Thursday, January 3, 2013

7 Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker

7 Clues to Winning You by Kristin Walker
Published by Razorbill; April 26, 2012
Paperback, 317 pages
Borrowed from library

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 judgement . . . 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.

- Description from

Warning: This book is not part of a series. Yes, I thought so too but while reading, I wondered how Ms. Walker could possibly have spun a prequel to this and made it interesting. So don't be fooled by how much it looks like the companion novel to A Match Made in High School.

I loved this book and all its quirkiness and since a list is the way I want to go today, here's my list of things I loved.

1. Obviously, a lot of thought went into planning the details. At first sight, you feel the same way as Blythe does about her father's choice to move the family but THEN, toward the end, you find out the reason behind her father's actions that makes you want to hug him instead of yell at him.

2. Blythe is a kick-ass character! I love her rock-hard exterior and her soft, soft interior. It really helps the story's plot.

3. The scavenger hunt. Such a cool idea! I want this at my school!!!

4. Ms. Eulalie and Ms. Franny. They are absolutely hilarious and I LOVED every scene they were in. Again, with the whole exterior and interior thing. It appears they hate each other BUT it's so obvious they don't. Re: the end.

5. Luke, DUH! He's smart, nice, and gorgeous. Who could be more perfect for picture-perfect Blythe???

6. Shakespeare's many cameos in the novels. They underlined, bolded, and italicized Shakespeare's romanticness. Loved all the quotes!

Doesn't it sound wonderful? Yes, it is and you should definitely read this NOW. It's awesome!

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