I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding
Published by Entangled Teen on December 3, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger.
But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control.
It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.
Ink is Thicker than Water is a fun and cute story. A perfect read for teenagers.
Kellie is a fun character. I love her quirkiness, and that she’s not afraid to be who she is. I hate that her dad is always putting so much pressure on her, but that’s something that all kids deal with. I know I did when I was a teen. There are times that Kellie may seem selfish, but it’s because she doesn’t have experience with that particular situation. There are times that you want to knock her upside the head and tell her to talk about the issues she’s having. But she’s a teen, who’s to say they would have handled things differently at that age.
Ink is Thicker than Water is a book about self-discovery. While Kellie is okay being who she is, she wants to be more. The great thing about this is that it opens up many new doors for her. Kellie starts to realize that there are other people outside of her little world. I like how Spalding approached the topic of the intense guy in Kellie’s life. Sometimes you have to step back, and say is this normal???
You’ll love the quirky humor, and crazy family times in this book. Through all the ups and downs, I couldn’t get enough of this fun family.
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