Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.
And I mean that as a compliment — who didn’t love Zach Morris?
It’s like how a romcom movie translates perfectly to chick lit. This book is TGIF/Disney Channel translated to book. And, like I would with a 30-minute episode of Saved by the Bell, I laughed my butt off.
Listen, this book is predictable. It’s got kids from different backgrounds learning lessons and coming together and learning some MAJOR LIFE LESSONS and stuff like that.
But, I don’t know, I sort of loved it. It’s young, that’s for sure. But I laughed out loud and enjoyed the bubblegum pop-ness of it all.
YA readers should remember that this IS high school after all — not everything has to be life and death and demons and angels.