end up alone and Hope is horrified when after she leans in to kiss him Logan completely Depression teenage drinking and abuse; some heavy topics converge in Toxic a novel by Nicci Cloke that could have been the ultimate YA summer read but just wasn’tAgain this was one of those cases where my expectations not only didn’t meet reality but weren’t even close Based on the blurb I thought there will be some mystery surrounding the unfortunate events that befell poor Hope who went on a “lad’s holiday” and got thoroughly fucked up But no sirToxic is basically a collection of three stories involving Hope Logan and Daisy that blur into each other through the characters’ slightly messed up relationship to one anotherThe only reason why I don’t think Toxic is a complete waste of space and time is because it touches upon some important topics that are relatable whether you are a teenager like our main characters an adult or a parent of a teen Is getting hammered really the best way to have a good time? If you can’t talk to your best friend about personal stuff is he really your best friend? What if the worst bully in your life is not an asshole from school but one of your parents? What is consent?For Hope Logan Zack and the other guys in this story having a good time means getting absolutely smashed often to the point of passing out If nobody puked their guts out during a party the night was not successful I’m not sure where this idea comes from but I must say I encountered this sort of opinion way often ever since I moved to England The amount of people who considers getting stupid drunk a success and are actually proud of it are just alarmingly high and I’m not talking about only teenagers but some of my colleagues also share this sentiment Mind boggling reallyAfter one of these parties poor Hope ends up on the beach completely alone What happened to her? She has no clue and her “friends” are no help either simply because they abandoned her Some friends eh? The mystery is never solved and it’s up to her to come to terms with it Tough titties but so often in life this is just how things are It’s up to you to learn from your mistakesIf you are still confused whether I actually liked this book or not you are not alone On one hand the stories could have carried power if they hadn’t gotten lost into tiny details like for example the very detailed list of alcoholic drinks these kids guzzled down on a daily basis was uite unnecessary or shit like having to spend some time trying to figure out what were text messages between characters and what are only their personal thoughts because there was no indication of who’s texting and it got a bit too much when they were on the group chat Like maybe using italics would help No? But on the other hand I think Nicci Cloke managed to capture the essence of being a teenager very well You know the classic “I have no idea what I’m doing but I won’t ask for help because reasons“ We’ve all been thereDepression attempted rape and how some people treat gay people were handled really well and yay for the author for not falling into the trap we’ve probably all seen where mental illness is magically cured or the bully suddenly turns into a nice guy just because happy endings are cute Just like in real life some characters will remain assholes and refuse to see just how wrong th

Toxic author Nicci CloRe still friends and Hope's pretty confident it won't be too awkwardThe next couple of days are exactly what Hope was hoping for lazy days in the sun and long drunken conversations She can't help but notice that Logan's flirting with her Logan and Hope end up alone and Hope is horrified when after she leans in to kiss him Logan completely Depression teenage drinking and abuse; some heavy topics converge in Toxic a novel by Nicci Cloke that could have been the ultimate YA summer read but just wasn’tAgain this was one of those cases where my expectations not only didn’t meet reality but weren’t even close Based on the blurb I thought there will be some mystery surrounding the unfortunate events that befell poor Hope who went on a “lad’s holiday” and got thoroughly fucked up But no sirToxic is basically a collection of three stories involving Hope Logan and Daisy that blur into each other through the characters’ slightly messed up relationship to one anotherThe only reason why I don’t think Toxic is a complete waste of space and time is because it touches upon some important topics that are relatable whether you are a teenager like our main characters an adult or a parent of a teen Is getting hammered really the best way to have a good time? If you can’t talk to your best friend about personal stuff is he really your best friend? What if the worst bully in your life is not an asshole from school but one of your parents? What is consent?For Hope Logan Zack and the other guys in this story having a good time means getting absolutely smashed often to the point of passing out If nobody puked their guts out during a party the night was not successful I’m not sure where this idea comes from but I must say I encountered this sort of opinion way often ever since I moved to England The amount of people who considers getting stupid drunk a success and are actually proud of it are just alarmingly high and I’m not talking about only teenagers but some of my colleagues also share this sentiment Mind boggling reallyAfter one of these parties poor Hope ends up on the beach completely alone What happened to her? She has no clue and her “friends” are no help either simply because they abandoned her Some friends eh? The mystery is never solved and it’s up to her to come to terms with it Tough titties but so often in life this is just how things are It’s up to you to learn from your mistakesIf you are still confused whether I actually liked this book or not you are not alone On one hand the stories could have carried power if they hadn’t gotten lost into tiny details like for example the very detailed list of alcoholic drinks these kids guzzled down on a daily basis was uite unnecessary or shit like having to spend some time trying to figure out what were text messages between characters and what are only their personal thoughts because there was no indication of who’s texting and it got a bit too much when they were on the group chat Like maybe using italics would help No? But on the other hand I think Nicci Cloke managed to capture the essence of being a teenager very well You know the classic “I have no idea what I’m doing but I won’t ask for help because reasons“ We’ve all been thereDepression attempted rape and how some people treat gay people were handled really well and yay for the author for not falling into the trap we’ve probably all seen where mental illness is magically cured or the bully suddenly turns into a nice guy just because happy endings are cute Just like in real life some characters will remain assholes and refuse to see just how wrong th

