Punk 57

Punk 57

by Penelope Douglas


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From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest standalone love-hate romance..."We were perfect together. Until we met." MishaI can't help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.It didn't take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever...And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there's one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She's the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name's Ryen, loves Gallo's pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?F*ck it. I need to meet her.I just don't expect to hate what I find.RyenHe hasn't written in three months. Something's wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.Without him around, I'm going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It's my own fault. I should've gotten his phone number or picture or something.He could be gone forever.Or right under my nose, and I wouldn't even know it.*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539427766
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 93,887
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into ten languages and include the Fall Away Series (Bully, Until You, Rival, Falling Away, and Aflame), as well as Corrupt and Misconduct. Next to Never (A Fall Away Novella) releases January 2017.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and shops at Target almost daily. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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Punk 57 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
This. Damn. Book. I'm effectively ruined and will be for quite some time after reading this book. Penelope Douglas once again proves that she's a mastermind at giving the reader everything they're unsure of, and exactly what they've been unknowingly dying for in a book. Punk 57 is a new adult title that gives angst a deliciously, torturous name. But more than the erotic tinges that will leave you breathless and the characters that will cause more than a few grays hairs is a world and story expertly built and executed. Misha and Ryen were the best of friends... on paper. But fate had an devilish hand in bringing them face to face. A night that could have brought so much promise, ended in heartache. In more ways than one. But said heartache eventually led Misha and Ryen back to one another. In some of the most unconventional of terms, but nonetheless they were together. Whether both of them knew it or not. Yet both of them were not who the other was expecting... or wanting. But it seems they were exactly what the other needed. Two wrong don't usually make a right, but two broken halves can make a whole. And that's exactly the narrative told. The bob and weave, cat and mouse, push and pull of this book will have you downright cursing Penelope Douglas one minute and professing your undying gratitude that she delivered this story the next. It's the truest definition of an emotional rollercoaster if there ever was one. Ms. Douglas has once again captured my heart and soul within the pages of one of her books and I'm not so sure that Ryen and Misha will be gracious enough to give it back. In the meantime I will be reveling over the car wash, the Physics lab, and of course that damn drive-in. Punk 57 is a top read of the year for me. Hands down. The twists I never saw coming, all the feels, and a flat out to die for explosively sexy couple all lend themselves to a one of a kind, fantastic read! Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Was hard to put down.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
5 “You’re my favorite place.” Stars! Amazing, sexy and edgy with honest characters and a beautiful story you just can’t put down! Penelope Douglas absolutely, hands down, writes the BEST Coming-of-Age-Romance with a sexy-steamy New Adult/Adult slant. The message is always clear but told in a unique, relevant way and with characters you can’t help but fall ridiculously in love with, flaws and all. Punk 57 was a captivating story about finding yourself through the pressures of being perfect and realizing that for others to love you, you have to love yourself and be true to yourself first. I ADORED this book! Ryen and Misha were strangers who started writing each other when they were eleven years old for a class assignment, but as their letters grew more personal, they realized they connected strongly with one another. So well after their class assignment ended, they continued to write, revealing secrets, emotions, hopes and dream, talking about their daily lives, debating likes and dislikes, including song lyrics and sharing parts of themselves they didn’t feel confident in sharing with others. They literally grew up together, but remained separated by anonymity. Seven years later, they have formed a bond like no other, still sharing their lives solely through penmanship. That is, until Misha sees his Ryen across a crowded room at a scavenger hunt his band is throwing, and realizes not everything is as it seems. And when tragedy strikes that same night, he loses himself so wholly, that not even Ryen’s penetrating letters can reach him. Ryen was a hard heroine to love, especially in the beginning, but I think that’s because she represented a side of ourselves most of us have unpleasantly displayed at some point, however briefly, in our lives. She was desperate to be acknowledged. She didn’t want to go through life being invisible. She wanted friends and she wanted to be loved. All of us have wanted that in our lives. She just didn’t go about getting it in the best way. She was young and she didn't know herself at all. She didn’t know who she wanted to be, who she could be. She was vulnerable and insecure and she let the world influence her in a way that made her hard and a little cruel. We’ve all done that in some way. The world has shaped us, changed us from who we might have originally been if bullying, jealousy, hatred and fear hadn’t intervened in our lives. I loved watching Ryen grow. She found the support and encouragement she needed, from Misha, to be her true self. Her inner self was good, honorable and trustworthy. She just had to be brave enough to let her own self shine. And she did. All these things, her flaws AND her beauty, made her a heroine we may not have liked in the beginning but loved in the end. And I did. I loved her character by the end of the book. And Misha. Oh, complicated, mixed up, grief stricken Misha. This author knows how to write a complex, sometimes broken hero. My heart wept for him. He was someone who knew himself well but lost himself after the pain took over. It was beautiful watching him rediscover who he was and what he truly wanted. He found what was important again and he went after it. Even when Misha was being mean, you could tell where it was coming from and it was never really to be malicious. It was to get a reaction and maybe to also let go of some of those heavy emotions bottling up inside him. Punk 57 was angsty, sexy, alluring, intense and just plain fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every second of this book made me go through different emotions with every page i read couldn't put this book down
