by Lauren Barnholdt
Published by Simon Pulse Release date : July 8th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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Opposites attract—and then complicate—in this romantic, relatable novel from the author of Two-Way Street and Sometimes It Happens.
It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattingly’s eye. Penn—resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital “T.” And okay, smolderingly sexy.
Harper’s surprised by Penn’s attention—and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.
Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differences—if Penn knew how to talk about feelings.
Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. It’s like a crazy roller coaster—exhilarating, terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the ride…
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Through to You can be summed up in one word – CUTE. Every now again (not often) I love to read a book that is cute, short and simple. I really feel like I read this at the perfect time.
Penn and Harper could not be more different. Penn is confident, cocky and of course has a reputation. He has a rough home life – and ever since his injury has had one heck of a chip on his shoulder. He doesn’t “do” relationships and is often questioning himself when it came to Harper. Harper is sweet, shy and your typical “good girl.” She is a very laid back person. She is striving to get into a prestigious dance school (for choreography) and works at her mothers dance studio.
Other than that – there isn’t much to say about the two. Everything about this book (to me) was simple and to the point – no depth. But again, it was cute. I loved watching Harper and Penn get to know each other. There were no raw angst-y moments, no over the top swoon moments either.
Overall – I liked it. It’s short, to the point and super cute. I recommend for the more… younger crowd, over us adults that love us some YA. Either way, if you like short & sweet contemporary this for it!
Have you read Through to You? If so, what did you think?