Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How To Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation by Simone Elkeles




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Guess who's jetting off to the Holy Land this summer! Yes, it's me - Amy Nelson-Barak. I've volunteered for ten days of military training in Israel with my friends. The Sababa brochure said it would be a "fun" summer experience.

Okay, so I didn't sign up to prove I'm not a princess... I did it to surprise my hot Israeli boyfriend stationed at the same base.

Too bad nobody told me:


1) It's hot in the Negev desert... like, so hot your makeup melts off and you get under-boob sweat spots.

2) You can't sleep in until 11 a.m.

3) You shouldn't kill bees with your flat iron - don't ask.

4) Peeing in a hole isn't easy (when you're a girl) - double don't ask.




Again, this is the summary from the back of the book, but I liked it too much to write my own. :) So, I loved this book :) The characters were so real, I wanted Avi as my boyfriend! Anyways, usually I like a writer's dialogue the most, but I really liked the plot and characters in this book. The plot had lots of funny, sad, and happy twists and turns, and it kept you in suspense but not so much that you felt like the characters wouldn't overcome their problems. Also, this book is the third in a series, but it didn't feel like it. When Amy has little flashbacks, it doesn't feel like boring backstory, which is what I loved about this story. I also loved the characters. You have Avi, the hunky and chiseled soldier boyfriend who has a sensitive side that makes you melt. And then, you have Nathan who is a pervy yet funny best guy friend. Then there are Jess and Miranda, the two best friends. Tori, the resident witch with a b. And finally, Amy. She is an American princess with Jewish roots who has come to see her boyfriend, but sees something WAY different. All the characters were loveable and hatable, Elkeles makes her characters seem so real! In short, I adored this book. Hopefully, I'll pick up the first two tomorrow!

Love always,
Amanda

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