Book Description (via Goodreads): “We could be anybody and everybody. A group of high school stereotypes with one thing in common. Every one of us has a story.” Every high school has the bullies, the freaks, the weird kids that make you feel uneasy. Rourke High has more than their fair share. A few months before the end of their senior year, a group of seemingly mismatched kids get together to form The Freedom Club, hoping that they can support the victims of bullying, before they graduate. As they uncover secrets and lies they plot revenge – and discover love, friendship and truths about themselves, building up to a shocking climax that will leave you reeling. Do you ever really know the person next to you?
I received The Freedom Club by Cindy Vine in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really enjoy reading books like this because I find them very close to home in the sense of it being relatable to almost everyone who has lived through their school life. This book covers quite sensitive subjects so don’t think that this will be a light, fluffy read. The Freedom Club is raw and honest, which I think was a great way to write this book as you feel a lot of different emotions for each character.
I enjoyed learning not only the names and their backgrounds of the characters from The Freedom Club but also from the bullies too. Having more of an understanding from their side as well doesn’t give them the excuse but gives them more of a reason for bullying. It is disgusting when you see adults, fully grown adults bullying people.
I really liked Cindy Vine’s writing and thought although it hit hard on topics, it was an easy read because I enjoyed learning about the characters and the concept of the story.
A group of students get together to form The Freedom Club which, to start, is a safe place where the students can talk about their experiences with the bullies and work together to try and make the school a better place for the students to go to. However, things escalate and some of the students get carried away with the plotting of revenge.
Unfortunately bullying is a big part of schools and I don’t think there will ever be anything to stop it fully. However, that’s not to say people can’t change.
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