The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions)
Author: Amy Spalding
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 5th 2016
Review Source: Poppy
A ridiculously cute, formerly-famous new guy dropping into your life? It's practically every girl's dream.
But not Jules McCallister-Morgan's.
I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn't get to be the editor of my school's long-revered newspaper by just showing up*. I have one main goal for my senior year-early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college-and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to "live a little," or boys.
At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell**.
And before Alex Powell betrayed me***.
I know what you're thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don't understand. This stuff matters. This is my life. And I'm not going down without a fight.
The New Guy is short and sweet. A story of two individuals in high school falling in love even in a sea of conflicts.
There were times this story felt so real, others not so much. I guess Jules was a little of a pusher over with no reasoning? She had her moments... In addition, this story has more dialogues then action-y scenes. I do have to admit, I laughed here and there with Jules' inner dialogue. One thing I did not like about this story is the pace. It was a bit too slow for my taste. I think it was all that dialogue?
Overall, the story was short, sweet and overall cute. Anyone looking for a rom-con read, then they should read this.