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Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards

(Pullman High #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,533 ratings  ·  159 reviews
Cassidy knows everything about Chad--everything, that is, except how to get him to notice her. Someday, somehow, she vows, those deep blue eyes are going to look her way. In the meantime, she's got plenty of other things to worry about.

Cassidy has always been happy to be the studious, reliable type--until Elise and her good-looking brother move into the neighborhood. Elis
Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published (first published June 15th 1996)
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Oct 05, 2018 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2018
Well, that was... different. Surprisingly easy to read, plus I always like to learn about new things (I didn't know anything about LDS). I understand there are two versions of the book. THIS one is about Holly, just turning 16 and thus entering the dating world and Emma, a newcomer to the Pullman High, who needs to figure out a lot of things in her life. ...more
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars - I absolutely LOVE Janette Rallison. She always has a way of making her romantic comedies so fun that I can't help but smile or laugh and so cute that I can't help but want to jump up and down squealing. And this book did not disappoint.

Cassidy was such a great character. She was smart and down to earth, but she somehow get herself into situations that you can't help but shake your head. And I just loved HIM from the start. There was just something about him that just made you swoon,
I like Rallison writing. I have always laughed while reading her books. Some of the dates these poor teens went on! So great. This one did drag a little for me but over all I liked the characters and the lightness of the story line. This is a teen book with talk of drinking and drugs but all in a way to teach about life and it's hazards. I would give this to a 14 year old. ...more
3.5 stars

Ah, this book reminds me how much I love reading light, contemporary YA.

Blue Eyes and other Teenage Hazards follows Cassidy’s story after her best friend Anjie moved away. When the new family moves to Anjie’s house, she hopes that she will be nice, smart, funny, and not a typical drama queen. Well, Elise wasn’t exactly nice at first, but they finally find enough topics to talk about aside from Elise’s mourning of leaving California.

Elise was not the kind of girl Cassidy usually friends
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
So, I liked this one. Big surprise, I like everything Janette Rallison writes. I do wish the romance had been more of the focus, but I’m just a romantic at heart. I liked Cassidy, I thought it was great that she stuck to who she was, she didn’t get peer-pressured into doing things she really didn’t want to do. I like that she saw the best in Elise and wanted to be a good friend to her. Elise learns some tough lessons, but I hope they are ones that she will take to heart. It was a fun story about ...more
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I kinda found this book by accident! If you have read "All is fair in Love, War and High School" then you will recognize this as the story that comes before it. Cassidy Woodruff is an only child and her best friend has just moved away. A new family moves in with a rebellious daughter her age (Elise). Cassidy and Elise become friends (mostly because they both need a friend). As Elise reverts back to her rebellious ways her older brother Josh tries to help her any way he can - which keeps leading ...more
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2012-reads
I laughed so much during this book it was really good. My favorite part was the Bob date that was just amazing I never knew someone with such bad luck. In my opinion Cassidy was a little high strung she needed to let loose more like Elise was telling her but Elise way of letting loose was not the right way like Cassidy told Elise they need a happy medium.
Jul 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My sister wrote this book!
Zoe and the Edge
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I adore Ms. Rallison's writing because she writes so realistically and effortlessly. She has such flowing sentences and she doesn't waste a single word.

Cassidy is a good girl and she's attracted to good boys. Cassidy enjoys studying, avoids trouble and it low on the popular hierarchy. She has a crush on Chad Warren.

He got good grades, which meant he was smart, and a smart guy had to want an intelligent girlfriend. I was clearly qualified for the position.

Being an only child means Cassidy's par
Kathryn Cooper
Dec 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Summary: Cassidy's best friend Anjie moved just before their sophomore year. Cassidy and Anjie had been best friends since 2nd grade when Anjie moved into the neighborhood a few houses down. Cassidy has to deal with the loss of her best friend and trying to befriend the new girl, Elise, who moved into Anjie's old house, but she and Elise don't exactly get off to a great start.

