Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier: Review

Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier: ReviewPreppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier
on October 25th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 300

Bowtie...'till I DIE.

Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, it was only the beginning…

Stacia says…

When I read King (book #1 in the series) last summer I was not only blown away by the story and the writing, but I absolutely fell in love with Samuel Clearwater aka “Preppy.” With his quick wit and huge arrogant personality, he was hard not to fall in love with. But, (SEMI-SPOILER ALERT) as fans of this series know, Preppy’s outcome was very grim— until the end of Soulless (book #4 in the series) where it wasn’t looking so bleak anymore!

“Life’s too short to pretend to be anyone else. I’m just me. I say what I want to fucking say. I do what I want to do and I don’t fucking apologize for it.”

Preppy’s story starts well before the end of Soulless and even well before the events that occurred in King. I guess that is kind of where the story lost me. I wanted it to start from the end of the last book and continue to move forward with the same characters and the same storyline. Instead it was a whole new group of people, more questions (and not a lot of answers), and we are introduced to Andrea “Dre” Capulet.

“I never knew true fear until I met pure evil. He wore a smile and a bow tie.”

Preppy definitely didn’t have an easy life growing up and he is still fighting these demons, which we saw a lot of in this book. There were some very dark moments, that may be hard for people to read. And while I did enjoy getting a lot of the things I loved about Preppy before, I did feel like something was missing. Maybe it was the interactions with King and Ray “Doe” that I missed so much; but I’m not exactly sure-and honestly I don’t know that this book did Preppy justice.

This series will be continuing with more Dre and Preppy, along with the other characters from the King series. So, for the readers that still love the series and can’t wait for more- then you won’t be disappointed.



About T.M. Frazier

T.M. Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and baby girl.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.

It only took her twenty years to start the next book.

The Dark Light of Day was her debut novel.

King will be released June 15th 2015.

She LOVES talking books with her readers.