Surviving Adam Meade
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

Surviving Adam Meade Details

TitleSurviving Adam Meade
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 14th, 2018
PublisherSwoon Reads
ISBN-139781250154378
Rating
GenreRomance, Young Adult, Contemporary

Surviving Adam Meade Review

  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I totally loved this book. Brooding arrogant male and female lead ready to knock him off his pedestal. Where do I sign? Adam Meade school quarterback, goodlooking, cocky, rude and a heartbreaker. He is everything Claire Collins wants to avoid. Her father has taken a new job which means they are moving yet again. Claire loved her old school and her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, he didn't want to do the whole long distance thing. Claire is trying to mend her broken heart but because her dad is the I totally loved this book. Brooding arrogant male and female lead ready to knock him off his pedestal. Where do I sign? Adam Meade school quarterback, goodlooking, cocky, rude and a heartbreaker. He is everything Claire Collins wants to avoid. Her father has taken a new job which means they are moving yet again. Claire loved her old school and her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, he didn't want to do the whole long distance thing. Claire is trying to mend her broken heart but because her dad is the football coach she can't get away from the team. She wants her parents to let her visit her old school friends. Her dad wants her to help out with the football practices. Adam Meade wants his water girl to deliver it cold and so the fun begins. Adam is a complex character, who doesn't want anyone to get too close. He is more than meets the eye, but his goal is to concentrate on football. He wants a college scholarship and everything else is a distraction. Surviving Adam Meade is told from Claire's point of view. She isn't looking for love. Her ex still has a hold on her heart. She doesn't want a new set of friends or a new school but what she finds is a perfect fit. Fate plays a hand to give her everything she didn't expect. I really like stories that have a love/hate relationship and this one does it well. I really liked the way the book is written and I couldn't predict what the characters were going to do. There is similar storyline out there, but this one has all the right twists and turns to make it unique. I loved every minute of it. This is a great book. It's easy to laugh with and kept me hooked. 5 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review as part of the Xpresso Book Tours. My date is August 16th.
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  • Alyssa
    January 1, 1970
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon KlarePublisher: Swoon ReadsPublication Date: August 14, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon KlarePublisher: Swoon ReadsPublication Date: August 14, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.What I Liked:This book is still four months out but I couldn't not jump at the chance to read it as soon as possible. I actually gave it a go in February, because I had been excited about it long before I got a review copy. This is rare for me - I'm not a huge fan of YA contemporary novels. But something about this one appealed to me. And I enjoyed the book!Claire Collins has moved more times than she'd like, thanks to her dad being a football coach. Her new school is pretty great, she has made new friends, her younger brother fits in on the football team - coached by their dad. Claire wants nothing more than to graduate and go to Auburn, her dream school, and leave her past behind. She didn't plan on Adam Meade entering her life. Adam is the star QB of the high school's football team, and he gets under Claire's skin. Claire gets under his skin like no other. What happens when sparks fly between two stubborn, strong-willed teens?There was sooo much banter and sarcastic exchanges in this book. Adam and Claire have chemistry from the start, and this leads to a lot of heated banter. There is tension between them, and it manifests as irritation first, and then something more passionate. I personally adore hate-to-love romances, so I was ALL for this. There is a slight forbidden trope too, as Claire previously dated a football quarterback at her former high school, and Adam is the quarterback at her new high school. Even though her dad is a football coach, her brother plays football, and she has been around football her entire life, she doesn't want to date a football player (again). She wants to graduate and go to college and start fresh. So Adam is a bit forbidden, and even though she is very attracted to him, she doesn't want to want him. At first.I love how the romance progressed. Like I said, it's hate-to-love, and it's hilarious and swoony to watch. The beginning is a little rocky - these two seriously did not get along - but they start to be nicer (while still sarcastic and banter-y) to each other. There is instant tension and chemistry, but not insta-love (in my opinion). I liked Claire, her drive to get to college, her steadfastness about Auburn, and how she wanted a healthy relationship with Adam after her disaster of a formerly healthy relationship with a guy at her previous school. I connected with Claire because she is so motivated and determined.I liked Adam, even though he is a player and a little annoying at first. He has a lot of confidence (which I love), and he's actually a sweet and decent guy. There are a lot of layers to him - it's not just the star football player that you see.This isn't just a romance novel, or a high school drama, or teen angst novel. There is very little drama, and I liked the high school setting and the high school conflicts. This novel really worked for me and brought back memories of high school - which was five years ago for me, yikes. Anyway, it's not just about the romance; Adam has his own personal problems, Claire has her past to reconcile, and of course there is the future, with college.Believe it or not, the ending is a HEA! I was pretty pleased with it. I honestly didn't think it would end super well (these types of novels always have a bittersweet ending). But it was good!What I Did Not Like:I wanted more swoonssss. There were actually a few, and they were scattered throughout the story. Maybe this novel might have functioned well as a New Adult novel? It was great as YA though, but I feel like with all of the tension and chemistry that Adam and Claire had, the author could have taken this relationship places. I'm just saying!Would I Recommend It:If you love YA contemporary, definitely give this book a shot! I tend to only gravitate towards and enjoy the romance-y YA contemporary novels, and this was a very romance-y one. I liked it a lot, everyone might not though, but it's worth a shot! It's a quick, engaging read and I think people will either love it or hate it. Hopefully love it!Rating:4 stars. I see it might be book one of two? If there is a second novel, I hope it's more ~New Adult~ than Young Adult. If you know what I mean. I wouldn't mind seeing the college side of things!
