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
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Feminism, Favorites

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...
  • katherine
    “Basically, if you're a woman, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.” okay wow, seriously?? this book. everyone needs to read this book at least one point in there life because it is amazing!! i've lay in bed the past 20 minutes trying to figure out the best way to write this review because this book blew me away, this book is going to change the world and that isn't even an over exaggeration. this book is so real, in this book gir...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • beth
    Hmm... I have really mixed feelings on this book. Review to come closer to release date.
  • 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....
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Rosie
    This is low key iconic. READ IT.
  • 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!
  • 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. :)
  • 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.
  • Abbie Mays
    This book was everything I wanted and needed in a book. It was so, so good. I'm goingto say now that this review is going to be overwhelmingly positive because I can't think of anything that I didn't like about it. I would normally try to say things that I liked and disliked, but I have no negatives (that never happens). There are so many things I loved about this book.First of all, the characters were wonderful. The protagonist, Izzy, tells her ...
  • Lindsay Bilgram
    *Thank you NetGalley and Egmont Publishers for an eARC in exchange for an honest review*4.5"What do I want to be now? Bold. Fierce. Honest. A fighter. A revolutionary. A bitch. Because the way the world treats teenage girls—as sluts, as objects, as bitches—is not okay. It's the exact opposite of okay"Izzy O'Neill is a typical high school senior—she has friends, she has a life, she has dreams for her future, and she has sex. Not a big deal, ...
  • Shanna Hughes
    THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF OKAY by Laura Steven is the 2018 book you NEED on your shelves. It’s such an important story, and it should be required reading for everyone.Eighteen-year-old Izzy O’Neill is a hardcore feminist, and funny AF. I loved her voice, her witty remarks, her sarcasm, and her geeky references. In short, I want Izzy O’Neill to be my new best friend. Steven did a wonderful job of writing a complex, flawed and layered main charac...
  • Cisz Strasters
    "Deze dag wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door: WTF." ~ p38.Ondanks het serieuze onderwerp echt vreselijk gelachen om de flinke dosis sarcasme, zelfspot en Game of Thrones verwijzingen. Wat een geweldig boek! Instant fan van Laura Steven!!!"Iedereen weet wie ik ben, iedereen heeft wel iets over me te zeggen. En ik heb me nog nooit zo eenzaam gevoeld." ~ p273.Alles behalve oké vertelt het verhaal van de 18-jarige Izzy, die sinds het overlijden van ha...
  • Natalie
    Wow, what a fantastic read - I devoured this book so fast! Laura Steven has wonderfully written a story of such importance that it needs to be read by absolutely everyone, men AND women. The message it sends informs readers in a fun blog-style way of the issues many people face in everyday life (including slut-shaming, privilege, racism, cyber-bullying...), and this highlights the changes we so desperately need in people's attitudes towards them....