Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Drive Me Crazy by Erin Downing

Kate, Sierra and Alexis are best friends, and always hangout with each other during the summer after Alexis convinced everyone's family to summer in Wisconsin at the lake.

And Kate is extremely excited for this summer because she almost, finally has her first boyfriend, Lucas, who also goes to the lake during the summer.

Last summer they had their first kiss on the last night of their stay. Now, Kate can't wait to get back there to see what will happen between her and Lucas since they have the whole summer together.

Also, Kate and her two friends get to road trip to WI for the first time, giving them a great experience and will have loads of memories to relive when they get older. It's a girls trip!

Except that Adam, Alexis's cousin, is now coming with so he can get an interview in Michigan... And the bad part is that Kate and Adam can't stand each other!

So now all 4 of them are stuck in a car, where none of them are happy for different reasons. And the longer they are stuck in the car, the more Kate and Adam get on each other's nerves.

But after awhile, Kate decides that she's going to try to enjoy the time with her friends before she hooks up with Lucas after all of this time.

When they get to WI, Kate is excited to see Lucas and they automatically act like they have been dating. The problem is, Lucas has been going waterskiing everyday - and Kate hates being on the boat and will never waterski after her last experience.

Being with Lucas is not all what she thought it would be, being a romantic at heart that she is. And she seems to be thinking about another boy while hanging out with Lucas...which is not what she expected at all!

Will Kate get her romantic relationship, or will Lucas be obsessed about sports and image rather than being with Kate? Read Drive Me Crazy by Erin Downing to find out!

My Thoughts/Reflections
This was a cute, short, fast read. It is definitely all about romance and first loves, with a little adventure of road tripping and unexpected twists and turns (though not really unexpected for the reader who can see the signs).

It was a cute novel, not something that I absolutely loved. In fact, Kate kind of annoyed me for the majority of the novel, but I did love her banter with Adam. It just felt strung out and she was too concerned about the past than to look at her present and future.

I also loved her two best freinds Sierra and Alexis. Alexis was a tough cookie and took prisoners when she had to and I would have loved to read about Sierra's story living with her split parents who were trying to work things out.

Overall, it was an alright novel. I would recommend it for anyone who wants a light read about first loves and summer romance. It took me just a few hours to start and finish it - only about 200 pages long. It's definitely for teens as they are all 16 and worry about things like what to wear to go to a bonfire and such.

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