Jason Vincent is Cross High School's most popular star basketball player, a secretly talented writer, and a boy with a troubled relationship with his verbally abusive father. Super-smart Kyra Evans dresses slightly funny and doesn't do much to tame her hair, but she has a loving family and doesn't care what people think of her, least of all the popular group that Jason runs with. Their lives were not supposed to cross in high school at all...until a fateful English research paper project brings the two of them together, first as partners, then as friends, and finally as something more. Much more.
Jason finds that he can tell Kyra secrets that he's never told anyone. Kyra, rather inexperienced in the boy department, finds the perfect boyfriend in Jason. Both teenagers discover what love really is in their remarkable relationship, a relationship that, when first announced, brought the entire school to its feet in uproar. A Super-Jock and a Super-Brain, going together? It was unheard of. Impossible. It would never last.
Jason and Kyra's relationship may be magical, but they must withstand many obstacles thrown their way, particularly their different opinions over sex and the malevolent plans of Jason's ex-girlfriend, Lisa, the most popular girl whom he dumped for Kyra. Lisa has a plan to separate the couple and get back together with her rightful boy-property. Can Jason and Kyra's love for each other withstand hurtful assumptions?
Dana Davidson's voice is easy to read and extremely touching. Readers will find themselves sighing wistfully for a relationship as beautiful as the one Jason and Kyra share.
This is a really good book. I bought it for my classroom, but it really is geared more for high school and not 8th grade (unfortunately) with some sexual thematic elements (to give in to the temptation or not . . .). But it is really good for any high schooler of any background to read. Actually, a pretty good book for adults too ... made me remember a lot about high school that I had forgotten. The author is a high school teacher, and really knows how to get "into" her characters. They are very realistic. Great read!
This book is fantastic!!!! I LOVED it, and yes its a little more mature than some teen boosk. I read it as a freshman and blushed a few times! But it is an amazing book! In fact I think I'll read it again!