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By Shaun David Hutchinson
Simon Pulse, 2013
Audience: Older Teens

Source: Edelweiss/NetGalley

From Goodreads:
Tonight’s the night: Simon’s big chance to finally get with Cassie. Cassie, who he’s loved for ages. Cassie, who is newly boyfriend-free. Cassie, who just happens to be throwing the biggest party of the year. Simon’s plan is simple: he’ll go to the party, she’ll fall in love with him, they’ll make out like crazy, and the night will be a complete success.

But things don’t ever go as planned.

In two alternating plotlines, Simon goes after the girl of his dreams and stumbles toward his destiny. It’s one night, one party, and a thousand ways for things to go wrong . . . but a million ways for them to go right.

So for me, FML = DNF.

I gave up on this one because Simon wasn't a nice person. Over and over, himself and his friends brought this up. They may have been joking, but I took it seriously. Also, I didn't want to see him get together with Cassie because he didn't love her, he was obsessed with the idea of her. I didn't want to see him get together with Stella (I think that's her name...) because I liked her too much and him not enough.

Also, the two plotlines just made things confusing.

If you like books about parties and don't mind less-than-impressive characters, try this one. It's a good idea, just not my favorite.


  1. You DNF'd!!! Maybe I cursed you by bringing it up in our RR discussion :) I think I wanted to read this because the cover reminds me of Party by Tom Leveen, which I liked. But since it's not written by the same person I don't really know why I would assume it would be like that book. I get too caught up in book covers sometimes.

  2. I know! I hardly EVER DNF! It is a cool cover. Very eye catching. (So do I.) Let me know what you think of it!


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