Featured Review: The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga

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About This Book:

Fifteen-year old Cally accepted her fate as one of the guys, so when she meets Blake, a hot snowboarder who sees her for more than her aerials on the slopes, she falls fast and hard. But their romance can only last as long as vacation. Or so she thinks. A twist of fate—well, her Dad opening another brewery in a new town—lands her in Blake’s school, but the charismatic boy she fell for wants nothing to do with her, and worse, the Snow Bunnies, the popular clique, claim her as their newest recruit. Cally must learn to be true to herself—all while landing a spot on the ski team and figuring out who she is without her old friends. And when she finds out what Blake is hiding, she learns the rules on the slopes apply to more than just skiing.

 

*Review Contributed by Michelle Lynn, Staff Reviewer*

 

Sweet and Genuine

There aren't enough books like The Slope Rules out there in the world of romance. 

The story:
The teenage Cally experiences one of the biggest highs and also biggest lows of teenage life. The former is a trip with her father, but not just any trip. It's a ski trip and the ski obsessed Cally is itching to be on those slopes. What she doesn't see coming is the boy she meets while there. 
Fast forward to her father informing her that the worst is happening - she's being forced to move across the country and leave all her friends behind. This is made worse by the "popular" girls immediately latching onto her and an even bigger surprise waiting for her in her new town than she would have imagined. 

What I loved: Does everything count? Honestly, this is a story about sticking up for what you believe in and what in means to fall in love for the first time. High school is depicted perfectly - the cliques, the crushes, the expectations. Cally is an honest, genuine, fierce character. She doesn't let people just pull her along. She goes for what she wants and does it in such an endearing way. Cally is the kind of girl every parent hopes their child becomes friends with in high school. 
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Blake and the sweet personality he has. 

What I thought was just okay: Nope, can't think of a thing. It was great. 

Final Verdict: First love at it's finest. This is a can't miss for anyone who wants more sweet than spicy and needs their hearts thawed on cold winter nights. No one will regret spending time on this book.

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