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Published by Entangled on September 14th 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
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Source: Entangled Publishing, NetGalley
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.
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Book Review: 3 stars
About the book:
This book is about a girl Sloane that moves to Austin, Texas from her home in New York with her mother after a curtain incident accrued that she was responsible for. So her parents thought she could use a break and the distance from her friends and the environment that she was in to get her back on track. Sloane hated this decision and couldn’t be more unhappy with the outcome but she was determined to be at her best behavior and earn her way home to New York and the life as she knew it.
All is well until Tru who is their new neighbor and son to her mother’s friend comes into her life. At first she is not interested in making any friends or relationships what so ever here, she just wants to do her time and get it over with.
But heart and mind doesn’t always want the same thing, and slowly but surely her friendship with Tru is inevitable and goes even further than that. Feelings are at stakes now. Does she still wants to return to New York as badly as before? Or has it become a treat to be in Texas now? Near Tru and what might develop between them?
The storyline here is a pure teenage story. Parents issue, high school drama, backstabbing “friends” and of course there is some love to spice it all up. It was an OK reading and in some parts my heart broke a bit due to what some children have to deal with behind closed doors, while the outside worlds thinks of their family as perfect when it’s all but that.
The main characters Sloane and Tru were the ones who made this book good for me. I really liked to read about them and to get into their hands and emotions. How their relationship grew and how they handled and protected each other in different situations. Anything other around them wasn’t all that good on the other hand.