Monday, December 6, 2010
YA; Contemporary; Romance
Summary: Although one of Bianca and Wesley's first interactions is him calling her "the Duff," she is soon kissing him and she can't seem to stop as her family life crumbles.
Thoughts: First, I think that I just wrote a spectacularly concise summary! Anyway, review!
I really liked Bianca; she is snarky and cynical and funny. Then her home life starts crumbling and she seeks solace in the arms of a really hot boy. Speaking of home, her parents could have had a bit more depth but I liked that they weren't completely sucky and that she cared about them. Her friends were also pretty good characters as they revealed more depth and renegotiated their friendship.
As to the boy: Wesley=hot. Their scenes together=hot. Wesley=opening up and sharing his feelings and listening to Bianca=hot. All good.
Now the ending did come together too fast, in like eight pages, but I didn't really mind.
Warning: Language and sexual situations that might make some readers uncomfortable.
Overall: Wonderful-excited to see what Keplinger comes up with next!
Cover: I don't know about the gum; I get that something else needed to be on the cover but I don't like it. It's not like Bianca had a gum-chewing habit.