Pages: 272 Pages
Release Date: May 10th, 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Grade: 3 Stars
Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame.
On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?
This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.
Not much happened in this book. Actually, a lot happened, but all of it was either accepted or solved quickly (like within 15 pages of the story). I can’t say I loved this book.
The character also felt a little dull to me. In the synopsis, it tells me that Sarah is perfect except for her nose. If she’s so perfect, how come all through the story she’s calling herself ugly? Her best friend seemed a bit off to me too. Kristen (the best friend) sounded like a total dumb blonde all through the book and although it was funny at times it was not at all realistic.
There were good things about this book too. I liked how the author made Sarah and Rock’s connection feel real. Rock was perfect for Sarah and all through this novel; I was rooting for their relationship to take its turn. I also really loved the cover. Since it’s the modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, it doesn’t show her nose.
This book was more of a “cute” read than an “OMG” read. I recommend this to people who love modern retellings, hot guys who are too good to be true, and big noses. 3 Stars!