Life Unaware

Brief Synopsis: Regan Flay is a popular and mean girl. One day someone posted all of her text messages around the school. Suddenly from the most popular girl in the school she became the most hated girl in the school. The only person she can rely on is Nolan Letner. Are his intentions good?


There is something fascinating in watching the bully’s downfall. There is something good in seeing underdog win. But what if the win leaves a bitter taste in the mouth? What if that win is kind of a Pyrrhic victory? In Life Unaware author Cole Gibsen is focusing exactly on how thin is a line between being bullied and becoming one in a process of getting revenge.

The topic of high-school bullying is very popular in young adult literature, as well as stories featuring queen bee and mean girls. Still there was this great pace and high anticipation that immersed me into the story from page one. Life Unaware has these little twists that I like. It is written from the perspective of the queen bee and this is her side of the story. The insight into her perspective was written so well. It is a twisted world full of insecurity and doubts.

Written from the perspective of the main character, super popular Regan Flay, the author brings truly amazing and sincere voice of the girl who is popular, who people love to hate, who is having anxiety attacks on the daily basis, and who suddenly has to deal with the loss of popularity. She is such a unique character and her emotions and actions are so believable. I especially liked how she dealt with the whole situation with Nolan at the end of the story.

I really like this book. One of the reasons is because it is about redemption and second chances. It is worth reading and discussing and rereading. Its message is strong and I was thinking about both the message and story even a few days after I turned off my e-reader. I highly recommend Life Unaware to all.

Book Blurb for Life Unaware

Regan Flay has been talking about you.

Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother's "plan" for high school success?cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society--until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she's ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.

Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.

The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend's hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan's going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn't really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she's barely holding it together under her mom's pressure. But the consequences of Regan's fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched...

Especially Regan Flay.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.00