Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Becky's Kiss - Mini Review

It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his oversized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head however, he has mysteriously disappeared.

Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team. That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind the school at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.

Book Breakdown

I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.

What I liked the most was all the different touches of genre in this book. There was some paranormal elements and even some fantasy. Of course with so very clean romance. Almost a little too clean. This book is more along the lines of very young YA or upper middle grade.

The book is a little slow in the beginning but then it takes off and goes fast. Really fast. It's a super quick, fun read. I read it in no time at all. The characters.... most were very flushed out and written wonderfully. Becky and Danny have some cute chemistry.

I also liked that this had a lot of sports in it. That's great for those that play sports and are into that kind of thing. Perhaps it will appeal to more people. Honestly, I found myself having to google some of the teams and players mentioned in the story.

I don't like too many sports but I found myself liking this book! That's got to speak volumes for how good this book is! So seriously, even if you're on the fence about this book, give it a chance. Get through the first 30 pages and the book is pretty awesome.