Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Girl V. Boy - Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideaout

Girl V. Boy By Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideaout
Date Released: July 8th 2008
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 288pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Borders

All’s not fair in love, war, and high school journalism
Sixteen-year-old Luisa Perez is not looking to win any awards for school spirit. In fact, she and her friends make it a point to avoid all activities considered “extra-curricular.” So when her English teacher volunteers her to be an anonymous columnist for the school paper, Luisa’s first impulse is to run. But, unlike her high-school dropout sister, Luisa does want to go to college—it may be her only ticket out of a life spent working at the cowboy-themed diner where she waitresses part time—and it would be nice to have something on her applications.

Her first assignment is to cover her high school's latest fundraiser, which pits the girls against the boys. Luisa will cover the events from the female POV, while another anonymous writer provides the male perspective—or, at least, that’s how it begins. The two columnists soon find themselves engaged in an epic battle of the sexes—a battle that Luisa is determined to win. Just who does this guy think he is, encouraging his peers to act like Neanderthals with their girlfriends? And why can’t Luisa shake the very sinking feeling that her new unidentified nemesis might also be her new boyfriend?

My Review:

Have you ever wondered under how many Book Stress you’re under? Yes, you read well, Book Stress. I’m sure we’ve all encountered books where our hearts race along with the characters and where you’re on edge wondering what will happen, where you cry and where you’re so frustrated you want to throw the book at your brother. I think we all feel what the characters in any book are feeling, at least I do. So when I read books like Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma I end up crushed, or like Sometimes it Happens by Lauren Barnhold, that even though it's chick-lit it still had the stress level. Of course this Book Stress is awesome to endure.... ^^

So I picked up Boy V. Girl and I’m laughing so hard! And having so much fun that I stop in the middle of the book and say ‘wow, it had been a while since I wasn’t stressed by a character’ The most predictable story you’ll ever find. I Loved It! With really embarrassing situations. I Loved it! Just to have a good time. I Loved It! A simple and light read. LOOOOOOOOVED it!

It’s awesome to be under Book Stress, but it’s also awesome to come out of it sometime. Light, funny and *siiiiigh* the boys! They were awesome!  LOL, in a good PG way x) You’ll be waiting for Luisa to see the right boy and anxious for everything that happens. Really small Book Stress lever here. It’s just super fun and super cute. Loved it :D!

“Thanks to Scoop, I've learned a lot about how the male mind works, and as a result I've been having nightmares for months.”

Tweet Review
Light, funny and *siiiiigh* the boys! They were awesome! The Book Was Awesome!