Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Of Perfection, Imperfection, & Life Choices

Kiss Crush CollideKiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith

What Leah did—only she really shouldn’t have—one hot night at a country club party. 
What Leah has—only she really shouldn’t have—on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years. 
What happens when everything you always thought you wanted—having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen—runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want. 
Kiss. Crush. Collide. 
For Leah and Porter, summer is only the beginning.

This story was so much like Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. The only thing is that PC was more PG-13/R rated-ish and KCC is more PG, with innuendos. LOL. The innuendos were hilarious to me, but still tasteful enough for the 13 and up crowd. But, truth be told, I kind of feel like it was a kiddie, "safe" version of Simone's book; no offense to Christina and all, but that's just how I feel. I'm sure I'm not the only one out there....crickets, crickets, crickets....or maybe I am. LOL

So, the story of Leah, the youngest of three daughters - all perfect, all similar, all expected to follow the path that their mother paved for them - isn't rarely seen. She's supposed to be valedictorian and homecoming queen, just like her sisters. Live a perfect life, just like her sisters. And marry the perfect guy with the right connections. Sounds like happily ever after right? WRONG. Leah has this bout of rebellion in her unlike her sisters, and when she meets Porter (whose name isn't actually Porter) and has a steamy moment with him on the Country Club green life for her will never be the same. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, rebel, rebel, conform, rebel,the end! LOL Well it sort of went like that. 

Porter-whose-name-isn't-Porter is the one chance in a chemical relationship for Leah, but he isn't just looks and green eyes. He actually has some depth to him, unlike Leah's handsy boyfriend what's his face LOL. But, anyway, like all romances, they fall for each other, he tells her to choose, and when she does......nope not telling you. You'll just have to read Kiss Crush Collide for yourself too see. :)

This book rated:
*because it was still middle schoolish*
- Gilbert

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