Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Review: 7 Clues to Winning You
By: Kristin Walker
Release Date: April 26, 2012
When a humiliating picture of Blythe goes viral, she's instantly the target of ridicule at her new school. To salvage her reputation, Blythe teams up with Luke to win the Senior Scramble scavenger hunt. But Luke is an unlikely ally and potentially can't be trusted.
Perhaps it's his Shakespearean witticisms that reel Blythe in despite her better judgment . . . or maybe she just craves the thrill of the game. But as the hunt progresses, their relationship heats up. Soon their madcap mischief spirals out of control. Blythe is faced with arrest and expulsion, among other catastrophes - until Luke shows her what the Scramble (and love) is really about.
Sometimes teenagers always seem to think that their world always revolves around them until they realize that sometimes things are about other people and other things, that is just one of the major lessons learned by Blythe in this adorable and wonderfully written book by Kristin Walker. This book had me hooked right away with situations that are so funny that you couldn't help but wonder what would come up next.
Blythe is on the verge of moving to a new school that her father is the principal of, this is so that he can possibly become the superintendent one day. He very much feels the need to be able to support his family and not have to deal with his in-laws who do have money. Blythe of course thinks this is very selfish of him, when in reality she's being selfish herself. Well she starts a new school where she already seems to have a reputation for something that happened the previous year. She's ridiculed and goes crying to her principal father that she is being bullied. I don't think anyone should be bullied, I'm completely against it but sometimes people call something that really isn't there, and that's what she did.
Needless to say some people got in trouble and because she was trying to exact revenge by trying to change things at her new school through her father, it just caused her more problems and now everyone hated her. She was torn on what to do but eventually figured she would do the Senior Scramble underground with the help of Luke Pavel. Who she seemingly starts to crush on even if she didn't want to, it just happened. The tasks are somewhat funny and brings her and Luke even closer.
Throughout the book she learns a couple of valuable lessons and in the process she also learns how to loosen up. Sometimes being bad is good, if you do it the right way of course. She befriends some outsiders, but learns that sometimes they are the best people to have around because they like you no matter what you do. There are also some crazy funny sweet old ladies at a nursing home that Blythe volunteers at all the time, they make me crack up seriously. They are the funniest characters in the book.
Overall this was a quick, easy and fun read. It was sweet in their dorky ways but major plus was there was a lot of Shakespeare going on in the book and I'm a sucker for Shakespeare. The cover is adorable with the seven arrows and the people looking around, it's great, cute different. Hope you all get a chance to read this book if for nothing at least for the laugh and the innocence of it. Oh to be young!!