Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah Blog Tour -- Erin's Top YA Picks!

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah | Erin Jade Lange
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Source: Irish Banana Tours
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

"The Breakfast Club" gets a modern, high-stakes reboot in this story of four very different teens and a night that changes them forever.

The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked, tattooed wild child.
The Bully: York torments everyone who crosses his path, especially his younger brother.
The Geek: Tired of being bullied, Boston is obsessed with getting into an Ivy League college.
The Pariah: Choosing to be invisible has always worked for Sam . . . until tonight.

When Andi, York, Boston, and Sam find themselves hiding in the woods after a party gets busted by the cops, they hop into the nearest car they see and take off—the first decision of many in a night that will change their lives forever. By the light of day, these four would never be caught dead together, but when their getaway takes a dangerously unpredictable turn, sticking together could be the only way to survive.

With cinematic storytelling and compelling emotional depth, critically acclaimed author Erin Jade Lange takes readers on literary thrill ride.



Rebel Bully Geek Pariah: YA Edition
which YA titles did Erin choose to be the rebel, the bully, the geek, and the pariah?


When I first found out about this title, I knew I had to have it. Anything that's pitched as one of my favorite movies, The Breakfast Club, automatically goes on my " I-need-this-right-the-hell-now-list " and thankfully, Erin Lange did this classic some justice. For my promo post for Hannah's awesome tour, I had this wonderful author choose 4 titles that fit the description of Rebel, Bully, Geek, and Pariah. Check out what she came up with below!

REBEL – Any book by Courtney Summers. Her books are so raw and honest. She tells the truth about teen life not just in the issues she writes about but down to the language she uses. Her books might scare adults, but teenagers see a reflection of their own stories in her work. I think it takes courage (and a small amount of rebellion) to tell the truth like that.

BULLY – It’s tough to call a book a bully, because that word has such a negative connotation. I try to write my bullies to be complex multi-layered characters, who aren’t as evil as they seem. In that vein, I’d call Shine by Lauren Myracle, my bully book. On the surface, it’s dark – issues like drugs and hate crimes are front-and-center – but there is this current of hope that runs through the story that keeps it from being too heavy to read.

GEEK – These days, it’s wonderfully cool to be a “nerd,” so I would choose any book the masses “geek out” over, whether it’s the newest installment in a popular series or a breathlessly-awaited John Green book. It’s not YA, but I am personally geeked for Justin Cronin’s “The City of Mirrors” – the final installment in The Passage series.

PARIAHSlice of Cherry by Dia Reeves, because it is wholly unique, which forces it to stand apart from other books, not quite fitting into any existing category. It is also somewhat unsung and misunderstood and just SPECTACULAR.

Have you guys read any of Erin's YA picks? If so, let me know which ones you've read, (or plan on reading) and don't forget to enter the giveaway to win 3 finished copies of this title 


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