The Promise of Amazing (Review)

13 febrero 2014

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The Promise of Amazing
Author: Robin Constantine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: edelwiss
Publication Date: December 31st 2013
Pages: 371
Buy: BD | Amazon
Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.
One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.
My opinion

Wren is a normal good girl. She works for her mother in the family's catering hall and gets good grades at her school for good girls: "Sacred Heart".
Grayson is the cool popular boy of his school "St. Gabe", he is the captain of the Lacrosse team, he's really smart and hot and he has a whole future ahead of him… until he gets expelled.
In one of the parties in Wren's catering hall their paths cross when Wren saves Grayson's life.
She thought that would be it, she saved his life and period, they would never see each other again. She didn't know how wrong she was.
I kept thinking of her eyes, the depths of them, the way she looked right into me, and I wasn't afraid of what she'd find.
It's like an almost 3.5 I really liked it but I didn't find anything new in this novel. A girl who saves a boy (thank God it's not the other way around) and a fresh simple love of teenagers.
The characters are good, realistic and really easy to read.
It's a 371 pages book and still, you read it really fast and it doesn't have extra explanations.
The book is told by the point of view of the two characters in first person. I liked that because I could understand both sides. I preferred Gray's narration but Wren's wasn't bad at all.
I would have loved to know more about both character's friends, but it was okay like that.
It's the first book of the author and I congratulate her because it's good book with a good and lovely story that you can read in a summer afternoon in a french coffee place with a delicious coffee and a cute muffin.
I liked it and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a light, lovely and juvenile romance.

About the author
Robin Constantine is a born and bred Jersey girl who moved down South so she could wear flip-flops year round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, well, eventually but not without a lot of peril, angst and the occasional kissing scene.

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