Saturday, September 8, 2018
Pretty in Punxsutawney
A Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are.
Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say…after it’s too late to say it. She’s addicted to romance movies—okay, all movies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again.
Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating the various cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams, and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings.
My thoughts: This book is a blast! I loved the movie references and thought that Andie was a lot of fun to get to know as she blundered the first day of school over and over again. It was a little painful at times, but I thought that it was clever how Laurie kept the story moving and the ending was not at all what I expected. I loved the revelations Andie experiences along the way and highly recommend this fun story.
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
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