The Boy Recession
Copyright 2012, Little Brown
Thanks to Little, Brown for the ARC!
I'm not to proud too admit that I begged for this book. Several times. To several different people. The cover alone screamed to me and then with a title like that? Yeah, I knew how it was going to go and I knew I'd love it. And I did.
At Jules High there are the guys, the Spandexers and then the rest of the population. The spandexers hang all over the guys and cheer them on at their football games and what not. Typical high school, right? Kelly's junior year, something changes. All of the guys barring only a few, have left Jules High. The ratio of guys to girls has always been off, but now?! It's down right out disastrous.
With the spandexers starting to point their attention at what's left of the guys at school, desperation sets in and now even the guys no one knew existed are hot commodities. And don't think they don't know it. Eugene is starting businesses, running with the queen bee of the school and teaching guys how to attract the girls they thought they'd only dream of being near.
But it's a little different between Kelly and Hunter. Sure, they know it's going on, but they've never really worried too much about the whole scene. They have been in band together for years, casual acquantainces and what not. And it's not the recession that gets Kelly thinking about the pretty eyes that peek out from Hunter's long hair or the way his fingers so elegantly play instruments. But it might have something to do with the lingering looks, the one on one time they're spending alone in the band room, helping kids learn the joys of performance.
Diva, a spandexer, has her sights set on Hunter too, though. And with her no-nonsense go - get him attitude, paired with her friend dating his friend - she's sinking her claws in fast. Will Kelly be forgotten? Or will they fight their way through sickness and health to make music in each others lives?
All of the begging was so worth it. This book was fast and adorable. It kept me turning the pages late into the night and thinking about it after I'd put it down. A perfect read for any season, throw it in your beach bag this summer and then curl up with it again when the wind starts blowing as hard as it does up in Wisconsin!
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