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Young Adult Indie
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
N/A

A Fun, Entertaining Read

'My Senior Year of Awesome' by Jennifer DiGiovanni is a fun, entertaining story about main character Sadie and the issues she faces - or feels she faces - when she's voted most likely to marry Andy Kosolowski. Not the coolest guy in school, everyone thought Andy was destined to win Most Likely to Succeed, raising Sadie's suspicions that he had something to do with rigging the vote to get her attention.

Sadie would much rather have the attention of Dominic, a good-looking - but not quite as smart - guy who starts paying her some attention when they are paired together as lab partners. Along with her best friend, Jana, Sadie makes a list of some of the items they want to check off of what can only be called their high school "bucket list," and they proceed to work through them one by one. High school didn't seem so exciting until they find themselves embroiled in issues beyond what they could have expected. From taking on roles in the school play to trying to snag two guys to kiss in one night, Sadie and Jana explore high school in a way they never have, and not always with the best results. When Andy finds out about their list of things to do and sees how he fits into it all, Sadie finds she has some explaining to do. She never thought she'd have to explain herself to him, especially since she never even found him attractive, but when circumstances change, life - and the decisions she has started to make regarding hers - starts getting in her way.

DiGiovanni has captured a slice of high school life that is all too true. Circumstances can change at a moment's notice, crushes can come out of nowhere, parents can sometimes seem more childlike than their own kids, and life can throw you for a loop, but high school is high school, and Sadie and Jana, in trying to make the most of it, come upon some much needed perspective about their own lives and how to handle them going forward.

Fans of contemporary romance will really enjoy 'My Senior Year of Awesome' by Jennifer DiGiovanni. She keeps the pages turning with a creative and sweet storyline that reflects so much of what high school can be about when you're stuck in the middle of it.

Good Points
DiGiovanni keeps the pages turning in this sweet and enjoyable contemporary romance.
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