The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

The Exact Opposite of Okay

Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not...

Details The Exact Opposite of Okay

TitleThe Exact Opposite of Okay
Release DateMar 8th, 2018
PublisherElectric Monkey
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Feminism

Reviews The Exact Opposite of Okay

  • Beth
    ALL OF THE STARSThank you so much netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review."Shame. It’s a peculiar beast, especially when it happens in public. It leaves you powerless. It strips you of everything you thought you knew about yourself, forces you to examine the very core of your being."Where to even begin with this book?! This is one of those where I would honestly want anyone and everyone to read it. It has so many topics...
  • Lia
    I don't want to sound dramatic but this book is going to change the world.---------------------- REVIEW ------------------When I just finished reading this book, my first reaction was “this book is going to change the world” and I still stand by that statement. There have been a lot of books with feminist themes and about feminist topics but none of them have been like this. None of which have had the potential to be this influential (at leas...
  • Fuzaila
    Having sex with guys you barely know, at a party, in public, is one thing. But demanding other people to respect your choices is something else entirely. While this book is right on terms like dealing with revenge-porn AND slut-shaming only the girl where a boy is equally involved, it fails in giving out a proper message. Izzy O’Neill is bought to nationwide attention, when her two one-night stands at a party go viral. The humorous exterior she...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    5 Words: Friendship, sex, feminism, blame, attraction.There are not enough stars in the world for this wonderful book.Before reading, I was pretty excited for this book. I'd caught my first glimpse at YALC, failed in my endeavours begging for a copy, then managed to get it on NetGalley.As I was reading, I felt all sorts of emotions. I subjected Steph to a lot of them because she'd already read it. This is a book to make you angry, but it is also ...
  • Francina Simone
  • Emer
    BOOK I THINK I LOVE YOU!!!I have lots and lots of feels but they are incoherent feels...I NEEDS TIME TO PROCESSSo this might be a complete mess of a review.... Nah. It WILL be. Who am I kidding 😂Just this is feminist to its beautiful core. WHICH BASICALLY MEANS IT'S ABOUT EQUALITY OF THE SEXES SO IT'S NOT SOME CRAZY BOOK SHOUTING WOMEN ARE BETTER OR SOME CRAP SO GET THAT DELUDED AND NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS OUT OF YOUR HEAD.It's a sad indictme...
  • Tan Markovic
    Izzy is a typical high schooler and budding comedian. She goes to parties, drinks beer and makes out with boys – just like every other 18 year old. What’s different in Izzy’s case is that one night, she goes to a party, drinks beer, has sex… and ends up being at the centre of a sex scandal with a politicians’ son and the victim of a horrible slut shaming website.I was excited for this book the minute I read the synopsis on Goodreads and...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    I generally really enjoyed this, and it addressed some important issues too, but the one thing is that I wish there was more towards the end, with more of the feminism stuffI really liked the layout, how it was written as blog entries mostly, it was really fun to read, especially with the narrator adding extra notes in every now and thenIzzy was such a great character tbh, but I wish there was more of her standing up to the world about the femini...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    You know you’re going to be in for a treat when a book features a dachshund called Dumbledore and after reading and heavily relating to the line “maybe I’m just being melodramatic. I just really hate getting out of bed” on the third page, I very quickly realised The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven was not going to disappoint. *spoiler alert: it definitely didn’t disappoint.* The Exact Opposite of Okay was the Angus, Thongs and Pe...
  • ambsreads
    Trigger Warnings: racist comments, homophobic comments, sexism, slut shaming, asshole guys, creepy older men, depression, anxiety, revenge porn, the death of parents, sex (not graphic)THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MY BLOG. CLICK HERE TO SEE ITI went in to The Exact Opposite of Okay expecting absolutely nothing. I didn’t think I would even like it. I’d read the first page on my Kindle at least seven times and gone ‘eh no thanks’ bef...
  • Odette Knappers
    Dit kan wel eens het beste YA boek van 2018 voor me zijn.Slutshaming, vrouwelijke seksualiteit en alles dat er mis is met onze huidige maatschappij zit in dit boek. En het is overgoten met een enorme uitgeschoten scheut gortdroge humor. Ik kan een heel verhaal gaan ophangen met meer uitweidingen over waarom dit boek zo geweldig is, maar dat ^ vat het samen. Dit boek is geweldig. En superbelangrijk. En megagoed. Iedereen zou dit boek moeten lezen....
  • beth
    Hmm... I have really mixed feelings on this book. Review to come closer to release date.
