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By Amy Spalding
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Curriculum Subject: Teen Life: Relationships/Sexuality, Teen Life: School, Personal Development: Character Development
Grades: 7 & up
What’s the only thing that could derail overachiever Jules’s perfect senior year? Alex Powell–former member of boy-band sensation Chaos 4 All and newest transfer to Eagle Vista Academy.
Alex seems cool enough when he starts spending time with Jules. In fact, he turns out to be quite the romantic (not to mention a killer kisser). And after getting over the initial shock that someone like Alex might actually like like her, Jules accepts that having a boyfriend could be a nice addition to her packed schedule. That is, until Alex commits the ultimate betrayal, which threatens to ruin her high school career, and possibly her entire future.
“The sparks that fly between Jules and Alex, the ex-boy band star and newest addition to the senior class, are hot enough to make them a couple worth rooting for.” —Kirkus Review
“Spalding excels at creating flawed characters whose own issues and mistakes propel the plot forward…this book will appeal to those who want a gentle high school drama with a touch of romance.” —School Library Journal
“The internal conflict between her drive to succeed and her attraction to Alex make Jules the most dynamic character…Jules’s first-person narration pulls the reader into her thoughts and feelings, and her dialogue creates a sense of immediacy.” —VOYA