Book Review: The New Guy by Amy Spalding

Book Review: The New Guy by Amy SpaldingTitle: The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions)
Author: Amy Spalding
Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: April 5, 2016

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

A ridiculously cute, formerly famous, new guy dropping into your life? It’s practically every girl’s dream.

But not Jules McCallister-Morgan’s.

I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up*. I have one main goal for my senior year — early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college — and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to “live a little,” or boys.

At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell**.

And before Alex Powell betrayed me***.

I know what you’re thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don’t understand. This stuff matters. This is my life. And I’m not going down without a fight.

* Okay, I sort of did. But it’s a sore subject.

** I mean, I guess everyone knows about Alex Powell? Two years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about viral video boy band sensation Chaos 4 All. Two years ago, Alex Powell was famous.

*** Some people think I’m overreacting. But this. Means. War.

Filled with tons of romance, rivalry, and passive-aggressive dog walking, Amy Spalding delivers a hilariously relatable high school story that’s sure to have you falling for The New Guy.

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Book Review: The New Guy

The New Guy by Amy Spalding is one of the most original and creative books I’ve read so far this year. It is all about a school newspaper, rivalry, and a character who used to be in a popular boy band. To top it all off, the main character has two moms, which is definitely uncommon in YA. This whole book is just a massive rollercoaster! Continue reading

Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. SmithTitle: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.

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Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith will help you to hold on to summer for a little while! It is the kind of book that is frank, yet easy going. The story also contains a likeable main character who is level headed and fun loving. This is the perfect book for an afternoon at the beach. Continue reading