  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    Since it's quite a while until the release date, I'll wait to post my review for a bit!
  • ♔ Jaela ♊ Killer ⚔ QUEEN
    W O N D E R F U L I really didn't think this would be one of my favorites. It's been such a long time since I labeled a book as a favorite.I am impressed. With the main character. Izzy is such a beautiful soul. I don't agree with all of her choices, but she's only 18!!! A teenager. What do you expect? At that age everybody is allowed to make stupid decisions or act crazy. What should everybody shame her for her way of living? Everyone of us does...
  • Zoë ☆
    I can't believe how underrated this book is, I have literally only seen like two people reading it BUT IT'S SO GOOOOD---The Exact Opposite of Okay was such a great book! I think it is relatable to a lot of girls and it was very inspiring and empowering to read! It was full of great humour too!! Definitely recommend 😊
  • Marcia
    Allesbehalve oké is absoluut een aanrader voor alle (tiener)meisjes vanwege het onderwerp. Seksualiteit, slut-shaming, feminisme - een prachtig actuele thematiek. Ik vind het heel belangrijk dat er over dergelijke onderwerpen geschreven wordt. Maar vond ik het een goed boek? Niet echt. De vele verwijzingen naar Harry Potter en andere popcultuur voelde voor mij erg geforceerd aan en ook de schrijfstijl lag mij persoonlijk niet. De personages zijn...
  • Monica Haak
    4,5/5 sterren!in het begin een combi van heel grappig en heel irritant maar daarna toch wel echt heel goed en actueel.
  • Kelly
    Actual rating- 4.5 stars. This may be a bit long. Firstly, thanks to Beth for the recommendation and the other people who told me just buy the book already, in one form or another. :) And now that I took their advice and have read it, I'm listening to a bunch of female positive songs, including but not limited to, Beyoncé- Run the World (Girls), Little Mix- Salute and Jordin Sparks- I Am Woman. Cause, you know, we woman are amazing! And basicall...
  • Marochka
    Язык простой (я бы даже сказала, для не слишком далеких людей), книга небольшая. Знакомьтесь, Иззи – худший персонаж всех времен и народов. Распущенная хамка, которая считает себя центром вселенной и которой все обязаны. Это какой-то ужас. И она еще...
  • Oda Renate
    5 million stars.I went into it thinking it would be about slut shaming, which it is but its about so much more, its about gender, high school, life, choices, screenplays and edgy jokes.Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE how Izzy mentions that she cant get a job, I have never had a job in my life have applied but never gotten one, seems that in tv\movies\books if a character needs money they get a job in no time. Refreshing to see that Izzy does NOT have one.I...
  • Esther
    Als je een feel good boek zoekt, raad ik je dit boek aan. Ik vond dit boek zo leuk!
  • Kwante in Wonderland
    I absolutely loved it!! Review will follow on my blog soon!
  • Milena
    Hilarious. Also, very, very important.
  • Kirsty
    Not for meI hate books with dead parents especially when they go on and on about it. Constant references to tragic orphan status got old quickly. I didn't get the humour at all and found main character to be a bit callous at times. Moving on to something else and DNFing this.
  • Sigrid
    FAVORIET VAN 2018Vanaf de eerste pagina zat ik in het verhaal. Op pagina 50 wilde ik opnieuw beginnen lezen, omdat het boek volstaat met fantastische quotes en grappige frasen. Om tijd te besparen (het doel was Allesbehalve oké uit te lezen vóór Yalfest) ben ik toch maar gewoon blijven lezen. Tot het einde heb ik met veel plezier gelezen. Ik raad dit boek aan letterlijk iedereen aan, misschien nog het meest aan mijn eigen leerlingen en collega...
  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    18-year-old Izzy parties, drinks, dances and... sleeps with a boy. But that's her business. Until a slut-shaming website is set up and she becomes the centre of a national scandal because the boy in question is a politician's son. Thankfully, Izzy doesn't have to deal with it alone. Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books. Thank you to the publisher for providing this book for review!
  • Marie Andrews
    Okay but how could you give this book anything less than 5 stars? I normally read a book in a couple of days but this book I've *somehow* stretched to several weeks because I wanted to savour it as long as I could!This is by far one of my favourite YA books ever. I loved Izzy as a narrator, the book was centred around feminism, slut shaming and friendship, and despite the serious issues it covers, this book deals with it in a sensitive manner. Th...
  • Rowan
    In het begin irriteerde ik me een beetje aan de humor; de humor was grappig, maar het was een beetje te véél. Gelukkig werd dat wel minder, en het onderwerp van dit boek is wel heel belangrijk om aandacht aan te besteden. Het is actueel en het zal veel meisjes aanspreken. Hoewel de gebeurtenissen best heftig zijn, wordt alles op een luchtige en grappige manier verteld, waardoor ik het boek zo uit had! Fijn. :)
  • Rosie
    This is low key iconic. READ IT.
  • Isabelle
    i feel like this is a book a lot of boys should read. so they have a chance of turning into semi-decent men.