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  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 4.5 StarsYep, I am writing this review with a few happy tears in my eyes, because Surviving Adam Meade did a great job of hitting me right in the feels.Who?• Claire, the coaches daughter and resident new girl, who was still trying to recover from a broken heart. Her goal was to get into the college of her choice and avoid boys, especially football players, at all costs. • Adam, the quarterback and resident football hero, who shunned most attachments in order to focus on his goals - footb Rating: 4.5 StarsYep, I am writing this review with a few happy tears in my eyes, because Surviving Adam Meade did a great job of hitting me right in the feels.Who?• Claire, the coaches daughter and resident new girl, who was still trying to recover from a broken heart. Her goal was to get into the college of her choice and avoid boys, especially football players, at all costs. • Adam, the quarterback and resident football hero, who shunned most attachments in order to focus on his goals - football, a championship, and college. What?Though they both wanted to keep it simple, neither Adam nor Claire were able to deny the crackling attraction, which existed between them. Would they be able to move beyond their past and forge a future? And would a future together be possible given their divergent paths? Why?This book grabbed me from the very beginning and never let go. I found myself totally captivated by Adam and Claire's story. One of the very first things I noted, was how much I loved the banter. And I am not just talking about that, which occurred between Adam and Claire, but more like how all the characters interacted. There was a fun ease between them, which I really loved. When I was reading the exchanges between Claire and her family, I could almost hear my own dad's and sister's voices.Claire was the character we knew a lot more about in the beginning. We didn't know all the details, but we knew she suffered a romantic loss, as well as a loss of her friends and her status due to her family's move, but Adam was more of a mystery. He was quite complex, and the details and depth of his character were slowly revealed, layer by layer. I won't pretend his story didn't break my heart, because it did. There were these little details Klare gave us, that had me thinking one way or the other, but the real story broke me even more. Then we had Claire and Adam, who sort of made me nuts at times, but I still adored. There was tension between them immediately, and it was easy to see how this was moving from irritation to attraction. The push and pull kept me on edge, and I kept wondering when they would act on it. I loved every delicious second of it. I also liked the way they challenged each other, and there were so many times when they would insist the other tell them what they are thinking, so they could openly discuss things. People, that's how you make things work. The drama came in the form of their pasts and their futures. Both Adam and Claire had sound arguments for why they did not want to become involved in any sort of relationship. They had these abandonment issues they were dealing with, plus they were getting ready to head off to college in a few short months. These fears and complications were very real, and I thought Klare tackled them well. She didn't make it easy, nor did she cop out. There was this one scene, where Claire just let's everything go, and I just kept flashing back to that final scene from When Harry Met Sally, and the tears fell. OverallA fabulous hate-to-love romance, which had me laughing, smiling, and rooting for these two to follow their hearts, because sometimes you just know when you've met your match.*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Katy Upperman
    January 1, 1970
    Three Amazing Things About SURVIVING ADAME MEADE1. FNL feels. Are you obsessed with Friday Night Lights like I am? Then this is the book for you. It brought me right back to the weeks I spent binge watching that show a few years back, and gave me all of the same swoony feels. Friendship! Football! Kissing!2. Claire + Adam = Sparks. I mean really -- is there anything better than two characters yelling at each other because they *actually* want to kiss each other? Claire and Adam are evenly matche Three Amazing Things About SURVIVING ADAME MEADE1. FNL feels. Are you obsessed with Friday Night Lights like I am? Then this is the book for you. It brought me right back to the weeks I spent binge watching that show a few years back, and gave me all of the same swoony feels. Friendship! Football! Kissing!2. Claire + Adam = Sparks. I mean really -- is there anything better than two characters yelling at each other because they *actually* want to kiss each other? Claire and Adam are evenly matched in the snark department, making their banter a thing of beauty, and when they finally make it to romance, the reward is fantastic.3. Senior year challenges. I'm a fan of how author Shannon Klare incorporated the challenges that come along with senior year into her debut. College visits, applications, deciding whether to attempt long distance relationships. It all feels very real and relevant set against the small town football backdrop. I can't wait for you to meet these characters come August!
