- Page Count: 288
- Release Date: October 20, 2015
- My Rating: 2 stars
If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.
“Swoon” was definitely not a word I’d associate with this read…
I feel like I’ve read this book so many times before. Except it was better done all of those other times. This story is about the summers of a couple teenagers dealing with feeling like they don’t fit in, their jobs, mild parties, difficult parents, impending college applications, and mild tension that all culminates in a random short road trip… except there’s some magic 8 ball thrown in to give it one unique aspect.
Both of the characters were beyond bland… there was zero chemistry, personality, or anything I even remotely cared about. The ending was weird but I honestly just wanted the book to be over by that point. The writing wasn’t terrible, but there really wasn’t much going for this book. I’d hesitate to even call it “lighthearted/fluffy” because the blandness was so heavy.
I was way more interested in the Doctor Who/Little Women fanfic that was briefly mentioned towards the start.