I really enjoyed the humor and down to earth point of view in this book. Destiny is so well written she seems to jump off the page and make me believe she is a real girl. In one of my favorite passages she is fumbling through a watershed conversation with her main crush Nicholas:
"I - "
"Look - "
"I thought - "
"We're friends, right Destiny?" he asks.
OMG! Did he just "friend" me?
I want to ask him if he gives all of his "friends" intense massages and long funny looks, but I don't.
"Yeah," I say as reality slams down on me. "Of course. Of course we're friends. I mean, we've only really seen each other about three times. I mean, that's hardly a friendship... I mean... it's a start but... of course we're friends."
"I've been thinking about the whole quince thing." says Nicolas.
I hold my breath.
Maybe he's not friending me?
Then he adds, "If you still want me to go to your quince, that's cool. It's good to have your friends around for stuff like that."
My breath whooshes out, like a balloon that's deflated. "Sure, that would be great."
I almost add "dude" at the end. Erin would be proud. But I feel like I'm going to faint right there on the stairs.
Love this book! I started skimming it again to find the spots I wanted to mention in this review and I totally got sucked into it so I have to read it all over again before I pass it on to the eighth grade English teacher at my school. Get your hands on a copy!
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