Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Today, I finished reading a very theme-appropriate book: Crash by Lisa McMann, author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer's Cross, Dead to You and middle school series The Unwanteds.
Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.
What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.
The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.
Romeo and Juliet romance + paranormal + really smokin' hot guy = Love. Jules definitely has a lot going on in her life between admiring her crush, Sawyer, from afar, to having horrible visions and pleasing her family by hating Sawyer and his family. I have to give Jules brownie points for the courage she has to save someone she loves who doesn't love her back. Especially if she feels like a loser in the process. But hey, I'm sure everyone has felt that way. I know I have. Valentine's Day advice: If your crush doesn't like you back or you don't have a valentine, it's not the end of the world. It may seem like it is but it's not. Have faith that the Universe has other plans for you.
For any of you, who needs more Valentine's Day themed books, I suggest Beautiful Creatures by TBF author Margaret Stohl (the Beautiful Creatures movie is now in theaters!) and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by TBF author Jennifer E. Smith.
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Have a relaxing and fun February vacation!