Tuesday, October 07, 2008

How to Hook a Hottie

Kate has a plan. She wants to be a millionaire, and has made a deal with her parents-- if she can earn $5,000 by the time she graduates from high school, they will give her her college fund to use as start-up capital. She won't have to go to college and can start a business which will make her rich. She has a steady job ferrying a younger girl to ice skating practice but is still $1,000 short.

Enter Brandon, Kate's lab partner and the hottest boy in the school. He has a crush on Kate, which she does not understand, and which she finds somewhat annoying. Still, when Brandon asks her out, the other girls in school assume that Kate has a secret plan that can also help them get the boy of their dreams. Since there's money involved, Kate is all for this plan, and evolves a six-point "hottie hooking hexagon".

Once again, Tina Ferraro (author of Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress) has created a character who is more than a shallow girl interested only in romance. Sometimes sassy, sometimes clueless, Kate eventually figures out what is most important in life. This is a fun read. A definite buy. I'm a little leery of Ferraro's next book, The ABC's of Kissing Boys (coming out in January of 2009), if only because the cover is not the same great style as the first two. I will definitely read it, however!

1 comment:

  1. I am delighted you enjoyed my second book, as well! And may I tell you that nothing about my writing style has changed in the third book...it's another light, sweet read (with a bit of a moral tucked in). But my publisher wanted to try a different look to perhaps broaden my reader base. That's all! Hope you'll give it a look-see in January!