a Review: The Promise of Amazing (164)

Book:  The Promise of Amazing, Balzer + Bray, December 2013

Written By: Robin Constantine


Book Info:

Hard Cover, No. of Pages:371


About Book: Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

 Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. 

 One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

My Thoughts:

This book was just OMG… I …. it was alright. It was a to teenagery ( I know that’s not a word). It just was not very realistic. I mean they slept together way to fast. I mean I know it’s not so common to have teenagers be virgins but still there is such a thing as waiting and it just felt so rushed. There was no real substance to the story it just was lacking way to much. I hoped for more from a YA novel it is rare that I end up bored and debating not finishing a book. The thing that bugged me the most was the slang. I mean I have teenage cousins who are the age of the characters in this book and they don’t use halfnot even a quarter of the slang that was used in this novel. IT took away from the story. This books title promised me amazing I was left with out amazing. It just didn’t do it for me. I know you guys are used to hearing positive reviews from me but there is not anything nice I could say about this book.




It needs more depth its a book the promises more than it gives.


happy reading



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