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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: The new guy by Amy Spalding

The new guy by Amy Spalding
Release date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Poppy
My rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon

A ridiculously cute, formerly-famous new guy dropping into your life? It's practically every girl's dream. 

But not Jules McCallister-Morgan's. 

I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn't get to be the editor of my school's long-revered newspaper by just showing up*. I have one main goal for my senior year-early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college-and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to "live a little," or boys. 

At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell**.

And before Alex Powell betrayed me***.

I know what you're thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don't understand. This stuff matters. This is my life. And I'm not going down without a fight. 


* Okay, I sort of did. But it's a sore subject.

** I mean, I guess everyone knows about Alex Powell? Two years ago, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing about viral video boy band sensation Chaos 4 All. Two years ago, Alex Powell was famous.

***Some people think I'm overreacting. But this. Means. War.

Filled with romance, rivalry, and passive-aggressive dog walking, Amy Spalding delivers a hilariously relatable high school story that's sure to have you falling for The New Guy

My Thoughts:
I love a good high school romance book. Even though I may be a bit too old for them (but are you really ever too old for HS drama?). 

Jules was not looking for a boyfriend. She had a plan and she wasn't deviating from her precise-thought out plan. Until the new guy in school takes a liking to her. Alex is a former boy band member. Jules and Alex have such a sweet chemistry, he helps her lighten-up and she makes him think. Since it's Jules senior year, she just knows she's going to get named editor of her school news paper, but when her arch-nemesis is know where to be found, she just knows something is up. After being named editor, Jules just knows it's going to be a good year. Until she finds out that her enemy has started a television news program and its threatening to due away with the school paper,