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  • Rosalie
    January 1, 1970
    Surviving Adam Meade is Shannon Klare's debut novel. It tells the story of Claire Collins' senior year. The problem: she had to change schools because of her dad's job. She left behind her a past and a passion for football. That was until she befriended Riley and met Adam Meade.Honestly, this book could have used at least another hundred pages. I spent half the book asking myself if I hadn't read over whole paragraphs because I couldn't believe everything was happening that fast. I would have li Surviving Adam Meade is Shannon Klare's debut novel. It tells the story of Claire Collins' senior year. The problem: she had to change schools because of her dad's job. She left behind her a past and a passion for football. That was until she befriended Riley and met Adam Meade.Honestly, this book could have used at least another hundred pages. I spent half the book asking myself if I hadn't read over whole paragraphs because I couldn't believe everything was happening that fast. I would have liked to have context and depth justifying, explaining, the characters' actions. Instead, everything felt forced: the relationships, the friendships, the character's development. I would have liked more special or just basic moments between the characters to get to know them better, to get a sense of what they had in common, why they were friends, etc. I also didn't like the relationship between Claire and Adam. THEre WERE CUTE MOMENTS, THOUGH. BOY THEY WERE CUTE. But the relationship in itself felt empty, not based on anything solid and everything felt rushed. Their fights were unnatural to me, as if they didn't need a good reason to fight, but they just had to for the sake of the plot (?not really?). The characters also didn't really any depth in my opinion. Claire was childish and her younger brother made me think the entire book that he should have been older because he was way more mature that she was. It was like everything became a reason to complain and get mad even when there was no real reason. I would have liked to get to know Riley and Tate a little bit more, too. I gave the second star for the absolutely delightful sarcastic conversations between Claire and Adam. and because of the cute moments.
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  • Lenni Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Actual Rating: 4.5Advance copy received through Xpresso Book ToursWhat a fantabulous book! “Surviving Adam Meade” is everything I could’ve asked for in a book! That’s relieving since the last book I read was trash. Anyway, this book had everything I want in my contemporary romances:•Cute Couples•Connections to other books•Characters with great senses of humor•and Happily ever after!The books I connected this to were “Challenge Accepted” by Amanda Abram, “The Distance Between Us” by Kasie West, a Actual Rating: 4.5Advance copy received through Xpresso Book ToursWhat a fantabulous book! “Surviving Adam Meade” is everything I could’ve asked for in a book! That’s relieving since the last book I read was trash. Anyway, this book had everything I want in my contemporary romances:•Cute Couples•Connections to other books•Characters with great senses of humor•and Happily ever after!The books I connected this to were “Challenge Accepted” by Amanda Abram, “The Distance Between Us” by Kasie West, and “My Life With the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak. So, if you’ve liked those books, definitely check them out! And if you like this book, I recommend you look at these books because I enjoyed them and I enjoyed this book.One thing I wasn’t too happy about was all the arguing that would go on between Adam and Claire. I’m not talking about the playful banter(that was adorable and endearing), but the constant arguments that the two had. It got tiring and a little boring. That’s why this book lost half a star for me.All in all, “Surviving Adam Meade” introduced two new and amazingly awesome characters to me. After reading this, I’m definitely going to check this author out on Wattpad. If you’re looking for your new OTP, I recommend to you “Surviving Adam Meade.” It’s also good for people who want something to laugh out loud with.Happy reading and I hope that you all consider reading “Surviving Adam Meade!!!”
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  • Shirley Cuypers
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5/5*Review to come!
  • Rebeca
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange of a honest review. I recently had the chance to read one of my most anticipated Contemporary books of this year, Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare, it was a very fun story that made me laugh more than once🙌🤣While reading this story I noticed how Claire learned how to move on from her past and started to live a new life surrounded by people who cared about her, who supported her and even when they made fun of her – that would be Adam of course I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange of a honest review. I recently had the chance to read one of my most anticipated Contemporary books of this year, Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare, it was a very fun story that made me laugh more than once🙌🤣While reading this story I noticed how Claire learned how to move on from her past and started to live a new life surrounded by people who cared about her, who supported her and even when they made fun of her – that would be Adam of course – loved her❤ Claire was a character that kept surprising me till the very end, she was super funny and I just loved to read about how she constantly pushed Adam’s buttons whenever she had a chance, the fact that they really, REALLY, couldn’t stand each other from the very beginning made the story super interesting!At the beginning of the story I wasn’t a big fan of Adam. I was actually cheering for Claire when she said things that annoyed Adam, so I can guarantee that you will definitely laugh more than once. I liked how later they became friends and eventually became something more. He was someone that surprised me, he was sweet and I just loved how he and Claire were perfect for each other.If you want to read my full review, you can read it at www.booknerdaddict.com 😊
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  • Lilly
    January 1, 1970
    Man, i was struggling with a reading lump when i decided to push myself for a short read, and this story happened to be the firt thing my eye landed in as soon as i opened Wattpad.the story is amazing and well written, i absolutely enjoyed it
  • Maggie
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE a good slowburn hate-to-love and this one delivers. Adam and Claire have amazing chemistry and I each of them had really interesting family dynamics. Perfect for fans of Friday Night Lights!
