The Way It Hurts by Patty Blount

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There may be two sides to every story, but sometimes there’s only one way to set things right…

Music is Elijah’s life. His band plays loud and hard, and he’ll do anything to get them a big break. He needs that success to help take care of his sister, who has special needs. So he’d rather be practicing when his friends drag him to a musical in the next town…until the lead starts to sing.

Kristen dreams of a career on stage like her grandmother’s. She knows she needs an edge to get into a competitive theater program—and being the star in her high school musical isn’t going to cut it. The applause and the attention only encourage her to work harder.

Elijah can't take his eyes off of Kristen's performance, and he snaps a photo of her in costume that he posts online with a comment that everybody misunderstands. It goes viral. Suddenly, Elijah and Kristen are in a new spotlight as the online backlash spins out of control. And the consequences are bigger than they both could have ever imagined because these threats don’t stay online…they follow them into real life.

Title : The Way It Hurts
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ISBN : 1492632783
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Deanna rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 26, 2017

My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I knew this was a young adult novel before I started reading it. I have read and enjoyed many YA novels before. However, I really struggled while reading this book. As I've mentioned before, I like to read books that deal wit...

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

July 27, 2017

(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley.) “@KristenCartwright Did you scream yet?” This was a YA story about a teenage band trying to make it big. It took me a while to warm to Elijah and Kristen, but by the end of the book I did appreciate the...

Alyssa rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2017

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Way It Hurts by Patty Blount Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: August 1, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley Summary (from Goodreads): There may be two sides to every story, but sometimes there's only one way to set things righ...

Sarah rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 28, 2017

What really confused me is this part of the blurb: "Elijah can't take his eyes off of Kristen's performance, and his swooning face is captured on camera and posted with an out-of-context comment. It goes viral." Did this happen? Did I miss it? I went back but still can't find any mention of a pho...

Angelica rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 31, 2017

Before reading a book, I usually go to it’s Goodreads’ page and check it out, even if I have read the synopsis before, I like to prepare myself for what I am about to read. So, when I went to the Goodreads page for this novel, I was a little bit afraid. When I requested this book on NetGalley, it...

Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd) rated it ★★★☆☆

July 17, 2017

2.5 Stars I don't care why we liked music, how it affected us, or why it was so important. I only knew that it mattered. The Way It Hurts is a story of music, family, love, and discovery. Elijah Hamilton, rocker extraordinaire, is floored by aspiring Broadways star, Kristin Cartwright , and in...

Brina (5171MilesBooks) rated it ★★★☆☆

July 09, 2017

2.5 Stars Read full review here: I was really looking forward to this novel. The blurb promised a bit of music but most of importantly a storyline that too many people are confronted with on a daily basis: online bullying, haressment, slut-shaming. I know th...

Hristina rated it ★★★☆☆

July 14, 2017

Patty Blount is one of the authors I keep hearing about, authors whose books I have on my to-read shelf, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading a title. Getting a chance to read her writing was very exciting. Said writing is the thing that shines in this book, I really like Mrs. Blount’s sty...

Thamy rated it ★★★☆☆

August 05, 2017

Kristen has always criticized Elijah's band on a social media site focused on artists, at times attracting a streak of offenses from band members and too-dedicated fans. It is at least an irony that the moment the first meet, the two feel attract and Elijah knows his band needs exactly what only...

Amy's Book Reviews rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

**Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary cops of THE WAY IT HURTS in exchange for my honest review.** Eli maintains a rock star attitude to keep up appearances for his band. Underneath his cool exterior, he worries his parents want to send his social needs sister, Anna, to a resident...

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