Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
What do you do when the guy you’re dating dumps you right before meeting your friends—friends who’ve never seen him before and are starting to doubt he actually exists?
Why, to save face you grab the nearest, handiest guy in the parking lot.
This story brought to mind one of my favorite quotes by Sir Walter Scott – “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive.“
Gia found out firsthand what a tangled web it was indeed. Trying to hoodwink her friends especially the newest one, an interloper hell-bent on stealing her friends away from her.
Like all teens do, she has to deal with peer pressure, the desire for popularity and trying to discover her own identity.
I liked how she met Hayden and their interactions were sweet and fun. Hayden’s sister was a hoot and their mother was pretty cool.
I felt for Gia, at her painful realization of how different her own family was, at her efforts to have a closer relationship with her brother only to find out how big of a jerk he was.
It was very touching how Hayden and his sister rallied around her.
Gia and Hayden uncover some hard truths about each other but what’s best about this book is their character growth and maturity. They both realized what true friendship meant and the things that mattered most.
I enjoyed this story a lot. It was witty and fun and sweet and emotional all at once.