  • nick
    January 1, 1970
    Umm yeah. This book was not for me. The main character really grated on my nerves and I felt like most of the characters were one-dimensional.
  • Mehak Garg
    January 1, 1970
    Oh God! That ending was heartbreaking! :'(
  • Lenny
    January 1, 1970
    Review coming soon to LiterallyLenny.com!
  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    Read this in one sitting! I loved the banter between the MCs!
  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Quick and cute read. Sometimes a new chapter would start and I’d feel like I missed something, but no, it was just a little choppy. Cute story though, and absolutely adored Adams grandma.
  • D.J.
    January 1, 1970
    1. Claire had me laughing more times than I can count.2. There's a lovely balance between the fun, flirty elements and the more serious topics.3. Still, I feel like there's a lack of depth and description when it comes to the characters. I never felt like I had a firm grasp on who they were, what they looked like, and what, aside from some surface level aspects, motivated them.4. The enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance is developed rather well. Claire and Adam's banter is top notch and always o 1. Claire had me laughing more times than I can count.2. There's a lovely balance between the fun, flirty elements and the more serious topics.3. Still, I feel like there's a lack of depth and description when it comes to the characters. I never felt like I had a firm grasp on who they were, what they looked like, and what, aside from some surface level aspects, motivated them.4. The enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance is developed rather well. Claire and Adam's banter is top notch and always on point, though some readers might find the constant zingers annoying after a while.5. Claire and Riley's friendship is A+ and I'm glad we're seeing more strong female friendships in YA.6. Claire's family is so welcoming and positive and loving and yay!7. This isn't a very diverse book.8. I wanted more drama/backstory with Claire's ex. It felt like the author was building up to something more.9. When it comes down to it, I'm not a sports person and I find football to be especially confusing. But the author does such a great job at making the football aspect of this novel not only easy to understand to readers like me, but also appealing and fun.10. Overall, Surviving Adam Meade is a flirtatious summer read that will make you laugh and smile in equal measures.
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  • Candace
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.Finally finished, and what an unexpected turn this book took.Surviving Adam Meade is a hilarious, adorable and heartbreaking story about two teenagers, Claire Collins and Adam Meade, who fall in love despite their better judgments. I was hooked at the beginning, and although it did get a bit slow in the middle, I binged the last few chapters because oh my goodness I was not expecting that ending.I loved the characters. Claire was hilarious and super sassy, Adam was beautiful (for the m 3.5 stars.Finally finished, and what an unexpected turn this book took.Surviving Adam Meade is a hilarious, adorable and heartbreaking story about two teenagers, Claire Collins and Adam Meade, who fall in love despite their better judgments. I was hooked at the beginning, and although it did get a bit slow in the middle, I binged the last few chapters because oh my goodness I was not expecting that ending.I loved the characters. Claire was hilarious and super sassy, Adam was beautiful (for the most part) and also super sassy, Riley was refreshing and such a fun person to read about, but nobody made me laugh quite as much as Case, Claire's younger brother. I think I love him. I do wish these characters had a bit more depth and personality, but who knows, maybe the revised version has all that good stuff. I hated the ending, but there is a second book which I will definitely be reading (eventually) so I understand why that was probably necessary and I'm not too mad about it.The only real issue I had with this book was the constant slut-shaming. Boys calling girls skanks and girls judging other girls for the amount of times they've had sex is just not okay. Especially when nobody ever gets called out for it. Stop slut-shaming, please and thank you.Overall, this book was a super fun read and I am so glad I read it.
