Review: I Hate You More by Alexandra Moody
I Hate You More was a enemies to loves YA perfectly mixed with fake dating. It was all around good time.
I Hate You More centers on Chase and Ally. After overhearing a conversation involving Chase when she was 14, Ally vowed to hate Chase for the rest of her days. Chase later followed that sentiment. Unfortunately for both of them, they become roommate their senior year when Chase's parents move out of town. In a desperate attempt to save her sanity, Ally hatches a plan to kick Chase out. Convince him to date her.
One of the unique and exciting things about this book was that the fake dating aspect was done to make anyone jealous. It was done as an attempt to make her father angry so that Chase can get out of her home. It was an interesting spin and I enjoyed it.
Especially, since the notion that her father would not allow her to date was believable and not overly extreme. He wanted her to focus on her senior years, which was understandable. And although it was not entirely fair to them, I enjoyed that her twin brother had the same rules as her. There were no special privileges for him. No dating for her. No dating for him.
One suprising reoccurring theme in this book was that teenagers are cruel. I must admit when we are first introduced to Chase, he wasn't depicted in the best light. He acts in such a cruel manner, and if I had been un fourteen year old Ally's place, I would have been upset with what he said too. But nevertheless, he has a nice redemption. Unfortunately, other characters in the book do far worse things to Ally. The poor girl had a rough journey in the book.
I Hate You More is a fresh take on an old trope that doesn't disappoint.