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Drive Me Crazy

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Kate's tote is packed, and she's ready for a road trip!

Kate and her two best friends, Sierra and Alexis, are geared up for a week of fun and freedom on the road to their family lake houses in Love, Wisconsin. Best of all, when Kate reaches Love, she'll be reunited with Lucas, with whom she shared a steamy end-of-summer kiss last year. She can't wait to see Lucas again and
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Paperback, 210 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Simon Pulse
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Fiona
Nov 11, 2009 Fiona rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sophmore-year
Drive me Crazy is a romance novel filled with comedy too. It has just about everything needed to make a good romantic comedy. Kate and her two best friends were going to drive to Wisconsin by themselves since this was the first time their parents let, but then came along Adam, Alexis' cousin. Alexis is one of Kate's best friends but she can't stand Adam. He decides to join them on their way to Wisconsin since he had an interview to go to there and their parents couldn't drive him from New Jerse ...more
Alex
Mar 01, 2011 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: simon-pulse
i loved adam from the start of the book, and thought that the dialogue was fast and funny. besides being able to predict the ending, the only real problem i had with the book is the fact that adam played the BANJO!!!! what hot guy plays a banjo??? overall, a good beach read
Mel (Reviews In A Pinch)
Dec 13, 2014 Mel (Reviews In A Pinch) rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
When you look at a book like Drive Me Crazy, are you thinking you’re in for a fun read? You should be. Fun, quirky reads are generally a blast to discover. They’re even better after finishing a very serious and/or long book or series. A fun read was exactly what I was looking for and Drive Me Crazy was definitely right for me.

Kate was pretty much your average, clueless teenager. I liked that she was smart and feisty, but there were moments where I honestly thought she was just a witch with a b.
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Em-em
Jun 18, 2011 Em-em rated it it was amazing
Drive Me Crazy is a witty and romantic book. The plot is not complicated and pretty much easy to figure out. The characters are relatable. The book's simplicity is a perfect getaway from all the frustrating, heart thumping and mind boggling stories that we read everyday.

Kate is the every bit the hopeless romantic that we see nowadays. The kind of girl that looks for a prince charming and hopes for a happily ever. However she realizes that life is not just about fairy tale type romantic scenes, p
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Megan
Jan 08, 2012 Megan rated it it was ok
I was really excited to read this book based on the premise, but some of the lines were so unbelievably cheesy and impossible that it killed the immersion. The Adam at book start would have never said the island words. And some of the psychoanalysis was just basic and off. Transparent and you could see the author's agenda, and not the realism. I don't know. Not my fav. Wish I'd liked it more.
Jenna
Dec 27, 2009 Jenna rated it liked it
This book was really cute. It was also really predictable, but I was okay with that. It was a little short - I would have liked to get to know Sierra and Alexis better. The whole frat party scene seemed really rushed. I would have liked to know more about Alexis to know why she reacted the way she did.

Overall, I liked Kate and Adam and thought their relationship was really sweet.
Haidee
Jan 25, 2012 Haidee rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Sweet read. I was expecting a bit more, but I have been wanting to read this book for over a year now and had probably built it up in my mind. I had hoped it would be a bit longer and that maybe there was a bit more character development but I found that i really liked the book and that it was a quick read.
I would definitely recommend this book.
Karen
May 03, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
omg! this chick is so infuriatingly stupid! Lucas is such a butt and she just ignores it. Adam is CLEARLY the better choice and he's awesome and they have cute fights. i like the Q-Tip tour and the board game part.
Tiffani
Oct 24, 2011 Tiffani rated it did not like it
Ignorant, childish, egotistical, hypocritical, stupid, stubborn, a brat, big-headed.

