Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Punk 57
Penelope Douglas
Genre: Romance; NA dark

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest New Adult romance with a bit of everything...friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, and a somewhat interesting use of public places. 


I can't help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn't take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever...

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there's one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She's the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name's Ryen, loves Gallo's pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

F*ck it. I need to meet her.

I just don't expect to hate what I find.


He hasn't written in three months. Something's wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I'm going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It's my own fault. I should've gotten his phone number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn't even know it.

*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

This is my first book by Penelope Douglas and I am excited to read more of her books having loved Punk 57. This is a standalone book. It isn't exactly an enemies - to - lovers romance, but it is close with an unique premises.

I don't often like books where the main characters are still in high school, but this one is so good. I love both Ryen and Misha/Mason. It shows a good glimpse into how difficult high school can be . . . wanting to fit in and even going as far as to not being your true self just to be popular. I love how Misha and Ryen have this strong friendship even though they never met each other in the beginning. Penelope does a great job showing how their relationship evolves once they do meet each other even though Ryen doesn't realize for a while that Mason is the Misha she has been writing to for years. There are some steamy scenes between the two of them, but they are not over the top. I would love for the author to write another book about them after reading the epilogue.

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About Penelope Douglas:

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), coming in early 2019. 

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter. 

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