english review only (not spoilerfree)
Summary: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.
In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…
But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.
My review: I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!!
I mean, I started this book back in august and just finished it last night but it's not the books fault, it's all about me having the attention span of a two year old for the last few months.
This book is amazing. I loved the whole story and I loved how it was written.
The characters are amazing and I love all the different relationships we got.
I love Cameron as a main character. She is amazing and she doesn't realize it. She only thinks the worst about herself and I loved her realization throughout the book, when she's around the right people, when she doesn't have to pretend for anyone, when she lets go of her anger, SHE IS ALL KINDS OF AMAZING.
I loved all the side characters. I loved Paige, Brendan, Andrew. I LOVE THEM ALL.
Also the relationships.
The friendships, Cameron's friendship with Paige and her group of friends. I loved the friendship between Cameron and Andrew. I loved that these two didn't end up together, I mean that was pretty clear from the start. I just think they are way better friends than a couple. And Cameron and Brendan. I LOVED THEM SO DAMN MUCH. I loved that we got a great friendship between them first before things went any further. I LOVED THIS.
And then the family dynamics.
I love Paige and Brendan. ALL THE SIBLING FEELS ABOUT THESE TWO.
Cameron and her messed up family, I hate her father with a burning passion and I' so happy that at the end of it all, she finally let go of trying to please and impress him. She didn't deserve the shit she got from him. And her mom, gosh, I really didn't like her through most of the book but then towards the end, when she finally let Cameron in and started to actually stand up for herself, I TRULY LOVED HER. I really enjoyed their journey throught the story.
I also TRULY enjoyed getting to see Megan and Owen at the end of the book. MY BABIES!!!!