“he didn’t hurt you , did he? His voice was surprisingly angry.
“no well , he just hurt my heart”
This was my first book by KASIE WEST and I am definitely star struck with her writing. A short synopsis – GIA has to make her friends meet her boyfriend at her prom who dumps her last minute at the parking lot, panicked she sees another guy there whom she requests to be the “fill-in-Bradley” (Bradley being the name of the guy who just dumped her).Creating a facetious(sham). Then as you can all guess (it’s very obvious), the story is about how Gia and “fill-in-Bradley” fall in love.
It’s just not a love story but more than that. Its about how an equivocate(a lie) can sometimes be the best thing which can happen to people. About finding our own selves, whether our friends describe who we are, or is our generation obsessed with likes and retweets. It taught me that vanilla is the most loved ice-cream flavor in the world. That whenever people say “I’m fine” they are definitely going through something which is tearing their heart apart.
It’s a story dwelling on friendship (where Gia makes a new friend: someone she didn’t consider her type), love (the stranger guy would turn change every girls boyfriend goals), understanding between siblings, and lastly relationship with parents. It touches many topics beautifully making you fall in love with the book and its perfectly imperfect characters. It’s one of those books where one read can’t be satisfying enough to fill the space it has created in your heart. That fatalism is indeed true.
My reaction when I finished was “I never expected it to have depth and be light-hearted at the same time”.
♥definitely 5 stars.