A fun and upbeat paperback original romance about a girl who finds a cheat sheet for love.
Spring break . . . heartache?
For coder extraordinaire Ashley, high school is all about prepping for college. Her love life? Virtually nonexistent. She’s never been on a date. Never been kissed. Never been in love.
When her plans veer off course, Ashley realizes she might be missing out on her high school experience. Now that spring break is finally here, Ashley vows to have fun . . . and, for the first time, follow her heart.
Starting with Walker Beech, her gorgeous, maybe-not-so-unrequited crush. But with Jason Eisler–her childhood friend turned prankster–in the picture, trouble is bound to follow. Will Ashley’s epic spring break lead her to love, or will her heart crash and burn?
Title: My Epic Spring Break (Up)
Author: Kristin Rockaway
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This was a lovely YA romance with a perfectly flawed main character, coding talk for my programming friends, and plenty of heart.
If I could only mention one thing that I loved about this book, it would be the main character, Ashley. Specifically, I love that she was a flawed character. She makes numerous mistakes and bad decisions throughout this book, but she’s real. We see a lot of growth in Ashley as she tries to figure out what she really wants in life and the future she wants to work towards. Sometimes, the teenagers in YA books don’t quite act like teenagers, like they make one bad (small) mistake and then the book ends. I think Ashley is more real and more telling of what teenagers might be thinking when making the decisions they do. I loved that!
The whole thing with Jason was kinda interesting to me. Jason is an interesting character in general. He kinda seems like this prankster kid that doesn’t care about much at the beginning, but slowly develops into someone more as we get to know him. I’m still undecided on whether I like him or not. I think he was a good character and a great person to be in Ashley’s life, but he wasn’t my favorite.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. We see some great character development, especially in Ashley, and I loved she was a STEM kid. A good summer/spring break read!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.