7 Clues To Winning You by Kristin Walker

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7 Clues To Winning You

Author: Kristin Walker

Release Date: April 26, 2012

Publisher: Razorbill

Summary (Goodreads):

When a humiliating picture of Blythe goes viral, she's instantly the target of ridicule at her new school. To salvage her reputation, Blythe teams up with Luke to win the Senior Scramble scavenger hunt. But Luke is an unlikely ally and potentially can't be trusted.

Perhaps it's his Shakespearean witticisms that reel Blythe in despite her better judgment . . . or maybe she just craves the thrill of the game. But as the hunt progresses, their relationship heats up. Soon their madcap mischief spirals out of control. Blythe is faced with arrest and expulsion, among other catastrophes - until Luke shows her what the Scramble (and love) is really about.

My Thoughts:

So, Blythe is about to go through what all f us high school aged kids fear the most: going to a new school for the rest of junior year and ALL of your senior school year. Top it off with Blythe's father is the principal of this new school, and a very horrid picture of her is like the school mascot (horror of horrors). It's like the cherry on top of a very nasty ice cream sundae.

I found myself empathizing with Blythe on the whole 'changing schools just before your senior year' thing because that's sucky for ANY teenager, especially ones who have to go from having a lot of friends at one school, to having none at all. But, I do think she was a wee bit shallow on that matter because if her friends from her old school were he true friends, they'd be able to work something out.

Now Luke. Luke, I wanted to beat him and then kiss him, simply because he was funny, sometimes predicitable, and an adorable geeky/nerd type. You almost never see those as the love interest nowadays. Now, the love is always perfect and cliched (which gets old really fast). But, the whole cool-girl-fall-for-geek thing was sort of cliched, too, but in a very good way.

I do think Blythe went a little too far with claiming that she was getting bullied and getting the Scavengar Hunt and Luke's website taken away. She did try to make amends for doing it, but it was more for her public image at the school, than really being sorry. I really didn't like that about Blythe, but otherwise I liked everything else about her (except her choice in friends from her old school).

So, I'm going to go ahead and give this book four hearts. Still good, but some of you readers out there may want to read it and see if you think it deserves a five or higher.

4 hearts

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