Author: Stephanie Campbell
Goodreads: Eighteen-year-old Quinn MacPherson's biggest fear has always been turning out like her mentally unstable mother. (Solving algebraic equations comes in as a close second.)
That is, until she meets Benjamin Shaw.
Quinn thinks hooking up with Ben over summer vacation will be nothing more than a quick fling. She can't even commit to a nail polish choice, much less some guy.Unfortunately for her, Ben is not just some guy. Ben gets her- the real her, flaws and all- and that scares the hell out of her.
When Ben does the unthinkable- tells Quinn he's in love with her- she does what comes naturally. She pushes him away. Ben can only watch from a distance as Quinn lashes out, and punishes him for daring to care about her.
I am so happy I got to review this book. I really enjoy reading contemporary young adult books and if you do too then go out and get a copy of this book.
The story is told from alternating points. This gives the readers a chance to connect with both characters. The main character, Quinn, is smart and sarcastic. Always putting up walls to keep others at arms length. She is so afraid of turning out like her mother and hurting the people she cares about so she puts up a perfect front. Ben on the other hand is the guy that loves being around people and hates seeing others in pain.
When the two of them meet there is an instant connection. As it develops Quinn does what she knows best, she isolates herself from the ones she loves and cares about. I really enjoyed this book. I ended up caring for the main character more than I thought I would and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen and what she would decide with her life. The pace of the book kept me interested the entire time and in the end I was completely satisfied with how things turned out.
And now, kind of random but...throughout the book I was kinda picturing Emma Stone playing Quinn...anywhooo, you guys should go get a copy of this book because it is a truly capturing story.