I received a digital copy of this book for free. Thanks to author Nicole Schubert.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The second Francie met Chet, her poetic memory danced.
Meet Francie Mills. She’s 16. Lives in the boring burbs of L.A. Is super determined and hopeful. And wants one thing: to be an amazing tennis player. Because if something exponentially, brilliantly wonderful like that happened, like winning the U.S. Open or even getting to nationals, everything would be okay. Her life. Her family. Her. She would matter. Be part of something important. And wouldn’t have to feel so unbearably sad and alone every time her dad gets drunk, again.
But the likelihood of amazingness starts to seem impossible when Francie injures her knee…that is, until she meets Chet Jones, lead singer of the band Blues Harp Jones, in Austin, on location for her dad’s movie job. Francie instantly falls for Chet, in his weird blazer and “God Save the Queen” t-shirt, sexy, genuine, funny. And she’s sure something wonderful is finally happening, especially when Chet miraculously falls for her too. But the closer Francie gets to Chet back in L.A. and the more her dad’s drinking tears her apart, the more she realizes the best kind of something wonderful isn’t at all what she expected…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who liked a boy in a band.
Francie was an okay character, although I felt like she crushed so hard on Chet that she couldn't see anything else. For me she went a little over the top, and spilled all her feelings to a guy who she barely knew.
The storyline in this was about Francie meeting a boy called Chet who was in a band, and him giving her his email address to contact him again. We got some emails exchanged, and Francie seemed to have a mega crush on him, which was a little too much for me.
We also got storylines about Francie's dad being an alcoholic, and about Francie having hurt her knee and not really being fit enough to play tennis which was what she really wanted to do, but mainly the book was about Francie's crush on Chet, who personally I didn't really like.
The ending to this was okay, and I was pleased that Francie had found some real friends for support.
6 out of 10