Saturday, July 28, 2007

Major Crush by Jennifer Echols

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.

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

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8

Reviewer Age: 15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, Missouri USA