Bad Romance is a very angsty break up story dedicated to Gavin by Grace as she recounts their love story from how it began as sweet as sugar and ended as bitter as coffee. Sorry for the lame analogy. Lol.
But really, this is one very accurate portrayal of what it’s like to be in abusive relationship, about how it doesn’t choose a time or age. As Ms. Heather Demetrios mentioned in her Author’s Note, one out of three young adults today experiences abuse in a romantic relationship. This book helps stir awareness among our young adults by making them understand when a relationship starts to become abusive and when to get out the soonest time possible. Because the longer you stay in a bad romance, the harder it is to get out.
The writing is very fluid and quite poetic that even though Grace seems to be writing an angry letter to Gavin, she is still able to recount her memories with sufficient partiality and is good in building up the tension through her writing that even though I already know their romance ends up badly (of course they’re breaking up!), the suspense is still eating into my nerves.
The content is quite heavy and mature as the author did her best to realistically narrate different sorts of abusive behavior. The story wraps up very positively and I am so glad that with the strong support of her awesome friends (Nat and Lys), Grace finally found the courage to choose herself.