Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Book of Luke by Jenny O’Connell Review

From Goodreads: Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice -- but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What's a nice girl to do?

Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he's staying behind in Chicago "to tie up loose ends," and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.

She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don'ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They'll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys -- an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.

But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston -- the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email -- Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.

Rating: 2/5

Plot: 1/5

Characters: 2.5/5

Ending: 4/5

Favorite line: “And, just like that, my fantasy of shy, perfect Billy Stratton with the faraway eyes evaporated in a puff of pot smoke.”

If anyone saw my currently-reading shelf on Goodreads, you’d know I was reading this book since April. I hate not finishing a book, so it took some will power to get through it until it got better. It was just so boring the first half that I couldn’t get myself to read it. But I’m a sucker for any kind of romance, so once the story got rolling I didn’t mind it. The story didn’t flow very well. Once in a while Emily would start talking about a story from her past and, I don’t know if it’s because I was reading it on my computer or not, but I got confused a number of times. The story was very cliché but it wasn’t a total waste of time.

Can you tell how excited I am?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! I read them all!