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  • Jeraca
    January 1, 1970
    I received this eARC novel from Edelweiss. This is my honest review. Release date: August 14, 2018Claire is having a rough time right now. Because her father got a new job coaching football in North Carolina, she is being forced to move her senior year from Alabama. Away from her friends, her cheerleading squad, and her boyfriend. And because she was moving away, her ex, Seth, decided to dump her because he didn't want to do long distance with her and wanted to have fun his senior year in high s I received this eARC novel from Edelweiss. This is my honest review. Release date: August 14, 2018Claire is having a rough time right now. Because her father got a new job coaching football in North Carolina, she is being forced to move her senior year from Alabama. Away from her friends, her cheerleading squad, and her boyfriend. And because she was moving away, her ex, Seth, decided to dump her because he didn't want to do long distance with her and wanted to have fun his senior year in high school. So now Claire is devastated, heart broken, and mad. It doesn't help that she is trying to grovel her way to use the car that her and her brother, Case, share, to get back to Alabama so she can see all of her friends and also, maybe, kind try to convince Seth to get back together with her. And part of that groveling is to help her father with his practices with the football team. And when the cocky quarterback, Adam Meade, decides to make her life hell, she decides to come back at him with all that she has. Because she might as well make life interesting for the next few months until she can go to Auburn - her dream college in Alabama. The more that she is stuck with Adam, though, the more she realizes that she might have feelings for him. But she has been down this road with a different football player, and she will not fall for it again! Because heartbreak is not on her agenda for the near future. Adam is persistent, though. He is used to the girls wanting everything from him, so when he encounters Claire's indifference, he wants to figure out what is so special about her and how he can get under her skin. But the more he tries to get a reaction out of her, the more he is realizing that Claire is getting under his skin as well. When Claire gets some news about her ex, she realizes that she hasn't been 100% truthful with Adam, and with their rocky relationship and their arguments about colleges, she may have ruined the best thing that has happened to her. This was a cute high school/football novel. You have teen angst, end of the world event, Friday night football, and stressing about college and the future. While I didn't go through nearly anything that Claire went through, I do remember a lot of classmates going through this exact same thing, so this book is very realistic in that way. I did, though, want to strangle Claire throughout most of the book. I get that it was like the end of the world for her for most of the novel, but she just needed to stop thinking so much and just do what she needed to do. Things work out in the end, no matter if it is heartbreak or happiness. And at age 17, she has her whole life ahead of her to make things right, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time. I thought that the football games were very realistic and I think a lot of readers who watch football can relate to it. I saw on Goodreads that there is a second book available, and it's on Wattpad right now... So basically I found it and I am now going to read it to see what happens when Claire and Adam go to college, because I am very curious about how this will play out. I'm not sure how long the link will be available on Wattpad, since Shannon Klare got signed on with a publishing company, but I'm going to put the link here if you want a chance to read it before it goes away :)Finding Claire Collins: https://www.wattpad.com/217341640-fin...
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  • Elita
    January 1, 1970
    Surviving Adam MeadeI LOVED IT!It wasn't at all cliché and sappy like other teen fiction romances. This book was simply wonderful. . . except for the heartbreaking ending that ripped my heart out and stomped on it repeatedly.Adam Meade was a complete jerk at the beginning, but even then I sort of liked him for not holding back and not caring what people think of him at all. It was actually an admirable trait that I wish I had myself. He did what he wanted because it made HIM happy and didn't car Surviving Adam MeadeI LOVED IT!It wasn't at all cliché and sappy like other teen fiction romances. This book was simply wonderful. . . except for the heartbreaking ending that ripped my heart out and stomped on it repeatedly.Adam Meade was a complete jerk at the beginning, but even then I sort of liked him for not holding back and not caring what people think of him at all. It was actually an admirable trait that I wish I had myself. He did what he wanted because it made HIM happy and didn't care if other people judged him or not.Claire Collins was one of the strongest characters I've ever read about, especially when she found out Adam was using her the entire time to get a football scholarship since she was the coach's daughter. I think I cried more than she did, I'm not joking. She went to school the next day and went on with her life as if nothing had happened and held her head up high, despite the fact she was crumbling on the inside.Riley was honestly the most amazing person ever (Claire's best friend) and I think I liked her more than the actual main characters. She was funny, smart, enjoyable, enthusiastic, and was so supporting of everyone. Even when she found out Tate (her boyfriend) had known about Adam's plan the entire time, she took Claire's side and made Tate apologize repeatedly for doing this to Claire. Even though Tate and her had been dating for way longer than Claire and her had been best friends. She was so sweet and never did anything to hurt anyone else, but instead made everyone feel BETTER about themselves.I shipped Adam and Claire so hard and then Marcus sent Claire that video of Adam telling the football team his true intensions of being with her. He was using her to get a football scholarship, since her father was the coach. I was so upset and I cried, CRIED! I did not see this coming at all.I'd grown so accustomed to Adam and then I find out who he truly is. A jerk without a care in the world about other people's feelings. At all. He does things to benefit himself and doesn't care who he's hurting in the process as long as it benefits him.I think it hurt even more when Tate told Riley and Claire that this was the SECOND time Adam had done this. You think he'd learn his lesson the first time, but no, he still did it again. First with Jen, and then with Claire. How many heartbroken girls is it going to take for him to realize his actions effect other people to?I tried to stay mad at him, but when he started to explain himself, I still ended up feeling bad for him. It was something like. . ."My parents are gone, my grandma is dying and you're the only thing going right in my life right now, Claire. I wanted to tell you, but how am I supposed to explain that this whole relationship has been based off a lie? I've been selfish and I regret ever doing this to you, Claire. I was trying to just get a scholarship, but I fell in love with you in the process. I love you, Claire."Claire asked for space and Adam just couldn't handle 'space' away from her, so he fled like a coward. He graduated early since he had enough credits and left her to fend for herself. HE made the decision, so the breakup was completely his fault honestly. A girl needs space after you betray her like that and he was just too much of a coward to respect that.I also loved the pocket dictionary references!
