Anything But: The Musings of an Outcast, Me, Razberry Sweet by Megan Linski
(Razberry Sweet #1)
High school sophomore Moldfreud Sweet has been a target all his life.
An outcast at Tinyork High, he does his best to keep his head down and to stay invisible, never acknowledging his true desire…to be an actor. But his time in the shadows is over when Bethany Cade, local bad girl looking for trouble, enters his life.
One tumultuous summer later Moldfreud finds himself with a criminal record and a traumatic secret to hide. Shipped off by his parents to a small town called Limesville, he reinvents himself with a new identity, Razberry Sweet, and swears that this time around, he’ll be at the top of the food chain. Aligning himself with the misfits of Limesville High and pretending to be someone he’s not, Razberry creates a movie that he hopes will slingshot him into popularity. But keeping up appearances is harder than it looks, and Raz soon finds himself tangled in a web of lies. Maybe, just maybe Raz is using his gift for acting to avoid dealing with the toughest thing of all…the truth.
Save Me: Yours Truly, Razberry Sweet by Megan Linski
(Razberry Sweet #2)
Things aren’t going well for Razberry Sweet.
Approaching the one year mark of the summer that changed his life forever, Raz is still trying to figure out how to recover from the scars of his past and face the reality that’s been forced upon him. But that’s not the only thing that’s bothering him. Over the school year his true identity was revealed, and it’s caused more than a few problems between Raz's group. Caught in the middle, Raz finds himself torn between his desire for Puppy, his loyalty towards his not-always-so-loyal friends, and his growing, complicated relationship with the misunderstood Maymee. A long awaited trip to Hollywood offers Raz a break from the drama at Limesville High, and a chance to prove himself worthy of stardom. Puppy’s coming too, and from the minute they step off the plane and into California it’s obvious that this is a vacation that neither of them will ever forget.
Raz is determined to achieve his goals and land a lead role, but eventually he must decide…is his desire to become famous more important than being there for the ones he loves the most? In the conclusion to Razberry Sweet’s tale, the ties of friendship will be tested again and again as the teenagers of Limesville head onward into adulthood. By the end of his journey Razberry will be left wondering who needs to be saved the most. Is it his friends? Or himself?