Best Seller Status for Rebellion Project!

Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Coming of Age BEST SELLER. The perfect summer beach read for romance readers according to reviews. Rebellion Project, hit #9 in hot releases on Amazon! Is currently #22 in contemporary romance, #88 in Romance, and #59 in Coming of Age! Ratings are average of 4.6 on amazon!

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 8.14.44 PM.png

“Wow!! This book was honestly amazing. I am definitely a sucker for a good romance novel and this one went above and beyond my expectations. I was truly surprised throughout the book. Definitely not your typical predictable romance novel. If anyone is looking for something to read, I highly recommend “Rebellion Project.” I could not stop reading and will definitely be looking to read more books by Sara Schoen. She’s an amazing writer. You will not regret reading this book!!” Amazon Customer

“This novel by Sarah Schoen is very well written . She does well in her explanation of the high school experience as told by the goodie-good girl . I would rate this book a four star novel . I would recommend this novel to anyone that does not have a real experience as to what it is to be on the wrong end of bullying . Also , I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a good YA novel.” – Books and Boys

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.00.03 AM




Lauren Scott has always been tormented by her peers for being a good girl…

She is viewed as the golden child by her parents—following their rules and allowing them to make all of her life decisions. But after a lifetime of walking the straight and narrow, Lauren feels as though her life is passing her by.

When she catches her father having an affair, she throws the rulebook out the window…

Lauren realizes that even if she does everything perfectly, life can—and will—surprise you. When life throws her a major curveball, she sets out to live for herself, making the rules up as she goes and smashing through everyone else’s expectations, but she doesn’t know how to live without a guideline. So, Lauren is forced to ask her biggest tormentor for help—Kayden Daniels.

Kayden is nothing but trouble—which is why Lauren needs him so badly…

Kayden turns Lauren’s whole world upside down with a mischievous smirk and a proposition. But if Lauren wants his help to remake herself, she has to pay the price—her virginity. With no one else willing to help her, she agrees to make the trade. But when her change becomes too much to handle, will she give up or will she keep moving forward with a new reputation and a more adventurous life?

Cliques, stereotypes, popularity contests, and drama.

Some say it’s just another day in high school.

For Lauren, it’s the Rebellion Project…


Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Amazon AU:

Amazon CA:

Add on Goodreads:





Iguana Falls – Argentina and Brazil sides

If you want to go to Argentina in the winter (aka United States’ summer) but don’t want to be cold. I suggest Iguazu, where you can see the number 2 ranked water falls in the world (a note for my American friends, Niagara Falls is number 9). Thanks to the Olympics being hosted in Rio, Brazil waived the need for a visa so by chance we were able to see both sides of the falls! The falls are the boarder between Argentina and Brazil and the experience of seeing both sides was amazing.


Brazil shows more waterfalls with a better view and a catwalk, where you will be soaked so a poncho is recommended, and Argentine side let us going on a Gran Adventura, which is being able to boat UNDER the waterfalls! It was cold but so worth it.



The Argentine  side also let us see the falls from above, whereas Brazil was from below. I’m thrilled we got to go to both sides, Brazil was my favorite side though. Can you blame me? Look at these photos!




The hotel was great too, the Saint George, I got a plate of warm cheese (called Provoletta) in a pan every night for an appetizer. Best. Thing. Ever. I ate straight cheese and LOVED it so much I did it for three days in a row.

The town is much like a beach town in used to in the states and really made me feel at home. We walked to see the sunset at the river, joined a random Zumba class, and got to enjoy some warm weather before heading back to Buenos Aires to winter.


P.S watch out for Coaties…They like bags and will steal from you.

Cemetario Recoleta

On the list of things you must do while in Buenos Aires is the Cemetatio Recoleta. Home to over 5,000 above ground tombs and graves and filled with a history to last centuries. I highly recommend a tour but BA walking tours (look for the guys in the orange jackets) they run a tour around 3 every day but get there a little early.