Yeah, that sums about up the person that is Kate. (Whom, if you hadn't noticed, I loathe)
Shelley
DNF at 20%
0 star- I actually gave up at 10% but wanted to give it a chance. goodness. That was a horrible waste of time. Here's why:

-One dimensional and annoying characters- No joke- They were so shallow and annoying and goodness the main character was a class a bitch with a stick up her ass. She was a piece of bitch, really. She was mean to her friends, Adam, and was completely obsessed with her friggen Lucas. I actually think she is the most annoying MC I've read yet. This was a complete disap
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Liz
Aug 25, 2010 Liz rated it really liked it
3.5/5

Drive Me Crazy is another of the Simon Romantic Comedies, and while not as good as some of the others in my opinion, it was still a great read, packed with fun and humour perfect for raising your spirits. I read it in the midst of winter, but I think it’s more of a summer read as it’s about a road trip (road trip!) and has a very summery feel to it. Kate is off to Love (said Loave) for the holidays with her two best friends Alexis and Sierra, where her dream guy Lucas will be – but unfortun
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Heather
Sep 01, 2011 Heather rated it did not like it
drive me crazy certainly drove me crazy!
nothing was funny in here.i dont remember laughing once.
the main character wasn't really likeable at all.she was completely rude at times.
it felt like the whole book was building up to the point when they got to Love and their beach cottages,but when they finally got there nothing happened.they would go to a bonfire and then go to sleep and then sit at the dock and then that would happen all over again. i expected more exciting stuff to happen.
&the aut
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Princess Bookie
Nov 24, 2009 Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts: We meet Kate and her best friends Alexis and Sierra. All 3 girls are going on a road trip to Wisconsin to their summer vacation spot! They are meeting up with their parents there!!! They have it all mapped out! Fun, girl time, chatting, etc. There is also Adam, Alexis cousin who Kate can not stand! He is annoying and he bugs her to the extreme!! Kate can't wait to get to Wisconsin to see Lucas, the guy she's been crushing on forever and kissed at the end of last summer!!! The ride t ...more
Trisha W.
Jan 08, 2010 Trisha W. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books, read2010
This book was so much fun to read! It really took me back to when I was younger and used to go on road trips with my friends. The book has so many twists and turns in it and you keep rooting for someone but then a couple of pages later you are hoping that they will get with someone else.
This book also had a lot of humor in it, I found myself laughing and smiling a lot. I love reading books that can make me happy after I read them. I was sad to see it end though.

I really liked the characters in t
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadToo.com

Kate, Sierra, and Alexis are on a trip. A roadtrip to their families' summer cabins in Love - pronounced Loave - Wisconsin, that is.

For Kate, the actual driving couldn't go fast enough because in Love the guy of her dreams, Lucas, is waiting for her. But her perfect plans go awry when Alexis's sarcastic and extremely annoying cousin, Adam, joins the roadtrip.

Sierra hates Adam, absolutely loathes him. Everything about him annoys her. But during the many hours
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Emma
Jul 05, 2013 Emma rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, yes it was predictable and cliche but I found myself grateful for this as it made it a nice easy read for a day in the sun. I found the characters were likeable and I loved the contrasts in Kate, Sierra and Alexis as no friends are 100% alike and don't always agree on everything but are there when it falls apart anyway.

It was refreshing how even though Kate and Adam were meant to be the central characters the secondary characters such as Sierra, Alexis and Gina had t
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Steph (Reviewer X)
Jun 07, 2009 Steph (Reviewer X) rated it it was ok
This is more like a 2.5, really, stuck somewhere between "it's okay" and "I liked it". I'd probably like it better if all the recent ro-coms didn't follow the exact same storyline: Girl has cute friend, likes hottie, dates hottie, realizes cute friend likes her and hottie is kind of an ass, and then dumps hottie's ass for a make-out session on the last page with cute friend in proclamation of true love.

I liked them better back when they had started this line. The plots--while not exactly always
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Angela
Aug 17, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya, contemporary
Cute. Cute. Cute.

Quick easy read (took me all of maybe three hours more like two and half).
Adam is adorable. I *heart* him like woo-hoo.
Lexi and Sierra are great side kicks to Kate.
Annnnd Kate, well she is a feisty little handful that at times I really didn't like all that much, but she was cute enough that I was okay with her.

