I loved, loved, loved these two YA books I recently read. They’re written by two awesome sisters–Robin Daniels and Kelly Oram. The first book is One of the Girls by Robin Daniels. The companion book is Girl at Heart by Kelly Oram.I adored both. Here are my reviews.
One of the Girls
This YA romance was super cute. Nick is a second-string football player who has crushed on Mia for years. She’s the head cheerleader and most popular girl at school. She’s also a complete sweetheart and pushover when it comes to guys and her friends. She isn’t able to stand up for herself and ever say no. When her star-quarterback boyfriend breaks up with her, Nick yearns to swoop in to pick up the pieces of her heart. But he’s only an acquaintance and has no normal way to talk to her, without looking dumb or desperate. And he’s terrified of rejection. Then he gets a wild and crazy idea on how to get close to her—by trying out for the cheer squad. He’s had years of tumbling and gymnastics experience and hates sitting the bench each game. So he quits football to try out for a spot as a cheerleader…and he makes it. Continue reading
Here are some fun YA books I’ve read. Kelly Oram writes great YA that always make me laugh out loud. She has a sharp, cutting wit about her, and it reveals itself in her character dialogue. These two books feature romance in a science squad of all places. Hee hee. Read on, and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway at the end.
The Avery Shaw Experiment
Avery Shaw is a science geek who is secretly in love with her best friend, Aiden. But when Aiden wants to put some distance between them and gets a girlfriend, she is crushed. Grayson, Aiden’s older brother, and the most popular senior at Spanish Fork High (hey! This is right close to me!), rushes to the rescue to keep Avery from falling apart. They strike up an Experiment to do for the science fair that Aiden’s left her high and dry without a partner for now, to see if her broken heart can be cured by going through the seven stages of grief. Grayson will act as the unbiased observer.
This cute, witty, heart-tugging romance made me laugh constantly. Avery is a cool, smart character. Grayson is the fantastic, handsome jock. He’s hilarious, but caring. Seeing Avery grow and develop confidence to stand on her own is thrilling. Continue reading
Just finished this fun YA contemporary romance, and thought I’d give you a heads up about it. This author (Robin Daniels) is Kelly Oram’s sister, and this is her second book. I’m a fan of Kelly Oram, so thought I’d give her sibling a try. Here’s the blurb for Perfectly You:
Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming.
Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction. Continue reading