The Rebel of Raleigh High
by Callie Heart
There’s nothing that the students of Raleigh High can do to Silver Parisi anymore. Over the past year, she’s had to endure more pain and suffering than most people are asked to bear in their lifetimes. She’s a pariah, an outcast, a ghost. She’s also never been one to take shit lying down, though…despite what half the football team might say.
With only one hundred and sixty-eight days left of the school year, it won’t be long until graduation, and Silver’s planning on skipping town and leaving Raleigh firmly in her rearview mirror…
Until he comes along…
Alex Moretti’s earned most of his labels, and he’s not ashamed of a single one of them. He’ll earn far worse before he’s finished with his new found ‘friends’ at Raleigh High. Having spent years being ground down under the boot heel of society, it’s time for a little payback. And if exacting revenge upon the heads of the Raleigh elite means he can also help the beautiful girl who hovers in the shadows, then that’s all for the better.
Oil and water. Fire and ice. The differences between Silver and Alex are broader than any chasm. To reach one another, they must take a leap of faith and fall into the divide.
Nothing good ever came from falling.
Trying to gather my thoughts after reading The Rebel of Raleigh High, and to think I nearly skipped reading this one. Insane.
Strenght is drawn to strength, Silver, and I think there`s a chance that you might be the strongest person I have ever met.
I was pretty unsure about this book, and I had no real plans to read it. But rebelliously it kept popping up in my facebook and insta feed, after a while I got curious and had to see what all the fuss was all about. I`m not a real fan of the really dark and angsty books, but this one sucked me right in and had just the right amount of everything.
Silver and Alex are in their final year of high school in this book, and at times I really forget how young they are. I won`t say too much about the actual storyline – since I kinda think the blurb says it all and for the rest you should really just read the book.
But I will say that I really liked how this book was written. I really loved the chemistry between the two main characters and Alex is by far my favourite character this month. The other characters were also very well written and added necessary depth and nuances to the building of this story.
This is the part when I realize you`ve stolen my fucking soul and I have no chance of ever getting it back.
Reading this book takes you on an intense rollercoaster ride. It shows you the dark and twisted side of a high school and I really liked how the author handled the parts that were pretty dark and heartwrenching. It was a perfefct blend of dark and light, hope and despair – and I truly enjoyed travelling the road towards healing and happiness with Silver and Alex after escaping their seperate hells. Seeing them support each other and heal the fractures was truly beautiful and I highly reccommend reading this book.
I also look forward to book two and the continuation of this story. It does not end on a cliff, but there are some unresolved issues we most likely will get to read about in book 2.