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Toxic author Nicci Cloke î Sometimes parties are not all they are cracked up to befrom a Carnegie nominated authorHope has never been happier She's on her way to Crete after a group of her friends have made her an honorary 'lad' and let her tag along on their boys' holiday There's a slight complication in that one of those boys Logan is Hope's ex boyfriend but they' I found it difficult to give a rating to this book Especially because I am limited with 5 scores This book for me is a 710 or 355 I must say this firstCloke's writing is definitely enjoyable this is not one of that disposable young adult novels there's something to take away and remember about this story However I think it could have been betterThe book is a timeline of events divided in 3 chapters Told first from Hope's perspective then her ex boyfriend Logan's and finally Logan's new girlfriend Daisy'sI absolutely enjoyed the Hope's section which was nearly half of the book and I wish this book was just told from her POV or at least was switching through them one by one continuously rather than giving them a whole slice of chapter Because Hope is the most well built character in this story the reader can't help to feel disappointed about not going back to Hope's feelings and her view pointThe story is not only about toxic friendships it's also about the toxicity in the community we live in which pushes the young people to behave in certain ways From depression to binge drinking consent to rape the books talks about a lot of things I wasn't crazy about the ending it became a bit too didactic after one point That's why I cut it down to 35 and rounding up in 3 Would read Nicci Cloke again doc Ò Toxic author Nicci Cloke ¹ Nicci Cloke

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Nicci Cloke ¹ Toxic author Nicci Cloke epub Rejects herEmbarrassed and annoyed Hope is on a mission to get drunk and with the alcohol flowing and the sun going down Hope's starts having a great timeThe next thing Hope knows she's being woken up on the beach by two strangers It's 9 o'clock the next morning and she can't remember anything about the previous night what on earth happene 35 starsThanks to Allen Unwin Australia for sending me a copy of TOXIC for reviewDon't let the cover of this book fool you It is not a cutesyromanticsummery read It tackles topics of rape sexual assault mental health abuse homophobia and toxic relationships Although I did not expect this and it was really heavy at times it discussed these topics in an honest way The timeline that the story is told in is kind of weird and I feel like I was never able to adjust to it It's divided into three parts told from three different perspectives first Hope then her ex boyfriend Logan and lastly his new girlfriend Daisy Hope's section was the longest and I enjoyed hers the most so it was disappointing when I turned the page and realised the whole book wasn't going to be told from her and when I reached the end and realised that I wouldn't get to hear her final thoughts on the story By the time I got to Daisy's section I wasn't invested as much because I didn't know much about her character and it felt weird to only understand her thoughts toward the end I definitely would've enjoyed the book a lot if it focused just on Hope's story and her perspectiveThe author did a really good job at capturing the thoughts feelings and life of being a teenager From the tough topics I described before to the party life to relationships to drinking; these are things that I'm sure a lot of teenagers can relate to or have experienced at some point Also the way she tackled the toxic masculinity felt really real and honest It breaks down the these behaviours that are almost expected of boys; from the saying boys will be boys but also on the other end of the scale taking about depression in men and how they are expected to keep their emotions to themselves Overall TOXIC is a great story that focuses on important themes and aspects of being a teenager while not sugar coating anything Although it wasn't what I was expecting and my enjoyment decreased as I continued reading the book I think the themes are important to understand and spread word on