Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz

Someone to Love

Constantly in the spotlight thanks to her politician father's rising star, Olivia Blakely feels the pressure to be perfect. As the youngest girl in her class, she tries hard to keep up and to seem mature to the older boy she's crushing on, even as she catches his eye. But the need to look good on camera and at school soon grows into an all-consuming struggle with bulimia. As Liv works toward her goal of gaining early admission to art school, incl...

Details Someone to Love

TitleSomeone to Love
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Reviews Someone to Love

  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HQ and NetGalley.)This was a YA contemporary story about a politician’s daughter with bulimia.I felt quite sorry for Liv in this as she seemed to have so much going on, and seemed to be completely self-destructing as the book went along. The storyline in this was about Liv’s life struggling with her eating disorder, and trying to live up to her parent’s expectations of her. She st...
  • Erin
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.Trigger Warning for scenes involving self-harm, underage drinking, and the topic of eating disorders, specifically bulimia. My previous experience with Melissa De la Cruz was reading "The Witches of East End" and this book is certainly not dealing in magic. Rather, Cruz's character, Liv is a high school student with a talent for art, but a very low self esteem. Her parents...
  • kat ♡
    The is actually the first book my Melissa De La Cruz and for me it was just okay, I didn’t know exactly what it was about 100% I just have seen people rave about Melissa’s other work so requested it based on that knowledge.Trigger warning for self-harm and an eating disorder as that it what this book is centred around mostly.I think it’s a tough subject to write about in books and as I haven’t suffered from either of the subjects so I can...
  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    First of all, I just want to put a trigger warning on this book for anyone who suffers with an eating disorder or self harms. You might want to proceed with caution.Books about eating disorders are sort of like when you see a really disturbing image on the telly, and you don't want to look but you just can't stop yourself. I've suffered from anorexia for around 5 years now, and spent 2 of those years in a psychiatric hospital, and while I'm bette...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz is a YA novel that digs deep into the issues surrounding bulimia. While there is some enlightening information contained in this book that will educate its readers about a serious and often ignored topic, there are too many other topics that this book also attempts to address, which seems to detract from the original theme. The main character is one that can be empathized with, but she is not one that I found...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    GRADE: D1.5 STARS High school junior Olivia wilts under the pressure of her family’s high expectations and her father’s gubernatorial campaign. Bulimic, a heavy drinker and a cutter, finally dating her crush Zach isn’t the dream she had imagined. Liv is on the outs with her best friends and spiraling out of control. I very much enjoyed Melissa de la Cruz’s SOMETHING IN BETWEEN, but struggled through SOMEONE TO LOVE. The premise of a polit...
  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    This was an okay book about a girl with bulemia who finds herself in the public spotlight when her dad decides to run for governor.The story was paced a little slowly but it rattled along okay and I guess it shed some light on topics that are relevant, like constantly feeling compared to other girls, self-harm, parental pressure and eating disorders. There were some aspects of the book that didn't feel so relevant, though. Like the problems Olivi...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Rating: 3.5/5Review to come!
  • Nasty Lady MJ
    To see review with gifs click here.Note, originally I two starred this, but upon reflection I can't justify the extra star. This book is just too much. Warning, this book is trigger inducing if you suffer from body dysmorphia, have an eating disorder, experienced sexual assault, and have committed self harm you might want to avoid this book. Because the book goes into in great detail, and God knows I could see it as trigger inducing. Even though ...