Author: Kelly Fiore
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Walker Books For Young Readers (June 15, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3 Stars
Pretty and popular track star Marijke Monti is confident about almost everything – she’s got great friends, a great family, and she’s on her way to the State Track Championship. In fact, the only thing Marijke isn’t confident about is her relationship with Tommy Lawson.
Lily Spencer has spent her entire high school career preparing for the future – she’s participated in every extracurricular activity and volunteer committee she could. But, at home, she watches her mother go on date after date with dud-dudes, still searching for “the one.” Lily realizes that she’s about to graduate and still hasn’t even had a boyfriend.
While they live on each other’s periphery at school, Lily and Marijke never seemed to have much in common; but, after a coincidental meeting at the movie theater, Lily gets an idea – why can’t life be like a movie? Why can’t they set up their perfect romantic situations, just in time for their senior prom, using movie techniques?
Once the girls come up with the perfect plans, they commit themselves to being secret cohorts and, just like in the movies, drama ensues.
I know I have said this numerous times before but I really do love these type of reads, the sweet make you awww and steal your breath away, give you a tooth ache reads. I crave them, I adore them, and I just can't get enough of them.
Marijke and Lily were lovable relatable characters that I couldn't help but like. Lily is sarcastic and so very smart but still struggling to be noticed by the boy that she has loved for two years while Marike is more outgoing and athletic and even though she has the guy she loves, struggles with how to get him to love her as much as she loves him.
I loved the dual point of views and of course all the movie references. I got a kick out of the girls schemes to win the boys over and how everything that could go wrong did.
This was such a cute coming of age story and I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone that loves a cutesy, feel good read perfect for summer.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*