Review – Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Punk 57

Penelope Douglas




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Punk 57 has been on my kindle for years. I bought the book based off the popularity drumming throughout the book reading community. What I didn’t know was it’s a YA book!


The drumming success and my lack of paying attention, I thought this book was about people in their 20’s. Well, being wrong is one of my many faults. And not reading synopsis’s is another. Nonetheless, the book was REALLY good! 

Slightly trippy with the name confusion between the characters, I was locked in the walls of high school. Spoiled kids, who think they can get away with whatever they wanted because apparently supervision isn’t needed for this group of teenagers.

Entranced by the background story of Misha and Ryen. Can I just say for a young adult book, the male lead spoke and had sex like a grown man! And for that reasoning, I liked the book even more. Penelope didn’t write sex scenes like two teenagers timidly going at it. She describes the sex like an adult male would think about sex — animalistic and primal…. the scenes are pretty heated! 

Seeking a quick and easy read for my summer read pile, Punk 57 was refreshing like a nice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day. The story line is uniquely put together and super cute! I loved Ryen. Her flaws of ugliness, she’s trapped in a life she wants because of popularity. Misha is brooding and angry, seeking hurtful revenge on past and present characters. 

I think it’s time to take a peak into Penelope Douglas’ backlog of books. More summer reads perhaps!? Maybe so.


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