Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Why the hell can't chicks be more like guys?
That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn't change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam's best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It's Sam's chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam's Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it's driving him nuts. Told from Sam's and Ally's alternating POVs, Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship.
This book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of "bow chicka wow wow."

MY TAKE:

This book had a pretty interesting premise, so I was eager to give this book a try.

In Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, Sam is a major player who is schooling his best friend Ally on how to be a love-'em-and-leave-'em kind of girl. However, as always, things get a little bit complicated.

Sam and Ally's voices are very authentic. Sam sounds like your typical high school guy. He's a bit of a jerk and a horndog. He has his sweet moments too, but sometimes they feel a little forced. Ally, on the other hand, is a brainy, sweet girl. She has a little something there, but most of the time, she keeps it hidden deep within so she can seem forgettable.

The premise is interesting and the lines are humorous. In fact, the book's humor is its strongest point. The bow chick a wow wow is advertised but while it's mentioned a lot, it's not really too descriptive, so some readers might be a little bit disappointed. :P

Thanks to NetGalley and Te Da Media for the e-ARC. Publication date of Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is on October 17, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. The dialogue is realistic.
  2. It's funny.
  3. It's very high school.

THE BAD:

  1. Some may find some parts of the book a little bit juvenile.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"Seventeen years. Every memory worth having has been with you. And we're only getting started."
READ IT IF:

  1. You're looking for a fun read.
  2. You like characters that are realistic.
  3. You like a little bit of action.

RATING:
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