This novel was a great story about how sometimes life doesn't have to be so controlled and planned out. Sometimes, the best things in life happen when we choose not to plan, or when things don't go our way. That is definitely what happens to Vanessa and though she struggles and freaks out about all the changes.. which is completely understandable. I don't think I could ever grasp the concept of a half brother but then again, I don't have such artistic parents or that kind of lifestyle to begin with. But still... it's a fun story about life of a senior in high school. And for those who still remember those days, or living it now... well we know how stressful they can be without so many other unexpected changes thrown our way. O'Connell proves to be a great writer who knows how to get at the things that teenagers worry about and reassures us throughout it.
Vanessa has it all figured; she's living the life after all. All she has to do is get through senior year (easy peasy), graduate, and then she gets to travel Europe and then join her boyfriend in a prestigious college (he's one year older).
However, all is not well when a phone call interrupts her life. Suddenly, Vanessa has a half brother who flips her life upside down. He's spending senior year in her school but that's not even the worst of it. Turns out, she knew her half brother all along. Well, sorta knew him . . . because he is the one and only Reed Vaughn, famous "Hollywood bad boy."
It's time to crack out Plan B.
Charming and delightful, this novel caught my attention and held it steadily. Vanessa comes across as a down to earth gal with teenage problems, just like the rest of us. This book is sure to knock your socks off ^_^.
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