I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for We Didn't Ask For This by Adi Alsaid! I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Adi Alsaid for including me on this tour.
Title: We Didn't Ask For This
Author: Adi Alsaid
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: April 7, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: Central International School’s annual lock-in is legendary. Bonds are made. Contests are fought. Stories are forged that will be passed down from student to student for years to come.This year’s lock-in begins normally enough. Then a group of students led by Marisa Cuevas stage an ecoprotest and chain themselves to the doors, vowing to keep everyone trapped inside until their list of demands is met.
Some students rally to their cause…but others are aggrieved to watch their own plans fall apart.
Amira has trained all year to compete in the school decathlon on her own terms. Peejay intended to honor his brother by throwing the greatest party CIS has ever seen. Kenji was looking forward to making a splash at his improv showcase. Omar wanted to spend a little time with the boy he’s been crushing on. Celeste, adrift in a new country, was hoping to connect with someone—anyone. And Marisa, once so certain of her goals, must now decide how far she’ll go to attain them.
Every year, lock-in night changes lives. This year, it might just change the world. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed We Didn't Ask For This by Adi Alsaid. I liked the idea of a school lock-in that turns into something nobody was really expecting. I've never been a part of a lock-in, but this book makes it sound like quite an experience. I really liked the idea of being able to leave a mark, something to be remembered by during your school days.
This book was very diverse. I enjoyed all the different characters, all the different stories. There were a lot of different characters to get to know. It took me a little while to get into the flow of the POV, but once I did, I enjoyed it.
There is a lot of activism brought up in this book. I can definitely appreciate being passionate about a cause, but I did have a problem with how Marisa went about it. It's not cool to lock everyone in the school and then have a list of demands. No matter how much you believe in your cause, it's not right to shove it down other people's throats. We are all different people with different opinions. Sometimes I think the world now has forgotten how to be nice to each other when we disagree. Those are just my thoughts.
I liked We Didn't Ask For This. It had a lot of friendship and fun.
Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, where he now lives, writes, and spills hot sauce on things. He's the author of several YA novels including LET'S GET LOST, NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES, and NORTH OF HAPPY.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour stop for We Didn't Ask For This by Adi Alsaid. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Adi Alsaid for letting me be a part of this fun tour.