Parents' Guide to

Never Always Sometimes

By Amanda May Dundas, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Best friends veer toward love in sweet, offbeat romance.

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Based on 1 parent review

age 18+
There were a few swear words but not a ton. There are two parties with beer and a part where one character is hung-over. There is also minor, vague descriptions of sex. As an adult, I could figure out what was happening. As for the story, it was good but not the ending I wanted, which is why I give it three stars. But someone could have a different opinion of the characters and like it more than me.

Is It Any Good?

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This romantic coming-of-age story about two teens doing everything they swore they'd never do in high school shows how beautiful the gray areas of life can be. The football captain may be a nice, interesting guy or the nerdy math teacher may have important life lessons to share. What starts out as a joke exercise for seniors Dave and Julia turns into a formative experience as they learn that life is too messy to be divided into things you want to do "always" or "never"; you could miss out on many amazing opportunities.

Book Details

  • Author: Adi Alsaid
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: Friendship , High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen
  • Publication date: August 4, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: March 20, 2019

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