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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite
Blackout by Joey Paul is a novel for young adults. It revolves around fifteen-year-old Tally Jenkins. She was from a rich home, had a beautiful family, grand friends at school, and a dashing boyfriend. Tally was among the elite at school, with everyone wanting to identify with her. And so, her friend Summer invited Tally to a party at her home. It was all great fun until someone orchestrated an incident that threatened Tally’s existence. The worst part was Tally being told that all the memories she had of her friends and being popular were lies. Her image was battered, but she would stop at nothing to clear her name. Who is after Tally? Are Tally’s memories just dreams or is someone playing a trick on her?
Blackout by Joey Paul presented a plot that was one of a kind, a fantastic page-turner that kept me locked in until the last sentence. I loved that the book addressed social issues such as bullying, envy, jealousy, low self-esteem, and the like. It teaches everyone that we should never judge people before knowing them, neither should we step on people to get ahead. We don’t know the reason they’re that way, and when it matters, they might be the only ones in our corner. Also, in a world where everyone wants to belong somewhere, young adults should know that they’re enough without needing validation from others! I loved reading this book and could go on, but I say kudos to Joey for a job well done.