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the synopsis, I thought this was going to be a cute friends-to-lovers/enemies-to-lovers story. Misha meeting his longtime pen pal, only to realize she isn’t who he’s cooked up in his mind. However, the author did something so completely different. Not only is this a story between two best friends, but it’s kind of a story about finding yourself, too. You see, Ryen is not a likable person. She has spent years building up this person of who she wants to be with Misha. She writes about her inner-self feeling like an outsider, when in fact, she’s one of the popular cheerleaders. She throws people under the bus with snarky comments, bringing them down and making her look good. It’s not hard to figure out why Misha hates the person he sees when he meets her, because she’s nothing like her letters. Heck, I didn’t spend seven years thinking I knew her only to find out it was all a lie, and even I couldn’t stand her. While Ryen does some really awful stuff, the author somehow redeemed her. Don’t ask me how she did it. I honestly thought I was going to hate this chick throughout the whole story. I think the only reason why I kept reading the story is because Misha was just as rude and mean to her as she was to everyone else. She had no clue who he was, since she met him as Masen, but he knew who she was and he wasn’t afraid to bring her down a few pegs. Now, Misha isn’t perfect either. He does some pretty sketchy stuff and says some pretty awful things to Ryen. He even hides behind his fake identity way past when he should have. However, yet again, the author made him into this character that you couldn’t seem to hate. There is so much that takes place in this story but I don’t want to give away any plot twists or major spoilers. Just know that this isn’t just about two pen pals. There’s a lot that goes on throughout the story that builds right up until the end. The bombshell that the author dropped at the end had my jaw on the ground. I usually see stuff coming from a mile away, but she had me so focused on one thing that when she revealed a rather large surprise, a ton of pieces started to fall into place that I hadn’t even noticed until that point. Punk 57 was a great novel. I wish I could tell you why the book is called Punk 57, but that would ruin part of the story. What I can say is that this story had me glued to my seat. Penelope Douglas knows how to write characters in a way that will have you both hating them, and rooting for them at the same time. I’ve really enjoyed all of the books of hers that I’ve read so far. I’m starting to think that she’s an auto-buy for me.
KimberlyMG More than 1 year ago
This story is simply amazing. Penelope Douglas is a master at her craft and this book proves it. The story is perfection. It is a definite page turner, and kept me up into the early morning reading. This is a great YA/NA book. Told is dual pov.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this was by far my favorite book that I've read this year. Everything was amazing from the story line to the cover. These character throw you into the story and you feel every feeling from the tension to the sexy heat to the heart break. I cant even put into words what this book did to me. Truly amazing. Can't wait to read more from this author. "Our history is in those letters." "You were the only thing that was real to me."
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Punk 57 is an emotionally raw tale. Between two souls lost in their own ways. Ryen and Misha have been pen pals since they were kids. Never knowing what the other one looked like. Really knowing who they were. That is until.. they see their truths. This is a very very hot romance. I didn’t expect it. But Douglas did it in a way that you felt like it was right, you really believed what these have for each other. And it felt real, like in a way you could relate to both of them. This is a story that can really stick with you. Whenever I read stories like this, I’m like how do they keep secrets for so long! it is intense, it’s’ emotional. It’s everything that you would want as a reader. I bought this almost a year ago. Why I waited? I have no idea. Douglas has an amazing talent. And the narrators were great! They really put their passion into these characters. It made the story even better. I loved Ryen and Misha. I really didn’t want the story to end. Their passion for each other just spilled out. I would love to see their story continue. Overall, I give this Five Boundless Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twist! Didnt see it coming!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! The heroine isnt a perfect person, makes the book belivable• would read again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting story with many characters who are relatable or sound like someone you knew in high school. Emotional story that keeps you reading all night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know how Penelope does it but all of her books are so deep and evoke so much emotion because they are relatable. The romance is awesome which is no surprise. The characters are fully fleshed out and the backstory is interesting and original. In my opinion nothing could ever compare to the brilliance of her Fall Away series because those stroies are unbelievably spectacular, but Punk 57 was fun to read and made me feel like I had returned to the Fall Away world in some small way. Read this book and every other book by Penelope you will not regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. I wish the end would have been ellaborated on more, but the writing was wonderful! I am not sure teenagers are as thought provoking or self aware in reality though.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the norm. good plot, hot sceans. Nicely written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, it was just what I was looking for in a story.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
"NO ONE DOES ME BETTER THAN ME." What a book!!! I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the description but I knew it was going to be good because I love this author. However, I didn't expect what I got. This was a powerful story with so many underlying themes about life and growing up. The heroine is not your typical sweet spirit. She is real and raw. I could not put it down. I loved the ending and the message. It is a must read of 2016! "It gets better, you are important, and you can't be replaced ..."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading from this author. Great story! Loved how she addresses issues that are currently happening in our society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in one night
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story addresses a lot of issues young people face in today's society. A great read. Highly recomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Worth reading.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
I could not stop reading, from the first line the book traps your attention and never lets you go. I was on high alert through most of it because Penelope kept throwing things at us, plot twists and discoveries that had my heart racing and that prevented me from stop reading. She has the ability to build characters that you would normally don’t like, characters that are complex and by no means perfect, she writes strong female characters and men who you might love to hate at the beginning but by the end you just love them. I like that Ryen was the one having to grow up in this book, she was the one that had to really consider her life and the choices that she made in the past and also present and assume the consequences of her actions, she is hard to like because she has build so many walls around her that you never know if you’re getting the real her. Misha on the other hand is the one who is going to be there for her in many ways, sometimes you might hate him for what he does and says but he will always try to bring out the Ryen he feels is the real one. Amazing story, the characters were impeccably written and you might get one or two surprises along the way. Finally. Can this be a series, please???????????
Jlmonty4 More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I couldn't put it down.