Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How (Not) To Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts


Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher & ARC: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 9871622665204

About the Author:
(From her website)Like many story spinners, I started writing at a very young age. I’ll always be grateful to my second-grade teacher, Ms. Kathy Scott, who kept a shoebox of writing ideas on a bookshelf in her classroom. Eventually I graduated from her idea shoebox to my own ideas, though my second-grade novella about a family of coffee cups living under the sea raises serious doubts about my plotting skills.
I still haven’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off my eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year – just one of a million memories that inspires me to write and read YA books. Check out her website here.

Review:
There's always that girl that seems to have it all--beauty and money--and that girl is seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington. She goes to the best school, has the best clothes, and entertains the coolest friends. But not everyone can stay perfect forever. Once Darcy's car is repossessed and her father leaves, Darcy's life is turned upside down.
Darcy finds refuge from her embarrassment and confusion of her father's sudden abandonment with her uncle Charlie who owns a thrift shop (I suddenly think of Macklemore right here and stop to sing). Not only does Darcy get a chance to breathe and escape from the real world, but she meets Lucas, one of the most genuine, and hottest, guys she's ever known. Darcy soon realizes that a normal life is just as good as what she had before and love is what is going to make her happy. Connecting with her mother and forming bonds with her uncle and Lucas, Darcy is growing into her own identity, one that doesn't depend on how much money she has.

Roberts delivers a slam-dunk, coming-of-age story that shows young girls the true meaning of happiness.