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  • Natalie {I'd So Rather Be Reading}
    January 1, 1970
    👉🏽Full Review Here 👈🏽Biased Texan Clause:Okay, so this book will be loved by all Texans/Natives simply because it is based on our states mandatory Friday night activity, HS Football or termed FNL= Friday Night Lights.My kids had 28 tardies at the close of last year. I am chronically late to church each Sunday (which starts at 12:30pm). But this past week I got up at 5am sharp to get in line for our HS football season tickets... I was third in line.Do I have a kid in HS? No. Can I name anyone on 👉🏽Full Review Here 👈🏽Biased Texan Clause:Okay, so this book will be loved by all Texans/Natives simply because it is based on our states mandatory Friday night activity, HS Football or termed FNL= Friday Night Lights.My kids had 28 tardies at the close of last year. I am chronically late to church each Sunday (which starts at 12:30pm). But this past week I got up at 5am sharp to get in line for our HS football season tickets... I was third in line.Do I have a kid in HS? No. Can I name anyone on the team? Yes, one. Do I have a child in football? Nope. But I got my tickets (and a few extra because I require extra butt room)! See, we are a strange breed but honest about it.Review: Surviving Adam Meade was a fun, feel good book and a great contribution to YA contemporary but without the standard guarantee on a HEA, which was killer good build-up for book 2. And that is another bonus, a BOOK 2!Once I started, I read this sucker in one sitting, wanna know why? Because of page 13 and one snarky reply by the MC Claire: "I'd bring him a special water bottle filled with the tears of my enemies."I loved Claire! I loved her spunk, her fire and her sassy mouth. She is exactly what I'd expect from a football coaches daughter but with the added bonus of teen heartache.When Adam was introduced he was the typical jerk-jock and I just knew I was going to hate the guy. But the more he and Claire interacted the more I loved the both of them as a pair. I'm not sure I would have liked them apart, they had a certain fire about them. The kind of fire that screams "I will eat your first born but first KISS ME you fool!"I also really liked how Adam's story unfolded, his character was the most realistic and endearing. He had real life tragedies and the world on his shoulders (sometimes literally).The Ex:The only complaint I have is that I didn't know enough about Seth, the Ex, to really spew hate-fire at the guy. I mean I know we hate him but I needed more backstory besides a break-up. Give me the dirt!Surviving Adam Meade is filled with all the challenges of Senior year, the odd year between adolescence and adulthood. It is a fantastic debut novel and I cannot wait to dive into Finding Claire Collins.
