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By Sarah Ockler
Simon Pulse, 2012
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. 

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done. 

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...

Cupcakes and Figure Skating!!!! Cupcakes and Figure Skating!!! Two of my all-time favorite things. This book was so much fun to read. I liked the characters, I liked the writing style. This book was on the way to being a five-star rating, but it got bumped down to four when I read about how her big event went. I thought the characters were very realistic and I felt like I knew Hudson. I will be reading all of Sarah Ockler's other work. 

I've seen other bloggers rave about her books, but they sounded incredibly depressing to me. However, they're more Sarah Dessen than Lurlene McDaniel. Now, I too am one of those bloggers, because Sarah Dessen is awesome. This is the first true read-alike I have found. Read it and enjoy it!