Book: Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter
Genre: YA Romance
For: Supporting local authors
From: I bought it the other day at the big library event.
Here's the story of a girl, Polly, who doesn't really know what she wants. She bounces from guy to guy and each time, she does what HE likes and then decides that's not really her thing and so off she is again. We meet her one summer when she is in between boyfriends and she is really floundering because she doesn't know what to do with herself without a guy telling her what to be interested in.
She thinks that perhaps the arrival of her grandma, who writes a popular column in the paper called Miss Swoon, will help her figure things out, but yeah, not so much as it turns out! Maybe the boy next door, who has turned into all things awesome, will help her sort things out, but then again, maybe it will turn out to be the same old story all over again.
Once again, I totally enjoyed this fluffy teen romance... a teen romance with a lesson to be learned. What I took from this fun story is.... just be yourself! Yes, a common lesson, but one that teens seem to often forget. The writing and style of this book reminded me much of Meg Cabot, and that's a good thing. I went on a Meg Cabot streak awhile back, but then sort of got sick of it, and now to find Sydney Salter with a similar feel, but different, is very fun.
Bottom line: I liked it a whole lot.
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