by Susane Colasanti
Publication Date: May 4th, 2006
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Reminiscent of the movie Say Anything, a debut novel for all those searching for The One!
Sara and Tobey couldn't be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara's other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she's thrilled. But then there's Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. It just so happens that one of Tobey's goals is also to make Sara fall in love with him. Told in alternating points of view, Sara and Tobey's real connection will have everyone rooting for them from the minute they meet! (Goodreads)
The main characters, Tobey and Sara are really likeable. Sara is the all too smart brainiac, and Tobey is the slacker in a rock band. I really enjoyed their interactions with each other, and seeing all the different ways Tobey tried to make Sara fall for him. There were quite a few moments they had together that had me giggling, they were really cute.
The storyline was very simple, and easy to follow. It totally made me think back to my high school days. I like how each chapter is told from different perspectives, via Tobey and Sara. I liked knowing what both of the characters were thinking. There were a ton of references to the movie Say Anything, which I have not seen, but stars one of my favorite actors, John Cusack. I will totally be checking that movie out.
Overall, this is a really quick, really cute read. I can’t wait to read more from this author!