Review: The Book Of Luke

Paperback, 291 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by MTV Books
ISBN: 1416520406 (ISBN13: 9781416520405)
edition language: English
original title: The Book of Luke

*author provided*

Summary
 Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice — but lately being nice hasn’t done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily’s senior year. Only Emily’s first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What’s a nice girl to do? Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he’s staying behind in Chicago “to tie up loose ends,” and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.
She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don’ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They’ll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys — an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.
But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston — the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email — Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.


 Honestly, this book was hard for me to read. The writing was good. There were none (that I caught) grammatical errors. I just didn’t like the main character. Simple as that. And the main character is who the story revolves around, so it’s not surprising that it was a challenging read.
So there’s this girl who hasn’t exactly had the ideal high school years.
1. She got dumped on moving day
2. She’s moving back to where she got dumped
3. She’s decided that she no longer wants to be the good girl

I found this whole anti-good girl persona of hers rather frustrating. I don’t really get why she wants to be bad….she’s not even really bad. She’s just kinda a b**** and plain rude.

She’s using her friends ex (who she ends us falling for) as an experiment. She uses him and he’s totally sweet. DON’T USE HIM.
And then she messes up her relationship with her friends. Rolling my eyes and trying (and failing) not to grind my teeth

“I guess relationships are just funny like that. It’s impossible to figure out why some work out and others don’t. Why someone can be so imperfect and still be the perfect person for you. Maybe, in the end, it’s not about changing the person you care about. Maybe it’s about learning what you can live with. Or maybe it’s really about learning what you can’t live without.”

It was really well written, the characters were really well developed. I just didn’t like her. She changed in the end, yes, this is true, but…I still can’t decide if I liked her

Honestly, I liked the little rules at the beginning at each chapter the best-they were totally hilarious!


  -Jackie  

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