I loved this book all over again! This was rewritten from her book, Deep Blue Eyes and Other Lies, published 16 years
I could be wrong, but I think this was Rallison’s first published book. The main character Holly is an active LDS girl who is very excited to turn sixteen so she can start dating, driving and is just another step closer to attending college at BYU. When a new girl moves into her neighborhood she is excited to make a new friend. Although they are both LDS, Emma is not active and leads a very different lifestyle than Holly. It was really a nice story about friendship, forgiveness, compassion, and ...more
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cassidy Woodruff is an only child whose best friend has just moved away. So when she finds out that the new neighbours moving in next door have a teenage son and daughter, Cassidy is determined to make new friends. But Cassidy is a good girl. She is a bit high-strung and an overachiever so when she befriends Elise a rather rebellious wild child, she is in for a huge awakening. Just when she is about to give up on her new friendship Elise's older brother Josh requests that Cassidy give Elise one ...more
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
So cute!! The romance was less of a focus with this one, but still adorable. I love how their feelings/relationship progressed.
And while Elise desperately needed to grow up, her sarcastic sense of humor/quick retorts cracked me up.
And while there was teen drinking, it wasn't glorified...I thought the high school party scene was accurately portrayed. It's empty, pointless, and when you're the sober one observing it all, it looks exactly how Cassidy saw it at the party she went to in order to pic
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
In my eyes Janette Rallison is just one of the cutest authors around. Her books are just cute and most of the time laugh out loud funny! I am a big laugher in life but for some reason when reading a book it takes a lot for me to "LOL" but with her books I really do. It's even funnier if I read around my hubby because then he gives me the look of "what's so funny?"

This book was cute. I always want a little more interaction and a little more when they finally do get together. But that's just not
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I love most of Janette's books. "Blue Eyes and Other Teenage Hazards", kept meh ooked the whole way through. I couldn't put it down and ended up reading in in two days. The story is great and, like all of Janette's other books, at parts I couldn't stop myself from moaning for Cassidy. I loved going back and rereading "All is fair in Love, War and High School" and "Revenge of the Cheerleaders" with this part of the story line. ...more
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have officially become a Janette Rallison fan :) Her books (all 2 I've read) are laugh-out-loud funny with intriguing characters and excellent messages that never feel preachy. Once again, I had to stay up late to finish this delightful book. Also, it was only .99 cents on Amazon Kindle :) 4.25 stars ...more
Christina Tarbet
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books growing up was "deep blue eyes and other lies." This is just a rewritten version of that with some names being changed. I still loved it. I am glad that Janette Rallison is producing mass market books. . .good clean books for young adults everywhere! She has long been a favoite author of mine and at almost 30 I am still reading her books!!!! ...more
Merry Packard Gravett
Funny, funny, funny! And there is so much clever dialogue in this book! I loved it.

I also really liked the idea of letting Elise deal with her own problems that Cassidy and Josh come to. It is always nice if you can help your friends, but sometimes it is necessary to realize when you have to let them take responsibility for their own problems. What a great issue to bring up for teenagers.
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Everything I would expect from Janette Rallison. A romantic comedy filled with witt and laugh outloud moments. Also the first e-book I read on my iPad, I couldn't wait to read it, and was not disappointed. ...more
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So I have never written a review on here before but I just had to for this book! I loved it from the start! It was really cute and I loved the interactions between the characters! It was a good laugh as well. :)
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a fun, quick read! This had the perfect balance of talking through and handling tricky issues without going into too much depth or preaching too much about each topic--perfectly appropriate for that age group (middle school entering high school).
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
I love Janette Rallison and her funny, clean, awesome, thoughtful books.
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Adorable and Sweet, it made me laugh. This is my first Janette Rallison book and I look forward to reading more of her stories.
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, own
super fun light hearted romantic comedy your mother wouldn't be embarrassed knowing you read it. highly recommend for the teenage girl in your life. thanks janette for the laughs ...more
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a quick, clean read. Janette has such great humor in her books, and this one didn't disappoint! I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a fun book, far from dystopia. ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Utterly charming. I immediately had to find another Rallison book to read once I finished this one!
Jan 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Loved, loved, loved it!
Devz Milady
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of the funniest and sweetest teen romance book I have read..

As always what makes this book interesting are the lead characters.
Cassidy is a beautiful nerd and she owns it.
She is not a rebel for the sake of being rebellious.
She is not guy-crazy but she has her crushes and her heart breaks.
She is an amazing friend and her humor sense is great.
Overall Cassie is one of the best YA romance heroine I have seen so far.

Josh is a good foil for Cassie.
Their romance is built slowly but mostly cos Cassi

It was heavy on Mormon life, which I ain't, but nevertheless, I related to it more than I thought I would. On the whole, I like that both sides of a teenage Mormon in a teenage world (aka BFFs, bf, parties, alcohol, drugs), are more or less equally touched upon, those of good God following people, betweens, and those not that good God following one's. Nothing heavy theological or philosophical in its nature but in a very simple and age-appropriate way.

It was fun, light-hearted, real enjoyabl
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
YA Romance. Heroine is a high school sophomore whose best friend just moved across the country. Now she’s left with no one, but when a new family moves in on the street, maybe her troubles will be over…or just getting started. As she meets Elise and her older brother, Josh, she will be in for a wild ride where she must learn who she really is and what she wants out of life. A fun, witty, coming of age story that really sucked me in. This author is great.
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