Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage
Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper. But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?
I've been under a lot of stress lately, mostly with school. So when I sat down with The Stillburrow Crush a couple of days ago, I was hoping it would push away my stressors for a bit by being a funny and cute romance type book. Luckily enough, The Stillburrow Crush completely succeed and went beyond in doing that!
First off, I adored the characters! From the smart, head-strung, and witty Carrie from the surprisingly sweet jock hiding a few secrets named Luke, this book had so many fun and diverse characters that had me in giggles throughout. I really liked how Carrie and Luke's relationship was down to earth and so completely innocent and sweet. Plus, I loved reading their little fight scenes. Since while the tended to be extremely awkward 99% of the time, they were hilarious, no doubt about it.
The plot was for the most part fluffy fun even with the few serious type plot points it had. And while I did find The Stillburrow Crush to be predictable, it did manage to throw in some surprises. Also the cute points it accrued throughout managed to make the predictable-ness not that big of deal.
In all, The Stillburrow Crush is the perfect read for when you want to escape from reality for a while with a page turning book that will have you enthralled! I can't wait to read more by Linda Kage!
The Stillburrow Crush is now out! Also you can check out my interview with Linda here.
Source: Around The World Tours.