Ride or Die

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Pub Date 06 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 13 Jun 2023
Soho Press, Soho Teen

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Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu's adrenaline-packed joyride of a debut is an ode to Gen Z and chaotic teens—perfect for fans of Grace D. Li, Ebony Ladelle, and Baby Driver.

Best friends Loli Crawford and Ryan Pope have earned their nickname, the “Bonnie and Clyde of Woolridge High.” From illegal snack swapping in kindergarten to reckless car surfing in high school, they have been causing trouble in their uptight California town forever. But everyone knows that the mischief starts with Loli; when it comes to chasing thrills, drama, and adventure, no one is on her level.

At least until Loli throws the wildest party Woolridge High has ever seen and meets X, a strange, unidentified boy in the coat closet, who challenges her to a game she can’t refuse—one that promises to put her love of danger to the ultimate test.

Loli and X begin an anonymous correspondence, exchanging increasingly risky missions. Loli’s fun has always been free and easy, but things spin out of control as she attempts to one-up X’s every move. As Loli risks losing everything—including her oldest friend—she’ll face the most dangerous thing of all: falling for someone she shouldn’t.
Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu's adrenaline-packed joyride of a debut is an ode to Gen Z and chaotic teens—perfect for fans of Grace D. Li, Ebony Ladelle, and Baby Driver.

Best friends Loli Crawford and...

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“One broken rule opens doors for many more.”

I received this ARC copy of Ride or die from SOHO Press and Netgalley.

I completely inhaled this book, I absolutely adored it!
The main character, Loli, was an amazing character! She was very interesting and just iconic really.

“Running away in third grade wouldn’t have been as iconic without my Paciotti flipflops; car surfing wouldn’t have been worth it without my Versace pumps.”

I loved the idea and the plot points of the game between her and MV/X, whilst they were strangers, or at least kind of strangers. I found myself thinking about this book whenever I wasn’t reading it and trying to guess who MV/X was. I didn’t end up guessing it right.

I enjoyed seeing the character progression in Loli, from the beginning where she was quite carefree to seeing her gradually become nervous and developing some sort of feelings towards MV/X

I was completely gripped by the entire of this book and didn’t want to stop reading it all really.

“I also feel sad for those who send messaged in bottles. I doubt a single one of them ever got what they wanted.”

I loved the fact that each chapter was names after a song on Ryan’s yearly song of the day playlist. It linked in nicely with the ending.

“You’re scared to wait for moments because you’re afraid they’ll never come.”

I loved the front cover so much! The vibrant red really pops out and the graphics are absolutely beautiful! I will definitely have to buy a physical copy of this book when it comes out, I need it on my shelf!!

“But I think we’ve both learned that you don’t always have to see something to appreciate it.”

I gave this book a 5⭐️ rating and definitely recommend it!

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