Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Review: From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas

This book was excellent! It was a crazy, wild adventure that was fun to start. While it's not completely believable, one misguided, not-thought-out decision could lead to this crazy adventure. The characters are lovable, and you end up cheering for Kylie throughout, as well as understanding, if not liking, the rest of the characters as well. I'll let the summary speak for itself!

Warning: This book would be considered PG-13, for sure. There are references to drugs and alcohol use by underage students. It is definitely intended for a mature audience.

Kylie: MEXICO? What a nightmare! I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY! Wait! Is this a wedding band on my finger??

Max: It started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics, and it ended in Ensenada. It was hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded here, with less than twenty-four hours before graduation.

Will: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border. But there's no reason to rush back home right away -- this party is just getting started!

Lily: This CANNOT be happening. It's like some cruel joke. Or a bad dream. I close my eyes, and when I reopen them, they're still there. Max and Kylie Flores, freak of the century. In bed together. If Kylie thinks I'm giving him up without a fight, she's dead wrong.

Hilarious and poignant, FROM WHAT I REMEMBER blends high-octane adventure, romance and coming of age. No one is exactly who they seem here and by the end of their road trip together, they will all be changed in ways they never could have imagined.

FROM WHAT I REMEMBER was recently nominated for a YALSA Reader's Choice Award. Film rights bought by Paramount Pictures.

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