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We all knew about Cullen HicksonSiblings Brielle and Ray O’Dell are lost Anxious Restless Bullied at his Catholic school for being small and timid Ray wants to be someone people respect or even better someone people fear Meanwhile Brielle whose “popular” status feels tenuous at best knows that something Us Kids Epubis off about her friendship with the shiny happy sophisticated blond gir. ARC provided by Razorbill in exchange for an honest reviewOurs was a story that wouldn t stand for the commonplaceThis was Strong s debut novel and it s a story about how one guy Cullen changes the lives of two siblings Bri and Ray forever Ray gets bullied mercilessly at his school and finds a way to get out of it by hiring Cullen in order to help him experience the true thrill of crime in every way Then we have Bri who is part of the popular group of girls at her school but she knows she doesn t belong and at times doesn t even know how she got there She find herself attracted to Cullen and we get to witness how that fact alone ultimately changes the course of her stature in school Cullen captivated me from the very beginning I think I dove into this book as hard as I did because he was the first POV we read about and his mind was a hilarious place There were a lot of times where he had me laughing uncontrollably at the stuff that went through his head and he didI felt like Cullen and Bri got intimate WAY too fast for my liking I was just starting to see a flicker of flame when all of a sudden it became a forest fire I didn t really like it but I just shrugged it off or else I would ve never enjoyed the romance factor in thisThis book was divided into two parts and the second part brought the seriousness to a whole new level I was reeling from the way part one ended since I wasn t expecting it all I was dreading it to be honest and I shed a few tearsOne reason why this isn t a complete 4 star read was because I was in the mindset that this would just be a book about a group of kids messing around but it s so much than that and it caught me by surprise It deals with heavier and harder topics than I was expecting That isn t a bad thing at all but at the moment I wasn t in the right mood for it I guess I ll definitely try and reread this someday in the future and try to see if my rating changesThe other reason was because I didn t form a connection to any of the characters I really really tried but even though it dealt with different forms of depression they were completely different from mine so I couldn t relate to them as much as I wanted This book is perfect for any adrenaline junkies out thereIt had a somber undertone throughout it and the foreshadowing got a bit heartbreaking I really liked how I had no idea or guesses to where the characters would end up It kept me guessing at every turn and it made me hesitant to reach the finish line I had a strong uneasy feeling in my stomach from the start since these characters were playing with fire and I felt like they would only end up being burned beyond recognitionI will say that this might be triggering for some readers out there so fair warning It almost was for me Can t wait to see what Strong comes out with next37 stars

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Ng the singular thrill of small time crime from breaking and entering to grand theft auto while Brielle uickly dives into an all consuming romance with the enigmatic upperclassmanBut as Brielle and Ray find themselves and entwined with Cullen’s antics the once thrilling experiences begin to feel increasingly dangerous culminating in a life changing event that shakes the teens to their core.. Find my book review on Unpredictable Realistic Us Kids Know by JJ Strong gave me so much pain in the process of reading the novel with life realizations complicated family issues that need to discuss mixed with mental health awareness and the longing of in a relationship or at least friendship for the broken characters of the bookThis novel is mind breaking heart wrenching profoundly compelling that execute so much lies and anticipation truth and answers forgiveness and hope It depicts the negative action of kids when they are not guided when they are not understood and it shows the ugly side of human behavior which I really appreciate the stunning correlation of human sympathy pity desires and the never ending guiltI would like to commend JJ Strong for writing a difficult book that exudes a lot of issues Finding the answer in the universe uestioning your purpose accepting defeat towards an individual mental illness are few issues to be named of and this book is crazy It tackles suicide with so much reality that even I was shocked how a character covers up his intention and how another character was so direct and transparent with depression and serious of killing himself finding light in between the process of grievingIt taught me that even if your family is totally messed up they are still the ones who will care for you I liked how the book ended that the author leaves what will happen next to the readers but I want I love how raw and true this book to reality How friendship can spur in the moment and collapses in second I liked Cullen s uniueness that drives to people to do things that they never thought they would and experience such rush happiness and fear all the same time It was a book that will let your mind wander on its pages and addicted by the narrativeUs Kids Know by JJ Strong is a fast paced book with a poetic writing style that is easy to read It feels like you were in the character s shoes striving for the best but to be greeted by disappointment There are things that left hanging in the book and it mirrors the life negatively and yet it was all the truth Things like this could happen Stories in this book did happen It got me to thinking that life is short and there is so much lesson that can fill someone s life And Us Kids Know made me realized that people need to unleash their inner demons at some point to prevent themselves to be eaten by their own thoughts It is palpable and mundane both at the same time With an open mind parents should read this wonderful bookMY RATINGS 4 STARS

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Ls on her field hockey team They don’t really understand Bri and if Bri is being totally honest she doesn’t really understand them eitherWhen storied delinuent Cullen Hickson enters the orbit of the O’Dell siblings though everything changes Brielle and Ray find an alluring addictive outlet in Cullen who opens their eyes to a world they didn’t know existed For Ray that means experienci. I found that I couldn t really determine motivation for any of the three main characters in this work It made them all feel distant at best The cover is cool and the writing itself isn t bad I just didn t care for the characters or the plot

10 thoughts on “Us Kids Know

  1. says:

    ARC provided by Razorbill in exchange for an honest reviewOurs was a story that wouldn't stand for the commonplaceThis was

  2. says:

    Full review likely to come soon cause this book has some serious issues that need to be dISCUSSED

  3. says:

    More reviews at SPOILER WARNINGHi it’s Aashna Today I am going to be reviewing Us Kids Know by JJ Strong If you haven't heard of this book I wouldn't be surprised I actually came across it while working at a literary agency I generally stay on top of current popular books and I'm now sad to say that this book wasn't on my radar even though it has every reason to be This book is simply special Often YA books fall into a sort

  4. says:

    I enjoyed the writing style but the story lacked focus and substance It would have been nice to see a stronger conclusion; some aspects were left hanging The attraction to Cullen wasn't fleshed out enough like why? Actually after finishing this book I'm still asking why

  5. says:

    I found that I couldn't really determine motivation for any of the three main characters in this work It made them all feel distant at best The cover is cool and the writing itself isn't bad I just didn't care for the characters or the plot

  6. says:

    I hate to give a book three stars but this one seemed to lack cohesiveness The motivations of the teens were unrealistic and prone to strange leaps of logic Sorry but this one didn't impress me

  7. says:

    Find my book review on Unpredictable Realistic Us Kids Know by JJ Strong gave me so much pain in the process of reading the novel wi

  8. says:

    TW suicidal thoughts death of a childIn Us Kids Know Strong effectively delivers the reader into the confusion and angst of three teenagers by letting us into their innermost thoughts Brielle and Ray O'Dell are lower middle class Jersey kids with seemingly normal teen lives Bri plays field hockey not well but she has instant friends at an all girl's private school Ray is a freshman at the companion boys Catholic school St Peter

  9. says:

    No spoiler rant reviewSo where to start Going into this book I was expecting something different Initially I thought the main focus of the story would be the character Cullen I was perfectly fine with this actually

  10. says:

    Us Kids KnowBy JJ StrongRating 455When Ray and Brielle O'dell meet Cullen Hickson they didn't know their world wou

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