Friday, December 6, 2019

Review - Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: Call It What You Want
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 379
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Release Date: 27th June 2019

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Rob had it all – friends, a near-guaranteed lacrosse scholarship to college and an amazing family – but all that changed when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town. Now he's a social pariah. 

Maegan always does the right thing. But when her sister comes home from college pregnant, she's caught between telling their parents the truth about the father and keeping her sister's trust. 

When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a project, they form an unexpectedly deep connection. But Rob's plan to fix his father's damage could ruin more than their new friendship …

My Review:

*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and NetGalley*

Overnight, Rob went from being rich and popular to a social pariah at school when it was revealed that his father was embezzling money belonging to the people in town.
The daughter of a police officer, Maegan always does the right thing. Until the one time she didn't. Now Maegan's perfect sister comes back from college pregnant, and Maegan is torn between keeping her sister's secret and telling her parents.
Rob and Maegan are paired together for a project, but neither of them really wants to work with the other.
The duo begin to grow closer but will Rob's actions drive them apart?

Brigid Kemmerer writes my favourite contemporary books and Call It What You Want is more proof of that.
Rob and Maegan were both relatable, likeable and realistic characters. I enjoyed reading as they interacted with each other as well as their friends and families.
I loved Owen and would definitely like to read more about him.
The themes in this were interesting and I thought they were handled well.
I thought the romance was sweet and I could feel the chemistry between the characters.
The plot was intriguing and held my attention, but I did guess one plot twist. I liked the Robin Hood aspect.
I love Brigid Kemmerer's writing. Her books always suck me in straight away and are so easy to read.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read that I would recommend.


  1. I remember having so much empathy for Rob. He was a victim of circumstance, as he didn't commit the crime, but was paying the consequences. I liked the friendship he developed with Owen, as well. The ending made me really happy. I liked that Kemmerer let me know not only about the two MCs, but also, side characters, who I cared about