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Major Crush

Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
Jennifer Echols
Simon Pulse
Release Date:Aug-01-2006

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  JIr
Tired of the beauty-pageant circuit, Virginia Sauter tosses her tiara, pierces her nose, and auditions for the most unlikely of roles--drum major of the high school marching band.

Virginia wins, but is forced to share the title with Drew, whose family has held the position for generations. Sure, Drew is hot, but because of his superior attitude, he and Virginia are constantly arguing. That is, until they share more than just their half-time salute...

But as the drum majors' heated competition turns to sizzling romance, explosive rumors threaten everything-- including the band's success. Love seemed to be a sure hit, but Virginia and Drew may be marching straight into disaster.

I loved reading Major Crush. It was pretty realistic and had many laugh-out-loud moments. The plot was great, but sometimes it seemed kind of predictable. I also thought the characters were great, because they were original and fun to read about. I really liked the author's style of writing. She included just the right amount of detail, drama, humor, and romance to make this book the page turner it was. I really couldn't put this book down. Major Crush is a must-read for all teenage girls.

There were mentions of sex in this book, which may be inappropriate for young readers.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, Missouri USA



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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  CMy
Being drum major(ette) is all that she thought it would be and much, much more. After becoming sick and tired of beauty pageants, Virginia Sauter tries out for the position of drum major(ette) at her current high school and actually wins. She is totally ecstatic about winning and being the first female drum major, except for the part where she has to share the title with Drew. A member of Drews family has been the drum major every year since his father started attending high school. Even though Drew is a gorgeous hunk, she realizes that maybe he isnt right for her after she comes in close contact with his stuck-up attitude and his wickedly evil girlfriend. Well, that is until she and Drew perform more than just the up-to-date, halftime salute.

Major Crush is a wonderful book that has a lot of drama included in it. Virginia seemed like a troubled young teen that didnt overly fit in. I thought it was cool how the author, Jennifer Echols, included in her novel a lot of characters that all had very different personalities. I wouldnt really want to be friends with the characters in the story though, because they seemed like a bunch of misfits who would just cause me trouble, and I didnt care for their personalities. The plot itself was pretty interesting and different, thanks to the many events and themes that took place, such as: Drew was very involved with the band but he was also a farm boy. I recommend Major Crush to teens 12 and up who are looking for an enjoyable and unique read.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA USA



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