Friday, February 6, 2015
One of the Guys
Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.
Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service.
But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.
This was an interesting book. After reading the synopsis, I thought I would love it. It sounds like my type of book. While there were parts of the book that I really enjoyed, there were other parts that I didn't.
I like that this book puts such a large emphasis on friendship. It was cool to see each character's relationships and how they intertwined. However, a lot of this felt very repetitive. Toni spend most of the book trying to figure out how to stay friends with the guys. I got tired of it after a while.
I like the Rent-A-Gent idea. I think it is creative, and a fun idea for a book. That part of the book was very interesting and enjoyable. I also liked the real romance aspects of this book. Although, I felt like it took too long for it to be developed. It seemed to drag on and on.
Overall, I was not a huge fan of this book. However, it is a fun read for younger teens. I would recommend it to anyone who likes stories about friendship.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.