HOW (NOT) TO FIND A BOYFRIEND
by Allyson Valentine Schier
June 13th 2013
~ Philomel ~
Add to GoodreadsA funny and smart romantic comedy about getting the guy. . . and finding yourself.
Sophomore Nora Fulbright is the most talented and popular new cheerleader on the Riverbend High cheer squad. Never mind that she used to be queen of the nerds—a chess prodigy who answered every question first, aced every test and repelled friends at every turn—because this year, Nora is determined to fully transition from social pupa to full blown butterfly, even if it means dumbing down her entire schedule. But when funny, sweet and very cute Adam moves to town and steals Nora’s heart with his untra-smarts and illegally cute dimple, Nora has a problem. How can she prove to him that she’s not a complete airhead? Nora devises a seemingly simple plan to barter her way into Adam’s classes that involves her classmates, friends—and her older brother Phil’s award-winning AP history paper. But soon, Nora can barely keep track of her trades, and struggles to stay in control of her image.
In the end, the only thing that can save Nora is a chess tournament—that she has to compete in wearing her cheerleading uniform. Can she prove to everyone that she can be both a butterfly and a nerd?
Allyson Valentine has created a story so full of enamoring characters, pitch-perfect humor, and delightfully frustrating romance that it will leave you cheering. Great for fans of Stephanie Perkins's Anna and the French Kiss, Susanne Colosanti and Sarah Dessen.
First, how adorable is that cover?? Then you read the summary and you're like 'OMFG I want this baby now please!!' That's exactly how I was. I love that this book is about a cheerleader. Who's not a total airhead, because seriously: we're always stereotyping cheerleaders negatively and though I've never actually met or seen (hey, I live in England) a cheerleader myself, I'm pretty sure they're not all dumb stupid airheads. And did you read the last bit? 'Great for fans of Stephanie Perkin's Anna and the French Kiss..' YES. Did I tell you how much I love thta book and that it was my best 2010 read book?? If this book is anything like that, I'd be a very happy happy girl. :D
Why do I have a feeling 2013 will be the best book year yet? There's like thousands that's coming out that I'm really looking forward to!
It's so cute, sweet and light! I love that there's a chess, and that they used the 'boy' as one of those thingies (I have no clue about chess, guys!). It's not the most beautiful cover ever, but it's definitely something that would catch my eye if I'm at a bookstore.