Thursday, October 29, 2009

Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor

Title: Girlfriend Material

Author: Melissa Kantor

Pages: 256

Rating: ***1/2

Summary (from Amazon): If Kate were Lady Brett Ashley, the devastating heroine of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, she'd spend her summers careering around the Riviera in her coupe, breaking hearts by the dozen--because why not? In reality, Kate's never even had a boyfriend, and she'll be spending the summer abetting her mom's lame ploy to make her dad jealous: running off to Cape Cod and crashing at the seaside home of her wealthy friends, the Cooper-Melnicks. To add to the shame, the Cooper-Melnicks' gorgeous daughter Sarah is a bit like Lady Brett, and she seems less than thrilled to hang out with her new houseguest. Any dreams Kate once had of a perfect summer are ruined.That is, until Sarah's cute, witty friend Adam starts drawing Kate into the fold--and seems intrigued. With Adam around, Kate feels like she just might have a bit of heartbreaker potential after all. But when a breezy summer romance quickly grows more complicated can Kate keep pretending her relationship with Adam is just a carefree fling? Or will she take the risk and tell him her real feelings? Suddenly Kate is asking herself a question she never thought she'd stoop to: Is she girlfriend material?

Review: I was surprised by this book. I was expecting your typical, run-of-the-mill romance novel about a summer romance. While it was a summer romance with a fairly predictable plot, I really enjoyed the writing. Melissa Kantor's style didn't make the story cheesy or sappy, like so many romance novels are (not that that's a bad thing! Don't get me wrong, I live for romance novels). Overall, a good read.

Recommended for: YA romance readers

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  1. I like your blogg your good keep blogging and i like the book i think I'll read it

  2. My family and I really needed a time out from our work and a friend suggested we go to Cape Cod. When we arrived on Cape Cod, I was surprised that it was a serene place, but there were a lot of fun things to do on Cape Cod! We went sailing in Hyannis Harbor on a sailboat and then we went to Provincetown to watch whales do their thing. The experience was just plain awesome, we all feel energized when we got back to our house.