Sunday, September 16, 2012

Things Change by Patrick Jones

Summary:(from goodreads) Sometimes things change, and sometimes they don't...Johanna always feels like she has to be perfect-the perfect student and the perfect obedient daughter, which leads her to being the perfect outcast among her high school peers. They say opposites attract, and that could be the only explanation for her attraction to Paul. Always the life of the party, Paul won his seat on the student council by running on an apathy platform. Wherever Paul goes, laughter follows, and Johanna longs to be a part of his inner circle. And whenever Johanna wants something, she plans and works hard to achieve her goal. Getting Paul into her life turns out to be the easy part. Keeping Paul happy while juggling all her other responsibilities is tough even for an overachiever like Johanna. Soon Paul's happiness becomes more important to Johanna than her own. More important than her relationship with her parents and friends. More important than her grades, her safety, and her future.
Review: I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I didn't think it was amazing. This book follows the fairly typical outline of this type of story. I liked that there were a few chapters from Paul's perspective scattered throughout the book. These sections allowed the reader to know a lot more about Paul's past and maybe even offers and explanation of some of his behavior. I thought both of the main characters were very well written. Johanna is a character that is easy to understand and relate to, even though I have never been in her situation. I couldn't help but want her to be happy and get what she wants. Even if I did question some of her actions. I don't really have much else to say other than this book was pretty enjoyable and if you like this kind of book I suggest picking this one up.

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