This is more of a 3.5 than a 4.
This book was pretty sweet.
I'd recommend this book to younger teens. It's the kind of story I would have lapped up when I was thirteen and fourteen, very fluffy and girly.
I certainly got exasperated at points. I couldn't understand why she (or anyone!) wanted to be with Noah: he was definitely a bully. Threatening and physically hurting other guys just for talking to her? I beg your pardon? He controlled her love life and she never even knew, then when she did find she seemed not to care.
Read this book for nostalgic feelings of being a teeny-bopper who thinks being 16-18 is the best thing ever. Nevertheless, I look forward to reading what Beth Reekles' comes up with in the future.
The kind of story I would have LOVED when I was a young teen.
Thank you to Random House and Net Galley for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
PS. Drink a cheap and nasty alcopop with this, like a VK or something. Or even some Lambrini. Re-live your under-age-drinking years.