Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Review: From what I remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
KYLIE: MEXICO WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.
MAX: It all started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics. Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded in Tijuana. With less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.
WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border -- but there's no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.
LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can't completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It's even clearer now. And I'm not giving him up without a fight.
I really enjoyed from what I remember and thought it was a really cute story.
The story starts in the middle of the action. Kylie wakes up hungover next to the best looking boy in school called Max in Mexico and wearing what appears to be a wedding ring. If it couldn't get any worse standing over her is Max's girlfriend Lily. All this on the morning of her graduation ceremony she she is supposed to giving the valedictorian speech!
The thing that really dragged me in and made me really enjoy this book was the characterisation. I normally struggle with books told from a variety of points of views but in this case it really worked. I really felt like I got to know each of the characters and loved them all individually.
For me this story was about relationships and seeing people for who they really are. I loved the relationship between Max and Kylie. Up until the events of the book they've barely talked despite being in the same school for years Kylie is the brightest girl in school and Max is the coolest boy in school. Despite appearing to be worlds apart once they are forced to talk they actually find they have more in common than they both realised. The other relationship I loved in this book was the one between Kylie and her best friend Will. I loved the way they looked out for each other and how they just took each other for the people they are. Quite honestly the of is the best friend I wanted in high school and never had.
The story unfolds brilliantly and had a feel of watching a movie whilst reading it. It's funny, heart warming and pacey throughout and keeps you wanting to read more. A real page turner which I will be recommending to other regularly.