A standalone novel.
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Target Audience: 13+
Rating: A (92%)
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).
But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?
This is a fantastic story! It’s so cute and ‘awwww’ worthy. I love, love, loved every. single. moment.
Andie is a very structured person, something I can very much relate to. She has her life figured out, where she wants to go and what so wants to do, until suddenly she doesn’t. This book is full of dogs and cute boys and fun little adventures. It captures everything I want in a contemporary novel. I honestly can’t think of a bad thing about the plot or the characterisation.
The characters were perfect, all had depth and their own quirks. All seemed relatively believable and real. It made me hate some and fall desperately in love with others. I’m already excited to dive into a re-read!
There’s massive development of the main character throughout this story. She’s starts off in one corner and ends up in a very different one by the end. Even some secondary characters get some pretty big mentality changes. Their sense of reality shifting to something a little more realistic, a little more heart-warming.
I loved the style and tone. I loved how easy and breezy it was to read. Everything felt so natural. The only thing I found to stop me from reading this book in one sitting, was the beginning. Politics makes me wary, even in a YA novel. I started reading this without any prior knowledge to what the book was actually about, and found that the beginning didn’t keep me as curious as I wanted it to.
Otherwise, this novel was exceptional, and I recommend it to any contemporary lover.
The break down of my rating:
Style & Tone: 9/10
Enjoyment Factor: 10/10