The Unlikelies

The Unlikelies
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June 06, 2017

One good deed will change everything. Sadie is not excited for the summer before her senior year. It will be her first without her college-bound best friend and (now ex-)boyfriend by her side, so Sadie braces herself for a long, lonely, and boring season working at a farm stand in the Hamptons. But things take an unexpected turn when Sadie steps in to help rescue a baby in peril and footage of her impromptu good deed goes viral. As she’s recovering from “the incident” and adjusting to her Internet fame, Sadie receives an invitation to a lunch honoring teen homegrown heroes. The five honorees instantly connect and soon decide to spend their time together righting local wrongs. Sadie and her new friends embark on escalating acts of vigilante Good Samaritanism, but might be in over her heads when they try to help a heroin-addicted friend. Are good intentions enough to hold unlikely friendships—and an even unlikelier new romance—together?

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Sadie is doing all she can to make it through a boring. Her main claim to fame is that her father, Woody, is the local ice cream man. Then one day, while working at the local farmers market, she saves a baby in distress. Sadie then gains local celebrity fame. She’s invited to a local community service awards event. At the event her and the other four honorees(Jean, Gordie, Alice, and Val) decide to do good deeds for those in the community. They call themselves ‘The Unlikelies.’ They do this by spreading anti-trolling messages on social media and giving out cute care package.
The main thing I loved about this book is the positive message it sends. That it’s important to be kind. Doing something small can change someones day.
Another thing that I really enjoyed was the subtle humor. This helped to lighten the mood of the book.
The diversity was well done in ‘The Unlikelies’. Jean is Haitian, Val is Hispanic, and Sadie is half Persian. This really added another dimension to the story. The fact that all the kids came from different backgrounds but came together to ‘do good deeds’ really underscored the positive tone of the book.
The only thing that really left me wanting more was the mystery surrounded Mr.Upton. I wish that his life could have been touched on more. I kept thinking there was an interesting story there.
‘The Unlikelies’ is an all together great read. It has a positive message with an interesting storyline. Would definitely recommend. A must read for teenagers.
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