|AUTHOR: Cassie Mae|
SERIES: How To, book 1
PUBLISHER: Swoon Romance
PUBLICATION DATE: Sept. 24, 2013
SOURCE: purchased e-book
GIVE IT TO: upper-HS
IF THIS BOOK WERE FOOD, IT WOULD BE: a snack-sized bag of Fritos--it reads quickly and has no nutritional value whatsoever.
REVIEW: This book is cute, but it reads like something a high school girl scribbled down in study hall. I did not care at all for insecure Zoe, who in no way deserves intelligent, introspective Zak. Nevertheless, it is a quick read and one that many high school girls will enjoy. I like the overall theme of being oneself and embracing the person you really are.
There is some sexual content (see below), but parents desperate to get their high school daughter to read something (anything!) should find a winner here. It's an easy read that, despite its amateurish writing style, even I had a hard time putting down.
THE BOTTOM LINE: It's cute and fun as long as you don't expect too much. Great for reluctant readers though it does contain sexual content.
STATUS IN MY LIBRARY: We don't have it--too mature for middle school.
READALIKES: Backward Compatible (Daltry/Clark)
- Overall: 3/5
- Creativity: 2/5
- Characters: 3/5
- Engrossing: 4/5
- Writing: 2/5
- Appeal to teens: 5/5
- Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5
- Language: mild
- Sexuality: high; a near date rape, slut-shaming, kissing, 3rd base is reached
- Violence: none
- Drugs/Alcohol: medium; teens get drunk at a party
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