Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Read in: 2 days
Once again, Jennifer Echols has succeeded in writing another charming novel for all of her YA readers. "Love Story" was an amazing read. We literally couldn't put the book down. As a reader, we felt for the main character, but were also highly frustrated with the lack of communication between the main character and her "antagonist/lover."
Erin is a rich farm girl who is recently stripped of her trust and inheritance, by a guy she secretly lusted after. Echols does an amazing job of portraying Erin's (the main character) feelings of betrayal, lust, jealousy, and spite. Erin goes on to pursue a career in creative writing, and is determined to do so despite her living conditions, school stress, and her job at the coffee shop. Everything changes when a certain farm boy joins her creative writing class.
Hunter, the farm boy, is primarily portrayed as deceitful and manipulative. Although, it took some warming up, his personality gradually shifted to a sly, caring, and charming guy. Each time Erin and Hunter are alone, you can practically feel the sparks flying.
Erin's grandmother, the reason for Erin's stubbornness and hostility, never once sits down for a talk with Erin. Thus, the frustrating lack of communication. Overall, Echols was able to provide a tense, but humorous environment for the reader to enjoy.
This is the third book we've read by Jennifer Echols, and we haven't regretted picking up any of them yet. Each character she creates is vividly drawn, a reason why so many YA readers love her. We would definitely recommend "Love Story" to any YA romance reader.