Title: From What I Remember
Author: Stacy Kramer, Valerie Thomas
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Road Trip
Release Date: May 15th, 2012
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
KYLIE: MEXICO WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.MAX: It all started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics. Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded in Tijuana. With less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border -- but there's no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can't completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It's even clearer now. And I'm not giving him up without a fight.
This book is--just as Deniz said--a roller coaster ride in which I think I barely held on. I sincerely liked it from the start. It's really intriguing to have a Prologue like that. Kramer knows how to get the reader's attention, in my opinion. I honestly want to pull my hair out sometimes though. But as I mentioned before, the book is annoyingly good.
One minute, I like it, another minute, I want to bang my head to the wall. Seriously, what's up with you Max? You have some bipolar issues or something? I do have a tendency to be bipolar but man, you have some serious problem. Cause in my case, I only have it for like 5 to 10 minutes. LOL.
Kylie is soooooo over thinking about things and sooooooo uptight too about almost everything. I mean, I totally understand she's an achiever and all that. But still... anyway, it's good to see her release some of that tension inside her. And Max... Max, oh for God's sake. He's a... a... selfish one. >:( and seriously mental.
Story-wise... It's good. I feel like I'm in high school once again. Not that I partied up late or have been in an adventure like that. Maybe the it's just the issues I could relate to. And it's cause there's a bit of Spanish. I could understand some words cause we are colonized by the Spaniards way, way back. And we still use some Spanish words in daily life. The way the Mexicans partied, almost the same with ours. We also have lively Fiestas and all of the people in the community would join the fun. :)
Can I just say I love Will? I totally like his gayness. And I like that he's the type of gay who STILL loves to wear manly clothes. And also, I quote "What the fuck?" to some scenes that really made me cuss in shock. :P
I was contemplating between a 3 or 4 stars or even less. But when I got to the graduating speech, man, I know I should give it a 4stars cause it deserves it. :)