First off, loved her name: Hartley. So fun, loved that she wasn’t a natural Nancy Drew. And that while possessing healthy confidence in her body she w...moreFirst off, loved her name: Hartley. So fun, loved that she wasn’t a natural Nancy Drew. And that while possessing healthy confidence in her body she was still a little aware of her bigger butt. Totally bonded with her over that. So often girls in YA are either totally comfortable with their bodies or slightly neurotic. It was great to see one that was just…normal.
Loved the romantic interest! Chase was really cute and had Hartley all tied up in knots from the beginning. I’m really looking forward to seeing how they move on with the relationship in future books. But I must say…it’s more of a tease than a spoiler…that scene under the bed…take it off! lol I totally would have let him keep stripping. Yes, this is wrong of me, No, my teenage self would have stopped him too…but my adult self was distracted by the abs! Oh *sigh* the abs on the muscular literary guy with great hair…as much of a work of fiction as the ability to choke someone with iPod ear-buds.
Ahh, then we have the asshole-ish ex-boyfriend. Hartley, poor thing, didn’t see it coming. Josh ended up being not such a bad guy in the end. Just a high school relationship run its course…ending in a bit of major drama. Love that Hartley had natural reactions to it…but didn’t go too far into revenge or back into his arms. Lets move on to the tall, dark, and handsome newspaper guy
What really got me was the Hoover High School Chastity Club. Those girls managed to be the perfect mean girls. Body obsessed, perfectly dressed, and obsessed with a good girl image. You know anyone who openly berates people for not taking a chastity pledge is headed for a pretty big fall from grace.
I’m not going any further with plot or spoilers. The whole thing was a mystery anyway I’ll just end by saying: Totally didn’t see the killer coming. And, dang, that person was crazy!