Title: Jesse’s Girl
Author: Lindy Zart
Publisher: WaWa Productions
Publication: February 26th 2016
Synopsis: The road trip from Minnesota to Pennsylvania and back is meant to be the final adventure before four friends go their separate ways in the fall.
Except nothing goes as intended, beginning with the unexpected addition of Catherine Tate, Jessie Keller’s new girlfriend. Sam Kent denies his attraction to her while simultaneously deflecting unusual interest from his pal Hannah Lopez. Dickie Dean is the socially inept book lover who surprises them all.
Amidst a malfunctioning vehicle, being caught in the middle of a robbery, beer drinking, mosquito attacks, and other teenage drama, the five experience courage, broken hearts, fear, and laughter. Most importantly, they make memories.
This is it. This is one of those books I wasn’t too sure of when I first started but Lindy Zart did an amazing job to turn me around and make me love it.
It starts off with Sam being interested in his friend Jessie’s girl named Catherine. She’s cool, pretty, and this natural goddess that captures everyone’s attention. However, we get to know more about Hannah–Sam’s best friend since childhood. We start to see Hannah struggling to cope with how all the boys are falling for Catherine’s charm but most importantly, how Sam is falling for her.
I was really annoyed because clearly, Catherine isn’t that great compared to the connection Sam and Hannah shared but what do you know…don’t judge a book by its name because things are kind of twisted.
“I don’t know how or when it happened, but it was like, on day, out of nowhere, I noticed how green your eyes really are. They shine, and they’re warm, like your heart. When you wink at me, my stomach spins,” She whispers. “And your smile makes me want to smile. And the thought of leaving you hurts–not leaving my family or friends, not leaving the town, but you.”
CAN I JUST DIE. THIS IS THE SWEETEST EVER!
Highly recommend this light read on a summer day. Oh and Lindy Zart?
She’s the coolest. Here’s the message at the very end of the book.
“If you enjoyed this book, please consider leaving a review on the site from where you bought it from. If you did not enjoy this book, please consider leaving a review on the site from where you bought it from. Keep it classy–all hateful posts will be framed and hung on a wall in my home for my kids to read. Please don’t traumatize my kids.” -Lindy.