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Remy is an eighteen year old about to leave for college. Her father, a famous musician, left before she was even born. Her mother is getting married for the fifth time that summer. Consequently, love is something she just doesn't believe in. In the past, she's been in many relationships with people she doesn't really care about, and they never last long. One day, she meets Dexter. He is messy and a musician, two of her least favorite traits. He is always bothering her, but he is persistent. She slowly finds herself falling for him. She doesn't want to care about him, but somehow she just can't bring herself to get rid of him. When he overhears her saying that she only wants him to be a summer fling, they break up. Remy dates the perfect guy, but she finds herself always thinking about Dexter. Her brother is engaged, her mother's new husband is cheating, and her friends are all having problems of their own. Remy realizes that she truly does love Dexter, and they get back together. Dexter changes Remy throughout the course of the whole book, and it's for the better.
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The review of this Book prepared by Adriana Velez

Remy had a famous song written for her by her father, who she never knew. Her mother is a romance novelist who is going on her fifth marriage. After all of the disappointment from her parents, she has taught herself to avoid love at all costs.

Remy and three of her best friends deal with their own guy problems as they come, but Remy is constantly annoyed by a boy named Dexter who won't leave her alone. Despite her resolve not to, she becomes involved with him and finds herself slowly moving towards love.

Her brother becomes engaged to his girfriend, and Remy and her mother discover that husband number five has been cheating. Remy and Dexter broke up because Dexter didn't want to just be a summer fling. Remy is unusually upsest by the break up, even though its just one of hundreds. She decides to give it another chance, and when she goes to Stanford in the fall Dexter and his band, with a new record deal, come to visit her.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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