Review: And By The Way ( A Butterfly Novel) by Denise Deegan

And By The Way (A Butterfly Novel) by Denise Deegan

Publisher: Hatchette Books Ireland

"At Strandbrook College, we are Kids Of. Kids of diplomats, media stars, musicians, artists, actors, oh, and wealthy people who aspire to all of that. I'm the kid of a rock star. Means nothing to me.

When Mum died, six months ago, I didn't just lose her, I lost my dad - to work. The only thing he does now is annoy me. He hires people like 'The Stylist' who wears bullets in her belt and makes him look like a hobo. Seriously.

But 'The Rockstar' isn't the only person who drives me mad. There's David McFadden, a guy in my class who could have helped but didn't. Now, it's too late. I don't want his help. Because I'm not going to trust anyone, love anyone, rely on anyone. That way I'll never be hurt again.
If only I could solve the problem of Rachel, my best friend, who won't let me pull back just like that. Even David McFadden won't stay out of my face. But I'm not going to fall for his blue eyes, his windswept hair or the plaited leather on his wrist.

And when he says he wants to help, I'm sure as hell not going to listen...."

Review: This book was amazingly good. It's about a sixteen year old girl named Alex who is dealing with the passing of her mom, and if that isn't enough she also has a famous "Rockstar" for a dad, only problem is he stopped being her "father" quite some time ago.

I found this to be a very fast read, a page turner to be exact. Alex's troubled emotions and struggles were right on key with what a teenager may go through when they have lost someone very close to them.

There was also a bit of romance which I did enjoy. David McFadden played a major role in the growth of our main character Alex. Their relationship was very refreshing. No love at first sight. The relationship actually grew in a realistic fashion.

 There were some very heavy material covered in this novel but Deegan was also able to keep it balanced by adding some light fun moments. I have to admit the conclusion was very abrupt, I wish there was a little more to it than the way it wrapped up. Overall this was a great book.I can't wait to read the second in the series " And For Your Information."



  1. Thanks for the great review. I enjoyed it. Donna

  2. Sounds like a very well-rounded, good read. Great review. ;)

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  3. Wow, I love the blurb and the review is great! Made me want to read it!

    Nat @ Reading Romances
    Small Blogs, Big Giveaways

  4. Hey, I’m stopping by from the weekend book club! This is a good review, you stated why you liked the book, and where it wasn’t the best. Good stuff!

    Book Savvy Babe


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