Here's my issue: The development of this love story leans heavily on old back stories that we aren't truly privy too. I just felt terrible for Adam the whole time and wan
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Shannon
-I decided to read this book because I had previously read similar books and I found them interesting.
-The category on the bingo board that this completes is a book with a male main character.
-What I liked about this book was the storyline because it was unique and different from any other book that I've read. Instead of a normal romantic novel which has a girl and guy falling in love and living happily ever after this book has a girl who thinks that she likes a guy but she's not sure and two gu
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Briana
Jun 08, 2009 Briana rated it really liked it
Drive Me Crazy was a great summer read that had me laughing more times than I can count. The characters were realistic and very likable. I thought it was strange how much Adam reminded me of a guy I used to go to school with and Kate, in many ways, was a lot like me in some ways. The writing was just what I expected, quickly read and well suited for a fun summer read. The ending was well done, sweet and happy, which works for this kind of book. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for ...more
Sara ♥
Nov 22, 2010 Sara ♥ rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This was really cute! :) This was a cross between two of my favorite plot types: (1) where best friends fall in love and (2) where the main character thinks they're in love with one person, but it turns out they aren't so compatible with that person... But this person a lot closer to home, on the other hand....

I really loved the banter between Kate and Adam... and I really do this Kate was being silly STILL holding a grudge about what happened in the SIXTH GRADE, especially after Adam
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Vicky
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Vivian
Oct 27, 2009 Vivian rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009-reads
I didn't really enjoy this book because it was pretty predictable so i knew who were going to end up together. i don't like predictable books or movies so i was glad to be done with the book. i think these types of books are more for younger readers that're just starting to read YA books.
Something i learned from is that the more you fight with someone the more you guys get closer. I could relate to this because this is how i meet others. I don't mean fighting like serious ones but more like a
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Kendall
Sep 16, 2012 Kendall rated it really liked it
Well the plot definitely wasn't original, and I knew how it would end before I started. However, I figure it's the way the author carries out the plot that makes it so amazing. While I was reading, there were parts in the middle that made me want to stop reading all together, but the fact that she hadn't seen Lucas yet kept me reading. After she had made it to Love, I was interested. I completely adored the ending! So I'd have to give it four stars because of the parts where I could stop, but ov ...more
Allison
Feb 15, 2011 Allison rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011
This book was just ok for me. The plot was fast paced, which I'm still deciding if that was a good thing or a bad thing, and it was definitely a quick read. The writing style wasn't that great and this book wasn't really what I had expected, but overall, it wasn't horrible. This book definitely seems fit for a younger reader, somewhere around preteens or so. The story and romantic plot was pretty predictable, which I didn't really mind, it's just the writing style didn't really woo me haha. Anyw ...more
Kate
May 03, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it
Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies are always a fun read. These books are not necessarily the best written novels but the stories are always fun and you know you will get a happy ending. I think some adult romances could take a note from these books b/c they are characterized well which is much of the battle in writing any novel since you want your characters, for the most part, to be endearing and relatable.
Tasha Mitchell
Mar 08, 2016 Tasha Mitchell rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned-books
To be honest, after I reached the middle I just flipped through the book.
If it was in someone else's point of view instead of Kate, I would have enjoyed the book but she was soooooooooooo ANNOYING. Seriously, stupid as well. I could not stand her which made me dislike the book.
I only liked Adam & I'm happy with the ending. It was ok.
Definitely would not read again though.
Jess
Mar 31, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing
I really did love this book. !!!!!!!!SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's basically about a girl who thinks she has found her prince charming but then she comes to relization that he is no prince. She then relizes that the guy who is has been there all along. THis is beautiful and it was fun too. Very well told. Soooo good. :)
Sara
Apr 20, 2015 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, epub
A cute read! Especially the ending was really cute and sweet and made me smile. :)
But at times I just wanted to slap Kate and yell "You stupid, blind girl!"
I liked Adam. He was really cute.
Lucas instead annoyed me to no end. I really didn't like him. He was also so lame and boring!
Nice Alexis and Sierra.
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Jan 08, 2010 Ashley - Book Labyrinth rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A cute and fun read, especially for summer time. Even though the end result was obvious (which happens a lot with these Simon Pulse rom coms) I still enjoyed spending a couple hours reading it. Kate was likable for the most part; I liked that she was a romantic and wasn't willing to settle for just hooking up with a hot guy.
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