Let me first say that I love cemeteries, it’s a very strange thing to say but I find them fascinating. Cemetario Recoleta only made me that much more excited to be there. The architecture of the tombs and the sheer size of them is enough to make you stop and stare. They are beautiful monuments to countless people included Eva Perón, who is buried in the Duarte family tomb.



The tour will give you the back story you won’t find anywhere else, but if you’re a tomb raider yourself and take an interest in all the small places you won’t see on a tour, don’t take one. You’ll want to go it alone and search for anything you can. Sometimes the best way to learn history is just to explore it.



All in all, a creepy but much needed visit to BAs most popular cemetery should be on your list, just don’t forget to look inside of the tombs, you never know who was buried alive or what could be waiting for you on the other side.


Subte Adventures

When traveling abroad always remember your map, the language your supposed to know, oh and how to get back home. If one fails, you have the other two, but if all fail, you’re screwed.

There’s two ways to get directions in Argentina, to no surprise they are the same as in the states, you either except the fact that you need help until someone helps you or you suck it up and ask. Usually I am one to just ask, but something about being in Argentina makes me force myself to learn.

So here we are, four of my group including me, on the corner of Paraguay y Florida holding a map out in front of us trying to find our way to the subte. We really only know the green line, and went we wrong direction to get to the green line. We can find the intersection on our map, and at this point multiple people have passed us. We have no idea where the nearest subte is but we are determined to make it there.

Thankfully an Argentine who knew English helped us out and we made it back to the residencia unscathed. Success.




There’s also a few ways around the city of Buenos Aires other than walking such as, bus, bike, rollerblading, taxi, and of course, the subte. The subte is their underground/subway. Like all subway systems, it’s packed with people during high traffic times like when my friends and I are going to school. Well, if you ever want to clear a subte car learn from me and just puke…I’m not kidding. When you think people can’t move because they are so packed in, you’re wrong. I got motion sick on the subte and I was convinced I could make it to my stop at cadetral before getting sick, again I was wrong. Though I have to say people on the subte are way more polite than I’m used to in the states. Before I got sick one man offered me his seat because I was not looking good about four stops from my destination, but also someone gave me a cough drop, which I learned is a social thing in the winter from my professor, so after I got sick I had something to get the taste out of my mouth.

Fun fact: I also threw up on Scotts pants, I can gareentee you he doesn’t want to see my breakfast ever again,  but mostly on myself so no one else was effected by it really. I threw up one stop away from my destination and they cleaned the train. And don’t worry, I gave Scott a medialuna as an apology and told him breakfast was on me that day instead of on him.

Moving on to taxis, we had a week of free travel and for some of that I was with my parents in Rio de Janerio. Well, in the grand scheme of traveling problems that could happen, getting up at 3:30am to confirm my reservation and being told I had one, then at 4:30 not getting the taxi I reserved from the airport because I was told they were more trust worthy than regular taxis, 4:50 am being told they don’t have my reservation (after they confirmed it and my professor had made the reservation for me) and that I had to get a taxi to basically get there right then is pretty bad.

I won’t lie, I cried a little bit.

It was really frustrating and I was scared to take a regular taxi cab because I had heard all these terrible stories about them, but you know what? It worked out. After hailing my third taxi, one waved at me when I raised my hand to get his attention and the other just drove off while glaring at me, I got in and told him where I had to go, in Spanish, and he took me to the airport. He didn’t do anything, he didn’t even talk to me which with the morning I had was just what I wanted. Sure, I was worried he was taking me for a ride, but I wasn’t in the position to do anything about it. It was 550 pesos to get there and it was the same to get back to my residencia when I got back and took a different taxi, not from taxi Eziaza. This time I had exact change so it was even better. I guess what I want to say is don’t believe everything you hear and embrace the experience of just giving away to chance. I made my flight, the driver was nice to me, and as far as I know neither took extra money from me.