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Review: Torn by Stephanie Guerra

Torn by Stephanie Guerra

Stella Chavez is your classic good girl: straight As, clean-cut boyfriends, and soccer trophies . You’d never guess that Stella’s dad was a drug addict who walked out when she was a kid. Or that inside, Stella wishes for something more.

New girl Ruby Caroline seems like Stella’s polar opposite: cursing, smoking, and teetering in sky-high heels . But with Ruby, Stella gets a taste of another world—a world in which parents act like roommates, college men are way more interesting than high school boys, and there is nothing that shouldn’t be tried once.

It’s not long before Stella finds herself torn: between the best friend she’s ever had and the friends she’s known forever, between her family and her own independence, between who she was and who she wants to be.

But Ruby has a darker side, a side she doesn’t show anyone—not even Stella. As Stella watches her friend slowly unravel, she will have to search deep inside herself for the strength to be a true friend, even if it means committing the ultimate betrayal.


Stella is torn between her old friends and her old and what she considers to be boring life and Ruby the new girl who seems really exciting with her outlandish ways and her don't care attitude.

This book was another one of those reads where I found myself losing interest and not actually caring about the trivial day to day existence of a girl who has very few redeeming qualities.

There are a few things within the storyline that kept me interested particularly the storyline involving Ruby and the older man that she started a relationship with but I just felt they were not involved enough to make the story interesting enough on the whole to be an engaging read.

A super short review because quite honestly I don't really have much to say about this one.


I actually had a lot to say about the themes and storylines in here but ultimately didn't really connect with Stella or the other characters either.