Wednesday, November 7, 2012
An Ideal Boyfriend by Mette Ivie Harrison
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Published: August 12, 2012
FTC FYI: Received a PDF copy in exchange for an honest review.
Told from alternating points of view, Trudy and Rob are high school students at St. James Luck Academy, in a world where luck has been quantified. Trudy thinks that Rob is an ideal boyfriend, the only son of the oldest luck family in America. Yes, his parents wish that Rob would go back to his old girlfriend Laura who came from an old luck family and was more suitable. But Rob always defends her and treats her well. Rob, on the other hand, has a secret he has been keeping from his family all his life, and from Trudy, too. When Laura threatens to "out" him, Rob has to do whatever she says, including betraying his best friend Art, and handing over Art's new science project that will change the world of luck completely--for good or ill, depending on who has control of it.
I met the author at Authorpalooza in September, and I was really taken by her description of this book. It is a retelling of the Oscar Wilde play An Ideal Husband. But, this story has luck, and lots of it.
I really enjoyed An Ideal Boyfriend. I enjoyed the style in which the author wrote it. It is told from alternating points of view from Trudy and Rob. Trudy comes from unlucky parents. She is only at St. James Academy because of her impressive luck scores. Rob's ex-girlfriend Laura, isn't happy that she is there. When Rob's friend Art starts asking Trudy questions about luck, that starts a chain of events that could lead to someone permanently losing their luck, or becoming the luckiest person in the world. Would that be so bad?
4 ouf 5 stars. Mette Ivie Harrison has written many fabulous book. Find her on Goodreads, her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.
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