Genre: Realistic Fiction
Colie expects the worst when she’s sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast — first for being fat and then for being “easy” — Colie has no friends at home and doesn’t expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.
At first, the book was really slow, and I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, despite the fact that it was written by Sarah Dessen. The book eventually picked up its pace, and I flew right through it.
This book is a nice summer breeze. It's very light, and about friendship. It's sweet and it teaches us to be proud of ourselves and to be who we are.
I really loved Morgan and Isabel's friendship. The special kind of friendship when you can have a bad day and be unlike yourself but you know that your friend will still be there the next day. I thought that Morgan was annoying with her antics at times but that's probably just because I'm impatient. I loved Isabel but if I knew her in real life, she'd probably hurt my feelings a lot. Haha.
I really didn't like this book at first. I found the protagonist to be very plain and annoying. The book at first seemed to be pages and pages of nothing--the story went nowhere. Eventually (in my eyes) the book redeemed itself and I enjoyed it.
This was a nice easy read, and really sweet, but nothing too special. I was a bit disappointed since it was extremely predictable.
Likes: Everyone in Colby.
Dislikes: The rude girl and women.