I love Penelope Douglas and read all her books. She is one of my favorite authors that I know I will read anything she writes without even checking the synopsis. From my experience I can tell you that Penelope Douglas provides an escape from real life by her books. When you start reading one of her books, you get so into it and nothing crosses your mind while reading. So if you need an escape and never read Penelope Douglas, I strongly recommended you to give it a try.
‘Punk 57’ is about two pen pals who are high school students. Because of confusion related to their names, Misha any Ryen paired as pen pals during grade school and after 7 years of writing each other, they became best friends who knows almost everything about one another. Their friendship is genuine, sweet and real. Because they’re both afraid of ruining the friendship they establish through mails, they decide they won’t check each other on social media, exchange phone numbers or pictures.
Misha is caring, hot, popular, who he stands up for what he believes in. He is the lead singer of a band and also writes lyrics and soon he realizes that Ryen is his muse. Even though Ryen is a beautiful, sweet and caring girl, she only shows her bitchy persona to the world. Because of the things she went through in her childhood, she doesn’t want to be different and in order to fit into the popular crowd; she acts as a different person.
Everything comes crashing down one night. In a party that Misha’s band mates throw, he meets Ryen. Because of the uniqueness of her name he knows she is the girl he was exchanging letters for the past seven years. But the Ryen he meets is different than the one from the letters. After the disappointment, Misha faces with a huge tragedy, which will turn his world upside down.
After that tragic night Misha stops writing to Ryen and three months later he enrolls to Ryen’s high school with a different identity. Misha becomes Masen and he has an agenda of his own. Even though, Misha decided to stay away from Ryen, he keeps pushing Ryen in order to see if the girl, who he thought he knew, is somewhere in there. Even they act like they hate each other; the attraction between them is undeniable. Once they give up fighting and act on their feelings, secrets that they kept hidden, starts to come out and they start struggling how to handle them.
There are so many unpredictable things in the story, which will keep you hooked. ‘Punk 57’ is a sweet, sexy, sad and shocking. It is written from dual POV, which gives reader more chance to see the inner struggles of Misha and Ryen. It is also a fast paste story that you won’t be able to stop until you are done with the book (At least that was me, who couldn’t put it down until it was finished). If you still didn’t get a chance to read ‘Punk 57’, I strongly recommend you to start reading right now 🙂
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Definitely.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
P.S. To ‘The Corrupt’ fans Misha is Will’s cousin and I just realized that I didn’t write a review about ‘The Corrupt’, which is one of my favorite books, so soon I will re-read and post a review. This is the perfect excuse to re-read, don’t you agree LOL!