Monday 21 May 2012

The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell

Why I picked this book up: Well first of all I am a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, so a book about a character called Luke caught my eye. I liked the cover and the blurb about the book sounded right up my alley. I wanted a quick easy read that I didn't need to concentrate too much on.

What's it about: Emily is a nice girl, she has always done the right thing, with a mother who write books on etiquette, it's hard not to. But suddenly being nice and doing the right thing is getting her no where. She has to move back to Boston because her father has been relocated, her boyfriend breaks up with her the morning she leaves, she didn't get into her dream college of Brown, and to top it all off her dad has decided not to move for the time being and stay behind. Even as her boyfriend is breaking up with her she can't help but be nice!
On finding out her old best friend, Josie, was dumped by email (which she never received) and cheated on, Emily, Josie and Lucy (their other best friend) decide to make a guide for guys and get revenge. They need a case study and who could be better than the player and Josie's ex, Luke, but can Emily stop herself falling for him and stick to the plan?

What I thought: I enjoyed this book, it was everything I was expecting it to be, sweet, funny and easy to read. Emily was a good character who had had enough of being nice. This book was about more than just romance, Emily was angry with her Dad, angry with her ex, Sean, angry that she didn't get into Brown, it was about what time and distance can do to friendships and relationships, and it was about growing up.

Read this book if: You enjoyed the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days", You are feeling like a light read, you enjoy YA romances, you don't want to read anything too heavy.

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