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  • Jasmine Carlisle
    January 1, 1970
    This exact review was copied from my blog jasminecarlisleblog.wordpress.com but if you'd like to see more extras and GIFs, head on over and scroll all the way to the bottom of the post. I promise they're there. :DTitle: Surviving Adam MeadeAuthor: liveandlove10Published: WattpadEdition: 2015 WattpadMy rating: *****/***** (5/5)Let me just start by saying, I LOVE the cover. People always say, don't judge a book by it's cover, but it's just what humans do. We see something and automatically assume. This exact review was copied from my blog jasminecarlisleblog.wordpress.com but if you'd like to see more extras and GIFs, head on over and scroll all the way to the bottom of the post. I promise they're there. :DTitle: Surviving Adam MeadeAuthor: liveandlove10Published: WattpadEdition: 2015 WattpadMy rating: *****/***** (5/5)Let me just start by saying, I LOVE the cover. People always say, don't judge a book by it's cover, but it's just what humans do. We see something and automatically assume. In this instance, I automatically assumed this was going to be a great story and guess what? That was exactly the case.The summary of this book goes as follows: Claire had a life most girls wanted. She was pretty, popular, and peppy, until she found herself at a new high school with a guy hell bent on destroying her.With his own set of issues and a future full of expectations, Adam wanted a good season and a football scholarship, but even he couldn't resist the feisty demeanor of the new girl in school.Hormones will clash. Some will make it. Some won't.This is: Surviving Adam MeadeDoesn't that sound SO GREAT?! My thoughts exactly!I loved how the characters developed and how the story emerged like a beautiful...book butterfly. It's probably one of the best things I've read this year! Claire is BEYOND funny (some of my favorite lines being:"'Meh.' I tried to come up with some witty remark, but somehow only managed to say, 'Orange is the color of pumpkins and pumpkins remind me of Charlie Brown.'""'I have a nagging feeling that I'm going to run you over if you don't let go.' I added a smile for good measure and a, 'Please and thank you.' Neither of which Adam seemed to find any solace in.""'And I don't give a damn what it has to do with. Touch her again and you'll be eating out of a straw.'My hero!Just kidding, it was only Adam.")And Adam is equally as funny (but there are far too many hilarious quotes from Adam to choose so I'll just let you read it and enjoy for yourself.) I feel like all of the characters had a big purpose in the story whether they were minor characters or not, which I love in a story.As a bonus, it isn't love at first sight. You always read those books (some of which are my favorites, but I'm just pointing out flaws) where the female character is head over heels for the male character as soon as the chapter begins. This, however, was a different story (literally :P). Both of the characters hate each other beyond compare (which makes for extremely funny dialogue in my opinion) but it makes the story seem even more real.Speaking of being real, this story hit that mark. The characters, the plot, the setting, and everything were just so real that it was hard not to keep reading. It deals with a whole bunch of stuff including, but not limited to, high school, drama, relationships, teenagers, college, and surviving. (I just had to put that last one in there- it was too good an opportunity to miss. :P)I don't think I have anything left to say for the non-spoiler portion of this review, so if you haven't read Surviving Adam Meade, go read it and come back so we can discuss further. :)If you're still here, it means you've either read it (to that I say, congratulations! Wasn't it great!) or you've ignored my warnings for spoilers (and to that, I say, it's your own fault and this is your last warning. This next sentence will be pretty spoilery...)I want to cry. Like, I wanted to cry so bad after reading that last chapter. Thankfully, I held it in because I was in a public setting but still. The feels were real.I hated Adam and then I liked Adam and then I hated Adam and then I hated Marcus and then I liked Marcus and then I hated Marcus. It's this ongoing battle with my feelings and it's really hurting my heart. Shame on you and bravo at the same time, Shannon.I still don't really know how I feel after reading the end of it, but I guess we'll have to see after I read the sequel. (YES, THERE'S A SEQUEL. IT'S OKAY- I SCREAMED TOO!)Okay, now let's backtrack, there were so many times when I absolutely hated Adam but I knew deep down that Claire couldn't stand to not be around him. There was clearly affection there and there's no denying it.Backtracking a little more, every time we got to learn about Adam a little more, my heart literally ached. There was a literal quiver in my heart. His sister and dad, his mom, his grandma, his past girlfriends. All of them made my heart ache in different ways but it still ached all the same.Now on a lighter note, I loved all the characters and thought they were extremely funny (if I ever got to meet Shannon in real life, I bet she'd be the most hilarious person ever of this is what she writes about! :D). Case, Riley, Tate, Wanda, Eva, and Claire being some of my favorites.The last thing I want to say before I end this review doesn't really have much to do with the story but kind of.So, do you know that part when Wanda invites Claire over for cobbler (I looked constantly but couldn't find the chapter. If someone knows, please comment below and I'll edit this) and then a few paragraphs? Chapters? I forget. Anyway, Claire says the line "Ooo...cobbler" which is pretty funny. What makes it even funnier is that while I was reading, I was hanging out with my aunt and she looked over to see what I was doing. Upon reading that line, she said it aloud in the funniest way I can ever think of so it's become an inside joke of ours.To make it even funnier, there was another line where Claire says "Ooo...cake" so when my aunt says "Ooo...cobbler" I reply by saying "Ooo...cake". So, there you go, Shannon. Your writing has achieved at making multiple inside jokes. :DThis is where it all ends. If you liked this review, go follow Shannon on Wattpad and like all of the chapters of Surviving Adam Meade to get her book even higher up on the rankings.
