Thursday, July 7, 2011

So Over You by Gwen Hayes

Title: So Over You
Author: Gwen Hayes
Published by: Self Published (April 25, 2010)
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
My Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
Layney Logan, girl reporter.

That's all she's ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it's a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer,makes it even worse.

The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster think he got the best of her, so she takes
his ridiculous newspaper assignment--to go on twelve blind dates--to prove his powers of darkness won't work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time.

And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.

My Review:
This book was so much more than I expected it to be. I honestly loved everything about it. It brought up some tough situations in life and handled them beautifully. It was raw and real and emotional at times. I loved the chemistry between Logan and Foster, their love, their hate, their friendship, their loyalty, their disloyalty, I loved it all. 
I don't want to give too much about this story away but I will say that this is definitely one of my top ten reads of this year for realistic fiction.

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