Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

Title: The Promise of Amazing
Author: Robin Constantine
Series/Novel: Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 371
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Year Published: 2013
First Line:  “‘None of you are going to Harvard.’”

“Wren Caswell is the quiet good girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to- only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barret was the kind of St. Gabe’s- until he was expelled for being a ‘term-paper pimp.’ Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn’t know how.
Then one fateful night, their paths cross. What follows in the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are- and falling in love.”

My Rating: 3/5

Hello again, welcome to fall time. The leaves are falling and it’s getting damn chilly outside. The perfect time of year to curl up with a book. In the story of The Promise of Amazing we follow the story of Grayson and Wren. Two sixteens year olds who find themselves in each other’s thoughts from the moment they meet. Hormones are a crazy thing. After one chanced, and slightly awkward meeting a friendship persues which quickly leads to their realization about how they feel about each.
I found that this book was a little young for me. The fact that two teenagers so quickly fell for each other and the way that they casually talked about love threw me for a loop.
I’m just the crotchety old lady saying their too young to feel that way about each other. But for an older person this story was not relatable and didn’t seem to follow a good time scheme.
I did enjoy the development of Grayson and the bad boy idea that surrounded him.
Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

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