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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • Kiss
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Tongue flicks on Misha's piercing immobilize him.
  • Kiss
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Ryen fists Misha's t-shirt and gets in his face.
  • I Want You
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Suddenly Ryen wants to know everything about Misha.
  • Sexual Tension
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Misha finds an efficient way to make Ryen wetter.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
They can't! They shouldn't! But…

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  • Kiss
  • Tongue flicks on Misha's piercing immobilize him.
  • Kiss
  • Ryen fists Misha's t-shirt and gets in his face.
  • I Want You
  • Suddenly Ryen wants to know everything about Misha.
  • Sexual Tension
  • Misha finds an efficient way to make Ryen wetter.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • They can't! They shouldn't! But…

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling 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.

Misha

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 had only 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--k it. I need to meet her.

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

Ryen

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.

©2016 Penelope Douglas (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Way better than expected

What does Laurie Catherine Winkel and Matthew Holland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

These two performers were amazing. The story would not have been as emotional and intriguing without their performances.

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I don't know why now, but I had been hesitant about buying this book even though it had been on my wish list for several weeks. The description is very minimal compared to the all the twists, turns, and emotions that were felt when reading it. Both characters are likable, even despite Ryen's "I'll walk over people if I have to" attitude; however, Misha's character was wonderfully written and I really found myself liking him more and more throughout the book. I've seen other reviews referring to him as arrogant and controlling, but I think he really had a good reason to be that way towards Ryen and I like that he treated her that way because of his own moral standpoint and outlook on life and how people should be treated. If you are hesitant about reading it, go for it! It was definitely worth it. This was one of my favorites and I've been an audible member for a few months now. I definitely recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Didn't see it coming!

High school was not where I wanted to really go with this story. The main characters were far from high school but the secondary characters were definitely high school. The story has so many twist that I found myself surprised at the end. It was so easy on the ears that I could not stop listening.

Laurie Winkle was very believable in this story of Ryen. I like how she didn't change her voice a whole lot between characters. It made me think of how I would read the story to myself.

Matthew Holland, his voice was like silk. I will be looking for his voice for future books.

I will be listening again when credits are gone and money is tight. Or just sick of searching for new.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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WOW !!!! JUST WOW!!! THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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I am awe struck bcuz this is highschool. This book was so good from start to finish. I was on the edge of my seat. This was worth the credit and the narration is excellent. There is not enough good words to say about this book. Just Enjoy

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Surprisingly a good listen!

I had toyed with listening to this story for a few months. I finally decided to listen and I am glad I did! This story is a young adult (sort of). The sex scenes were hot, unexpected in a high school story. However, this story is well written. The characters and sub-characters are interesting and the love story believable. I would recommend this story for a credit or sale! Definitely better than most available audio's at the moment!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Top Listen for 2017!! A Must for Audio Lovers!!

What did you love best about Punk 57?

The story flowed from one page to the next. The characters were unforgettable!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Punk 57?

The entire book is memorable! Punk 57 is at the top of my favorites list!

Which character – as performed by Laurie Catherine Winkel and Matthew Holland – was your favorite?

Both narrators were amazing.
I loved Misha and Ryen.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It gave me all the feels. The strongest feelings were excitement and anticipation of what was to come.

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My full review...
I absolutely LOVED this book!!
I don't even know where to start.
Penelope Douglas knocked it out of the park with Punk 57!!
This was different than anything I've ever read before.
The characters, the flow, the twists, turns, and dialogue.
It was all the right ingredients mixed together to serve up the perfect story and like a woman starved, I DEVOURED it page after page!!!

Misha and Ryen are introduced to each other in elementary school as part of a pen-pal project. But when the year ends, the two find their connection doesn't.
They continue to write and find comfort in each other.
As years pass they agree it's best if they never meet. They've built such a strong bond and confide in each other and neither want to risk losing what they share.
But when tragedy strikes and plans change, Ryen finds herself the prey of the new kid in school. Mason. He's quiet but confident. He's cocky but reserved. He's cautious but protective. He's
As Ryen walks the line of the girl she pretends to be and the girl she wants to be, she finds she's tired of living a lie.
But at what cost will it come to for the truth to unfold.

Secrets, lies, bullies, and backstabbing, the weight of it all begins to change the relationship between Misha and Ryen. And with that, becomes Ryen and Mason.

I can't tell you much without giving away the story so I'll tell you the most important part of my review...
You absolutely, positively, 100%, without a doubt, NEED to read this book!!!

I listened to this on audio.
I was introduced to Narrators Laurie Catherine Winkel and Matthew Holland and highly enjoyed their performance.
As soon as I started listening, I was HOOKED!!
Both narrators are amazing!!
I will definitely be listening to audiobooks by them in the future.

When an author finds the perfect narrators to tell their story, the characters come to life and the story becomes so much more than just another book. It comes alive with emotion, with lessons, and truths. It brings about feelings that derive straight from your heart.

Punk 57 was all that and more...

Punk 57 has earned a spot on my all time favorites list!!!

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Penelope Douglas does it again!!!

I loved this book!! I read it when it first came out and couldn’t wait for the audio version!!! The narrators nailed it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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awesome.

amazing narrators and characters and plot. a great ready. I love Musta so much and I live the closure will there be more books?

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  • Kelly C.
  • Georgia United States
  • 01-13-18

Good, but did not blow me away

I wanted to pick this up after one of my favorite BookTubers stated it was their favorite book of last year. I usually love everything she recommends, so I was excited to give Penelope Douglas a chance. This was a little too long for me, but I still enjoyed it. The first half of the book was more YA, and the second half was much more New Adult. I liked the storyline around the characters, but I was ready for the secrets to be revealed. I could have done with less sex scenes and more storyline. I loved the storyline and the characters. I ended up enjoying it, but did not love it.

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Ok, I Guess

I wanted to read this book because the premise of the story really appealed to me. I didn't particularly like that the Hero was an ass towards the Heroine for much of the book especially when it came to sex. Aside from that, it is a good read or listen to. Narration was good, though.

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Great book

Probably one of the authors best work. Glad I got around to reading it. Will probably read again just to catch what I missed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 12-01-17

Insightful

Easy to listen to.
Great to go through the process of growing making masses and reflection.
So jealous if the strong friendship they had.
Absolutely lovely story. some hot bits.