Friday, April 6, 2012

Sykosa by Justin Ordoñez

Sykosa by Justin Ordoñez


Sykosa is a sixteen year girl who is a junior in high school. She is very shy and likes to keep things to herself. Last year she was in a violent attack that she never wants to talk about. But Tom, her boyfriend does. Tom knows about the attack because he was there. Sykosa wants Tom to ask her to the Prom, she hopes that he will ask her when Sykosa, Tom, and all of thier friends go for the weekend to Niko's cottage to party without parents being there which of course none of the parents know this. Syoksa is about a girl coming of age. She has not had sex yet but Tom wants to she wants to and she doesn't want to she is afraid. She is also afraid that Tom wont ask her to the Prom because of his best friend Mackenzie who he calls "M". Mackenzie wants to keep Tom all to herself.

Niko is Sykosa's bestfriend. Niko wants Sykosa to be valedictorian with her but Sykosa doesn't really care about it. She kinda lets her grades slide so Niko gets her on the swim team which Sykosa doesn't want but she does it anyway to please Niko, her parents and Mother Superior. This will give her the opportunity to be awarded the title of valedictorian. Niko gets Sykosa in this group of girls called the Queens. Niko wants to be the leader and is always competeing with the leader to be the best "Queen" and take over. With her parents not around Niko gets a lot of demerits in school.

Although Sykosa is a great read I would not recommend for anyone under 18. There is a lot of talk about sex and of Sykosa and her friends drinking acohol and doing drugs. It also has some curse words. I liked Sykosa and Niko from the very begining. Sykosa makes you wish that you were her or at least that she was your friend.

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About the book:  YA fiction for the 18+ crowdSykosa is a sixteen-year-old girl trying to reclaim her identity after an act of violence shatters her life and the lives of her friends. Set at her best friend’s cottage, for what will be a weekend of unsupervised badness, Sykosa will have to finally confront the major players and issues from this event, as well as decide if she wants to lose her virginity to Tom, her first boyfriend, and the boy who saved her from danger. Get it on Amazon.

About the author:  Sykosa is Justin Ordoñez's life's work. He hopes to one day settle down with a nerdy, somewhat introverted woman and own 1 to 4 dogs. Visit Justin on his website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.


Emlyn Chand said...

Great review, Nancy. I loved Niko, too. Sykosa is lucky to have such a fun best friend :-D When you have a moment will you kindly cross-post this review to Amazon & GoodReads? Thanks so much for being a part of this tour!


Justin Ordonez said...

Sykosa thanks you for your kind words! She tries to be a good friend, but it's really hard sometimes! She doesn't always understand why everyone does all the things they do and they just confuse her... But, she is glad you liked her story, and she hopes you're around for Part II!

Thanks for taking part in the tour!


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