Finished The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone. I received a copy from the publisher for review.
Sadie’s friends are all graduating but she has a year left. She’s not sure what to do, beyond her summer job at a farmstand. Then she saves a baby (long story) and gets invited to a sort of Hero Teens award ceremony. She quickly bonds with them and they ultimately dub themselves The Unlikelies and set out to improve the world (also a long story).
I love the concept of this–the idea that you and some friends could do good in the world with very little effort.
The execution felt a little flat for me, though. I didn’t really love any of the characters and, although they talked about kindness and preventing bullying, they were all pretty judge-y (especially Sadie).
I enjoyed this, but not as much as I hoped to.