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That Thing Formerly Known As My Life

About the book: A cross-country move wasn’t exactly what McKinley had in mind for her senior trip, but leave it to her parents to up and move to Rhode Island. Her senior year was supposed to be awesome, but when she ticks off popular cheerleader Taylor, it goes from bad to worse.

The only good thing about moving is the mysterious, Camaro-driving, all-around-likeable Nick Phelan. But that mysterious thing that makes him so likeable is also making McKinley suspicious.

Nick hides secrets. McKinley harbors doubts. Taylor bares her teeth. But dealing with moving and Taylor is nothing compared to the biggest secret of all.

My review: This was a cute book that I enjoyed reading! I thought that the characters were well-written, the plot was interesting and the ending was really good.

McKinley is a cute character, she's my kind of girl, she hates PE and is on the staff of the newspaper. I kind of felt bad for her, she's the new girl and in her senior year she has all of 2 friends and the way the popular kids, especially Taylor treat her, is not cool. But I loved that Nick showed up and treated her kindly. I liked that the whole story is from her point of view, that means that you don't see what she doesn't and in the case of this story that made the plot have more twists and turns that you don't see coming.

I liked Nick too. I liked the way he goes out of his way to be kind to and be friends with McKinley. He does have some secrets that make some of his interactions with her a bit awkward sometimes, but that makes the story more interesting too!

This is a cute, clean book that I'd be happy to let our teenager read.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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