The oracle of dating by allison van diepen

Maddie feels like she knows Lobo, like she might have met him before. First and foremost because she is an aspiring journalist.

Maddie and Lobo live such different lives, but are both so inspired by their willingness and determination to help people in need. So after the murder of the homeless man, she hunts down his real family and writes an honest and touching article about the life that he lived.

I had never read any books by Allison van Diepen but this cover caught my eye on Goodreads and I read the description and was hooked.

I had this image of like a YA Fast & Furious type of genre book, which was something I hadn’t read before.

I found myself invested in it and all for it despite the hint of insta-love, which was surprising to me. We see how Maddie lives, in an area where gangs can be a huge problem.

She has to worry about them at school, at work, even at home.

Inspired by her experience teaching in inner-city Brooklyn, van Diepen delivers a striking debut novel that tells the story of one soldier--one boy--on the front lines of the U.

Read More Inspired by her experience teaching in inner-city Brooklyn, van Diepen delivers a striking debut novel that tells the story of one soldier--one boy--on the front lines of the U.

Maddie also has this amazing spirit that’s so easy to relate to. One kind of downside to On the Edge is that it has a slight hint of insta-love, which is usually a big pet peeve of mine. I didn’t even really mind it that much because the relationship was just so intriguing. I was worried that it might read a little cheesy when it came to the gangs but it didn’t.From Allison van Diepen, author of Snitch and Street Pharm, comes a sexy, dangerous novel about a teen who witnesses a murder and gets caught up in the seedy world of Miami’s gangs.Maddie Diaz never should have taken that shortcut through the park.Just the inclusion of gangs alone is something that you don’t see often in YA books, but factor in how a very large percentage of the characters are understood to be Latino and this is almost a book in its own class.It gives the reader a look at a different way of life that we don’t often see portrayed in books, especially YA books.

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