Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell

This book reminded me of the movie "John Tucker Must Die," which was an ok movie. I did, however, enjoy the book. It was funny and even though it had a predictable ending I enjoyed reading it just the same.

The overall story focuses on Emily Abbott and her move back to her childhood home in Boston (from Chicago). Emily has always been the "nice" girl. She always goes with the flow and does what everyone wants and expects her to do. Being nice has gotten her nowhere….unless dumped (on moving day no less) and with an absent father is considered a desirable situation.

At first Emily decides to try and pick up where she left off, reconnecting with her best friends (in Boston), Josie and Lucy. She soon discovers that they too have been dismissed by some guys themselves. A senior class time capsule project creates the perfect opportunity for Emily to connect with that not-so-nice girl in side and get some payback for her and her friends.

The project: a guide for future generations of guys - an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.

The test subject: Luke Preston - who broke up with Josie by email (did I mention he is sublimely hot and popular?)

Will Emily be able to go through with the plan or will Luke surprise her? I really liked all of the guy guide tips at the start of every chapter; they added an extra splash of humor into the book. Over all it was a cute book and a very quick read!

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