How did I get it?:
From Random House Children’s Publishers, many thanks to them!
They say that the higher you climb, the harder you fall – and Madison Clarke will do anything to keep her new life from crumbling to pieces. Moving from a small town in Maine to Florida, Madison grasps the opportunity to reinvent herself, to forget about those days of being a lonely, loser outcast, and jumps at the chance when the popular kids decide to take her under their wing. A hot boyfriend, parties, friends… If only there wasn’t the slight problem by the name of Dwight, a cute, funny and totally nerdy guy in Madison’s physics class who she can’t help but enjoy spending time with. Running from her past and stumbling through the present, who knows what lies ahead in this new life in Florida?
This is the first book that I’ve read by Beth Reekles. I think she is an author to watch out for the future as she already shows much promise. Rolling Dice is an easy to read book which I devoured on my train journey to and from London.
I really liked the female protagonist Madison. She was very real and easy to relate to. I was intrigued by her transition from a shy bullied teen to a member of the popular crowd. It was also good to see that she worked out that despite not wanting to be like she was before, the popular crowd isn’t always the best place to be. I liked how she didn’t care who she was friends with, although it took her a while to truly stand her ground.
As usual in a book like this, I really liked the geeky characters. I thought all of the characters were well developed though. Some are completely lovable, others not so much!
Rolling Dice is an easy to read, enjoyable book. I got easily stuck into it, the plot is well-paced and the writing is good! I thoroughly recommend it to fans of Young Adult!
Would I recommend it?:
Grow Up- Ben Brooks