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Reviewed by Charlotte Weaver for Readers' Favorite
Poisoned Apple by Katherine McIntyre sucks you into the troubled mind of Neve. Neve isn't your typical teenager - she has lost her mother, her father has gone off to be with someone else, and Neve is left with her wicked stepmother. Neve lives a lonely life, keeping to herself and, with no friends or family, solitude has become her life.
On her eighteenth birthday her stepmother kicks her out. Without her knowing it, this is where Neve's life could actually begin, where she can use self discovery to change her life and turn it around. After meeting the wonderfully strange diner guys, Neve manages to bag herself a couch to sleep on, but how much will Neve gain? Will she manage to conquer her demons and overcome the view she holds of herself? Only Neve can change the course of her life, take control, and remove those labels she has placed upon herself.
There is only one issue with this book: it leaves you wanting more. This is a beautifully written novella. Katherine McIntyre has woven such emotion into this story that it literally hits your heart. She has also managed to put a lot of wit in this story, which is mainly from Neve's spunky attitude. I found each character developed very well, each one held a sense of mystery which makes you want to know more. I loved each scene in the diner and these scenes gave the book a little something special. I would recommend this book to all YA and NA readers.