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  • Autumn
    January 1, 1970
    Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Overall....a fun, quick read. Very reminiscent of my high school days. A little choppy on the transitions in places, but overall I enjoyed this book.What I loved: I loved the chemistry and the witty banter. I loved the love/hate relationship between Claire and Adam. It was very and reminded of my own high school days.What I liked: Claire's parents. They were more like my current parenting style with my own high schooler. What I hate Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Overall....a fun, quick read. Very reminiscent of my high school days. A little choppy on the transitions in places, but overall I enjoyed this book.What I loved: I loved the chemistry and the witty banter. I loved the love/hate relationship between Claire and Adam. It was very and reminded of my own high school days.What I liked: Claire's parents. They were more like my current parenting style with my own high schooler. What I hated: The grandma portion (I liked her as a character, but things seemed a little off with her storyline--vague as I'm trying to avoid spoilers). Plus how quickly this wrapped up. I think there could have been more between December and graduation....again, trying to avoid spoilers.
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  • Jessica Smith
    January 1, 1970
    Le sigh... I mean, this was just a sweet, feel-good, romance of a book. Believable, nuanced, characters, a great setting, and a super fun romance. Also... football! It wasn't at all overdone (something I think easily happens in YA contemp romance). SURVIVING ADAM MEADE was just right and I thoroughly enjoyed it.The writing was lovely and, while the story ending was 100% satisfying, it wasn't super cliched or 'they lived happily ever after. The end.' There was a bit of 'what if' to explore which, Le sigh... I mean, this was just a sweet, feel-good, romance of a book. Believable, nuanced, characters, a great setting, and a super fun romance. Also... football! It wasn't at all overdone (something I think easily happens in YA contemp romance). SURVIVING ADAM MEADE was just right and I thoroughly enjoyed it.The writing was lovely and, while the story ending was 100% satisfying, it wasn't super cliched or 'they lived happily ever after. The end.' There was a bit of 'what if' to explore which, as a reader, I always appreciate. Perfect summer or vacay read! I definitely recommend this one!
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  • J.
    January 1, 1970
    An enjoyable and breezy, if predictable, YA contemporary romance. This book doesn't do anything new or profound, and it's light on character development, but it's still fun enough that it's an easy, quick read. There was also a good bit of dialogue that was genuinely witty and laugh-out-loud funny.One of my biggest eyeroll moments is when Claire is mad that Adam won't change his college plans for her, even though they've only known each other a few weeks. But, hey. I still finished the book.
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  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    Received an ARC of this book at BookCon.A quick, fun read. I finished it over the course of two (busy) days. This would be really good for getting you out of a reading slump. Friday Night Light style books are definitely my guilty pleasure. I was surprised with how invested I got in the story and with the characters. There were points where I got choked up and parts where I found myself smiling like an idiot because the story was so cute. If you like Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines you'll love Received an ARC of this book at BookCon.A quick, fun read. I finished it over the course of two (busy) days. This would be really good for getting you out of a reading slump. Friday Night Light style books are definitely my guilty pleasure. I was surprised with how invested I got in the story and with the characters. There were points where I got choked up and parts where I found myself smiling like an idiot because the story was so cute. If you like Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines you'll love this book. Would definitely read it again!
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  • Kayla Brunson
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.This book just didn’t do it for me. The story wasn’t very original. Girl moves to new town, boy back home broke her heart and she swears off dating. Meets guy at new school, they have a hate/love relationship. Have you read that before? The characters came off very one dimensional and this isn’t a story thats going to stay with me. Blog | Instagram | Twitter
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    *I received an e-galley from Netgalley in return for an honest review.*I am not usually a romance reader, but had the chance to get a galley of this book and thought I'd give it a try. I ended up really enjoying the story. Claire and Adam love to hate each other at the beginning and continue their antics after they realize they are more than friends. I found this relationship more interesting and liked that it wasn't all mushy romance.
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  • Cimone Watson
    January 1, 1970
    I read an early version of this on Swoon Reads. It made me so emotional, haha. It was great. I had a few small qualms that made it 4 stars as opposed to 5, but I'm guessing it will be a 5-star read when it's done. I'm excited to read a finished copy next summer, because I want to be able to talk to other people about this book, hahaha.(PS: The "dates read" are estimated. I can't remember the exact dates for sure.)
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    THIS BOOK KILLED ME....I AM A PUDDLE ON MY FLOOR...WHAT CAN I DO TO GET MY HANDS ON THE SECOND BOOK?!?!?!?!?Seriously, this book was everything I wasn't expecting but everything that I needed to read. I can't say anything else other than buy this book as soon as it comes out...and seriously, what can I do to get my hands on the sequel?! Thanks to Swoon Reads for the ARC!
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  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    Amazingly adorable! I loved how the characters actually acted and talked like high school kids! It has all the emotions and problems that will take a reader back to the fun parts of HS! Claire and Adam are so awful and hate each other at the start of the book! It’s fun to watch their relationship change! I highly recommend it for all YA lovers! Very clean and only minor swearing!
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