Book Review: The New Guy and other Senior Year Distractions by Amy Spaulding (ARC)



Title: The New Guy and other Senior Year Distractions by Amy Spaulding

Goodreads Summary:

A ridiculously cute, formerly-famous new guy dropping into your life? It’s practically every girl’s dream. But not Jules McCallister-Morgan’s. I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up*. I have one main goal for my senior year-early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college-and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to “live a little,” or boys. At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell**.And before Alex Powell betrayed me***.I know what you’re thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don’t understand. This stuff matters. This is my life. And I’m not going down without a fight. —-* Okay, I sort of did. But it’s a sore subject.** I mean, I guess everyone knows about Alex Powell? Two years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about viral video boy band sensation Chaos 4 All. Two years ago, Alex Powell was famous.***Some people think I’m overreacting. But this. Means. War.


Review: I gave this book at one out of five. I did not like this book at all. I tried really hard to get through the whole thing but the characters just annoyed me and there was nothing exciting happening in the story the kept my interest. The main character Jules was so dramatic about everything in her life and it just escalated when the new guy in school Alex showed up. It’s your typical over achiever befriends the new guy and then something happens that is the end of her world. There was nothing unique about it. I usually like stories like this because it’s usually a nice break from the books that I normally read but this one was just not good.

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