ARC Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Book cover for Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly.

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Trouble is a Friend of Mine
Author: Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books: an imprint of Penguin
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Stars: 3/5

Summary (from Goodreads): Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digbys friend wasn’t that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.

Her first day not in school (because she cut) in her new hometown that will soon be her old hometown (because she’s getting out of Dodge as fast as she can) Zoe meets Digby. Or rather, Digby decides he’s going to meet Zoe and get her to help him find missing teenager. Zoe isn’t sure how, but Digby—the odd and brilliant and somehow…attractive?—Digby always gets what he wants, including her help on several illegal ventures. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football player dressed like the Hulk, had a throw-down with a possible cult, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown (which might be worth making her permanent hometown after all.)

A mystery where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a story about friendship where they aren’t even sure they like each other—Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a YA debut you won’t soon forget.  Continue reading