Apr 19, 2015

Love & Other Theories

Love & Other Theories 
by Alexis Bass

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub Date: December 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon

If you want more, you have to give less.

That’s the secret to dating in high school. By giving as little as they expect to get in return, seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her three best friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free. And it’s all thanks to a few simple rules: don’t commit, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart.

So when smoking-hot Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. At least that’s what Aubrey tells herself. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, his kindness, and his disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game and put her in danger of breaking the most important rule of all: Don’t fall in love

My Review: I liked this book. I liked the idea of the girls keeping their stuff together and not falling in love. Really not the typical high school thing, so it was fun reading something different. 

Each girl is strong and have their own views on the theories. Together they have fun, party, and live life before finishing high school and getting on with life. They are great friends and I loved getting to know them. I had times where I wasn't too thrilled with Shelby. She could be a little too flirty and mean. But otherwise I loved the rest of the girls. Aubrey was a joy to read. She is really smart and plans to attend a great college next year. 

What Aubrey didn't plan on was Nathan. At first she thought he was cute and then skipped school early one day. Well that one day sparked many more. Those two spent a lot of time together. They were getting really close to where Nathan was ready to ask her out. Normally they wouldn't dare. However, with they way Aubrey acts and feels, she might just break that rule. She really likes Nathan, but what would this mean if they were a couple? 

Thoughts race, rumors are going on and well Aubrey has an important decision to make.  This story was nice and refreshing. I loved it and was a much better read than I thought. If you want a book without drama taking over, then try this!

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