Monday, March 3, 2008
The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell
Emily is living the life: she's valedictorian, she as the perfect boyfriend, and she's halfway through her senior year. Her parents then drop the bombshell that they're moving back to Boston after being gone for two years. The morning they leave, her father decides to stay behind and her boyfriend breaks up with her as the cab is waiting to leave with her family inside.
When she arrives at her school back in Boston, not much has changed. Her best friends are still her best friends. They arn't any new students. They only thing that has changed is Luke. He's now the hottest guy in school. He's also the guy that just broke up with Josie - Emily's best friend. By e-mail.
Emily, Josie, and Lucy decide to make a Guide for Guys for their senior time capsule, and they have Emily test it out Luke - the guy who needs the most change. What will happen if Emily actually falls for Luke? What happens if she has to decide between her friends and... Luke?
This book was good. It wasn't "Oh my gosh, I have to get my friends read it pronto!", but it also wasn't, "Oh, I'm soo glad it's over." I guess the thing that got me was that I couldn't see this really happening in real life. The characters were believable, but the things they did wern't. I would recommend this book for a quick read or a beach read.