Friday, February 24, 2012
The Boyfriend Thief
" When you were forced to live far away from Disney World or Six Flags or any place that might have cute and cuddly mascots walking around, a giant hot dog worked to fill the void"
Ever since her mother walked out on them four years ago, Avery has done everything she could to keep order in her life - and her family's. Everything has her place and her future is set - including a summer trip to Costa Rica. The problem is, she doesn't have the money for it yet, and even her hours at her after school job won't make enough. What she needs is a miracle. What she gets is Hannah Cohen offering money to make her boyfriend break up with her. Avery doesn't understand why Hannah can't do it herself, but she needs the money more than an explanation. Zac Greeley is laid back, goofy and altogether not the kind of boy Avery would normally hang out with. But perhaps there is more to Zac than meets the eye. And more to life than Avery had realized.
My Opinion: This was a great, well-written young adult novel. Full of teenage hormones, misunderstandings and personal growth. The author really pulls you into the world of teenagers being pulled in several different directions by their parents, their friends and their own desires. Avery is a wonderfully written character, full of hidden pain and fighting for control in her life. Zac is a laid back kid who is sweet and kind. Their romance is cute and fun as they struggle against what they should do and what they want to do. The whole story was cute and fun, while still feeling like the characters were, in fact, teenagers and not just misunderstood adults. It was a good story that I would recommend.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and review are 100% my own.