Reviewed by Sweet Feet
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I feel there is legitimately nothing bad about this book, at least in my eyes. This book will make you feel so many emotions, and you will love every single minute of it.
Paige is a smart girl, but with some secrets. After her first boyfriend, Aaron, died from a freak drowning accident, Paige obviously went into mourning. They hadn't been dating very long, but it was long enough to give her a fright when it came to water. Now almost two years later, Paige wants to start fresh, and with some good advice from her grandma, she decides to take it into action.
She starts her junior year with a plan on how to become happy again, and number three on the list I feel is her favorite. Date. But, not just date anyone. She wants Ryan Chase, who has been her long time crush, and good news! His girlfriend broke up with him! SINGLE AS A PRINGLE!! But, Ryan has a cousin, Max, who is kind of nerdy, but like the nerd hot. MCNERD! Anyway, Paige and Max become really close friends and they tell each other everything, but one night changed everything for them. Max turned seventeen and they surprised him with a party; of course at parties you have to play spin the bottle. It's almost a must... not really, but you know what I mean, but they add a little twist to it. Every seventh spin has to go into the closet and play seven minutes in heaven. It happened to be Max and Paige that had to go into the closet... I'm not going to give anything away, but feelings start to change.
Every friendship has its fights, well Max and Paige had a fight and they both said some personal things that they shouldn't have. Being that Paige likes Max, she feels that they should make up, and she tries, but he kind of blows her off (you later learn why).
The ending was sweet and I loved it! I feel that there could have been just a bit more to it, but it was still really good. I loved how Emery Lord added their summer conversations into it, kind of like an epilogue, but I feel it kind of ended abruptly and left me wondering what happened when they meet again; it kind of hints at it, but ya know I still wonder.
I loved this book so much. I could kind of relate to it; not having a boyfriend die, but having a grandma that gave such good advice and loved everything and everyone. I also got a great message from this novel, not just what it says on the cover "It's never too late to rewrite your story...", but also "I may still be stumbling through these steps, but at least I'm stumbling forward." It kept me positive and I'm sure it will do the same for you, because everyone has something going on in their lives. I highly recommend this book!!