Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sloth Saturday: Never Always Sometimes - Adi Alsaid

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

Sloth has taken over this Stuffed Animal Saturday to change it in to Sloth Saturday. Resistance is futile.

Sloth is here for this Stuffed Animal Sloth Saturday once again (see his first appearance here) partially because he thinks he's the fifth blogger of WLABB but mostly because he's decided that he wants to be an internet sensation and wanted me to promote his new Twitter account @SlothGoesPlaces. He's still getting the hang of Twitter, but if you want to follow Sloth's adventures, that's the place!

Anyway, Sloth and I have been reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu (which is awesome) and we're about 60% through that; however, Sloth thought we should showcase our newest read, Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid, instead!

So far: We haven't actually started Never Always Sometimes yet (we're starting later today), but the concept sounds really fun. Amrutha actually read it right after BEA and she really enjoyed it, so we're hoping for the best.

Sneak peek: Normally on a Stuffed Animal Sloth Saturday post, Sloth would want to share the beginning of the book if he hasn't read any of it yet; with this particular book, Sloth thought it would be a better idea to share the blurb - just in case anyone reading this hasn't heard of Never Always Sometimes before.
Never date your best friend
Always be original
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school.
Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
After reading the blurb again, Sloth is even more excited to start this! If you're intrigued by this blurb, Never Always Sometimes hits shelves on August 4th!

- Kiersten

Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!

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