Just Drop Out: Hannaford Prep Year One by J Bree

This is the first book in the Hannaford Prep series.

After surviving foster care and a high school that breeds gang members and drug dealers I’ve finally found my path to freedom: emancipation and a full ride scholarship at the ultra-exclusive Hannaford Prep.

All I have to do is survive.

After attracting the wrong sort of attention from the richest boy in the country, pissing off the hottest guy in school and being humiliated in front of my favorite rock idol I am now the target of the most popular, and cruelest, group in the freshman class.

They want my blood.
They can have it.
I’m stronger than any spoilt rich kid.

But can I survive the game the Juniors have started with me as the goal? Now every boy at Hannaford wants to have me.

All except the three I want.

Ash, Harley, and Blaise don’t care about the game, all they care about is destroying me.

I enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was great, the plot developed well and the characters are great.

Lips was a great character. She’s strong, determined and stubborn. Her background was a little bit of a mystery until we learnt more at the end. Her connection to the gangs and the Jackal are kept quite vague most of the way through. I’m looking forward to learning more about her as the series progresses.

Avery was a good character and I love dher character development. She makes life hell for Lips but always fails in making her leave. After the development at the end, I’m looking forward to seeing how things change.

Ash, Harley and Blaise are complete dicks. They, alongside Avery, make life hell for her most of the time. I didn’t mind Harley as much and I believe that he does actually like her. I’m intrigued to see how things will develop between them, especially with Avery’s change of heart.

The storyline was good. Joey is a complete maniac. We learn more about how psychotic he really is as the book develops. The power of the Jackal impacts him though. I’m intrigued to see how things will develop. The whole gang situation with the Jackal is interesting too and I suspect that there’s more to the story than we know.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and I’m looking forward to the next one. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 5/5*

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