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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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...
  • Sabrina Fox
    Trigger Warning: Self-harm, eating disordersI'm not really big into contemporary, but this book was a welcome surprise. I received it in the mail, let it sit on my counter for a few days so I could finish another book, then picked this one up.At first I really thought I wasn't going to be able to get into it. It seemed so cliche, the main character, Liv, seemed too shallow.Fast-forward to a couple hours later: still in the same spot, still in the...
  • Lara
    Actual rating: 3.5 Stars I can't decide whether this book deserves 3 or 4 stars so 3.5 it is!
  • Ailsa
    A moving but timely novel about a subject unfortunately very close to a lot of young women's hearts, eating disorders.Olivia is the daughter of a politician and suffers from pressure from all sides - family, friends, school, relationships. Although her life is a little more glamorous than most of the readers will be, the struggles she deals with are ones which are almost universal to teenagers these days. I loved her friendships, especially with ...
  • Sydney Huff
    Thanks to the publisher I won a free advanced copy of this book here on Goodreads. I absolutely love everything that Melissa De La Cruz writes but my favorite so far has been the Witches of East End because I'm a big reader of fantasy and supernatural books. I usually don't read the typical romance novels because they usually don't keep my attention but this book surpassed those expectations. I'm very happy with it and how she wrote about the top...