Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our Teens Review Books: Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne

Today we’ve got our second teen review! This one is by Amanda, and she’s reviewing Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne.

Title: Trouble from the Start

Author: Rachel Hawthorne

Publication date: April 28, 2015

400 pages, paperback

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads!

Trouble from the Start is about a girl named Avery whose dad is a cop. Avery is about to graduate from school, and she is desperate to get her first kiss and first boyfriend, but she never talks to a guy for long. She finds out she has to live with Fletcher, a bad boy with a reputation for getting into trouble. Now Fletcher has to do chores and get a job. He thinks he’s tough and Avery has to deal with him for the summer before she leaves for college. But throughout the course of the summer, she’ll find out there’s more to Fletcher than what meets the eye.

This is a great book. I really enjoyed it. I liked how the author used dual point of views because it allows each of the characters to tell their own side of the story. My favorite character is Avery because she tries to be independent, and she’s really smart. She even helps tutor kids in school.

However, I didn’t like all the bad words and drinking in the book. On the other hand, Fletcher drinks root beer instead of beer, and that’s definitely my favorite part.

I would recommend this book to girls who are in the same stage of life as Avery: first boyfriends, first kisses, or anyone who likes a good romance.

-        -- Amanda

Want to check out Trouble from the Start? Find it here on the CMRLS catalog and place a hold on it!