Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Promise of Amazing

Goodreads Summary 
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 Thoughts
I was wandering around Chapters, picked up this beautiful book, and basically bought it on a whim. I am so glad I did. I waited a few months to read it because I hadn't heard anything about it and was slightly worried that it wouldn't be any good. I tend to do that. I hold onto books in fear that they won't live up to expectations I have put on them.  Sorry authors!

This book was just really cute. Wren is an average high school student who doesn't want to be thought of as average. Grayson, oh poor Grayson, has been kicked out of his private school and surrounded by the wrong group of people. He isn't a bad boy, but he definitely isn't squeaky clean either.  These two are so different, but when they meet they can't help feel intrigued.  And it's all thanks to sausage weenies.

I could have done without some of the drama.
 *cough* Luke is a sociopath in the making. *cough*
I also wish the ending was different. I just think that more honesty would have been better.  Great read though.

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