Monday, 13 January 2014

The Promise of Amazing

Title: The Promise of Amazing
Author: Robin Constantine

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. 

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

I'm still not sure of this book.

While reading this book you get to switch between the two main characters point of view. So for a little bit you'll be Wren then you'll be Greyson. I liked this because you get to get into the heads of both of the people involved throughout the story, what they're really thinking the whole time, not just what they're willing to tell the other person/people.

My initial thought of Greyson was "you're a bit of an arse". But he starts to grow on you and you can't help but like him just a little bit. And only a little bit for me, because then I remember he's an arse, and i just can't let that go too quickly.

Wren on the other hand is just boring, she hangs with her friends and goes to work or school, apart from saving Greyson's life she doesn't have much going for her. She's told she's "quiet", which she doesn't like. but she doesn't try to change that perception for quite a while.

The quiet ones are the ones you have to watch out for.


This story ended a bit too quickly, like oh dear I better finish this one right now kind of thing, or maybe it was just the ending that i didn't like. Where everything is just magically better, water under the bridge.

So overall, not the best read (but not the worst either) as you can see by the 3 

3 out of 5

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