Review: Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Cut Both Ways
Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. But it does and now Will’s conflicted—he knows he likes girls, but he didn’t exactly hate kissing a guy.

Then Will meets Brandy, a cute and easy-to-talk-to sophomore. He’s totally into her too—which proves, for sure, that he’s not gay. So why does he keep hooking up with Angus on the sly?

Will knows he can’t keep seeing both of them, but besides his new job in a diner, being with Brandy and Angus are the best parts of his whole messed-up life. His divorced parents just complicate everything. His father, after many half-baked business ventures and endless house renovations, has started drinking again. And his mom is no help—unless loading him up with a bunch of stuff he doesn’t need plus sticking him with his twin half-sisters counts as parenting. He’s been bouncing between both of them for years, and neither one feels like home.

Deciding who to love, who to choose, where to live. Whichever way Will goes, someone will get hurt. Himself, probably the most.

I got about a third into this book before I realised it wasn't working for me and I would have to give up. I tried reading it last summer, but I was in a reading rut. I tried again earlier this week but me and this book still didn't click - maybe the stream of thought writing style didn't click - Will didn't seem like a person to me, he seemed like a robot who was thinking what he thought a teenage boy was meant to think like. 

Honestly, books like this are touchy. There are probably a lot of readers who will appreciate what Mesrobian was trying to do. I am not one of those readers, I think there are books that tackle the sexuality issue this book was meant to to tackle, the other books do it better.

Overall Rating: DNF

Book released 1st September by HarperCollins
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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