Monday, February 13, 2012

Struck, a Valentine’s Day Hot Buy!

In the spirit of Valentine's Day I am mentioning a book for the season. Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton is one of the three books within the Struck series. It is a Hot Buy because I only paid 9.99 for the 3 in 1 volume set which is a fabulous price for this adorable story. It isn’t a sugary sweet read but rather a laugh out loud perspective of the Valentines Day mascot cupid. Plus I read the first book in two days and that’s always a great sign of a good book!

Felicity Walker is a teen girl who gets a job at a local matchmaking company and comes to find out she is hired to be an actual cupid. Using only her PDA to set up matches, gather data, and categorize profiles of her fellow students at Greenville High, she will begin her hysterical journey as cupid.

Felicity is that friend that you would want to have in your circle. She is someone who really watches out for the people she cares about and is mindful of what is going on in their lives. But she also makes mistakes like her majorly big one when she tries to match her friend with three different guys at once. With this as the main plot Felicity is a very comical and a believable character. She goes through all the embarrassing things a young teen might go through in more of an outrageous way. Like the embarrassing moment in the Target dressing room when her mother refers to her chest as little apples in front of her crush Derek. While reading that one I really felt bad for her!

I think what I would commend author Stapleton on most about the book is the amount of storylines that are involved in it. Felicity has to deal with all the matches she has set up and her own life. The outcome of the story isn’t at all what I expected and actually ends more realistically. It offers a grounded perspective on teen dating and the dramatics that are involved in it. Some people get what they want and then sometimes you get what you didn’t know you needed. I think in Stupid Cupid, Rhonda Stapleton is able to give many teens a different perspective of relationships. The person you date or wind up with shouldn’t define you and even though the relationship might not work out you might learn something about yourself you didn’t know and become a better person. Even though heartbreak hurts the people often come out stronger probably never realizing it.   

Stupid Cupid is incredibly funny and I look forward to reading the rest of the series because Felicity’s story does not end in the first book. There is so much more to her and I can’t wait to read what situations she’ll get herself into. It was very refreshing not to read about vampires, the end of the world, or supernatural beings. It’s always nice to read something different and to be able to come out laughing from a book is always special. So if you like romantic comedies like Clueless or the book Emma it was based on then I think you’d appreciate this funny book that actually made me laugh out loud.

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