Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the Perfect Chemistry series and loved it. Wild Cards will appeal to guys and girls, those who love romance and even the reluctant readers. Derek and Ashtyn, the main characters are believable teens; they have personal "stuff" that has dogged them. Derek lost his mom to cancer and will not play football as a result of being at practice (and not with her) the day she died. Ashtyn's mom and sister left; her dad is gruff and never there for her and hates that she plays football. The way Simone Elkeles alternates the chapters (love it) with Derek and Ashtyn's voices will draw in teens and keep them turning the pages because the day they meet they definitely have an attraction (they chose to ignore it), even though they drive each other crazy. The ending is great due to Derek and Ashtyn finally caring enough about each other to express and talk about it. But even more, Elkeles has family become involved in a very good way to help those who need it. I am not going to give anything more away; just read it! A great romance and realistic fiction book!

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