Friday, September 26, 2014

Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life

This is my first read by Jo Noelle and it's a good one. 

I like Lexi. She's reserved, selective of her friends, and nearly misses the best thing in her life in pursuit of a crush. But as this is high school, you can't really be surprised by that. How many of us miss the thing under our noses by looking too far afield for the unattainable? 

The high school setting hits the mark. The characters are age appropriate in their thinking and responses. The romance is likabley sweet as are the characters.It's fun to watch all their growth and see how the sibling rivalry plays out. 

The YA set and some adults will enjoy this read. 

Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors. High school is difficult enough—keeping up her grades, dealing with increasing sibling rivalry, and trying to stay out of the way of her personal nemesis, Amberlee—but when Lexi catches the eye of her long-time crush, she also becomes the focus of mean-girl tactics. Caught between who she was and who she wants to be, Lexi must decide how to confront a bully, and choose who to let into her heart.

About Jo Noelle:
Jo Noelle grew up in Colorado and Utah but also spent time in Idaho and California. She has two adult children and three small kids.

She teaches teachers and students about reading and writing, grows freakishly large tomatoes, enjoys cooking especially for desserts, builds furniture, sews beautiful dresses, and likes to go hiking in the nearby mountains.

Oh, and by the way, she’s two people—Canda Mortensen and Deanna Henderson, a mother/daughter writing team.


1 comment:

  1. This looks fun and you get two writers for the price of one!