How I Changed My Life Author:Todd Strasser Bolita (Bo for short) and Kyle are not exactly in the same clique: She's the shy girl working backstage at the school play, and he's front and center as Time Zone High's star quarterback. But then Kyle blows out his knee, quits football, and joins the school play, and Bo decides it's time for a change. — After a D.I.Y. makeover, Bo realizes she a... more »nd Kyle aren't in such different cliques anymore. Now that she has his attention...can Bo turn Kyle into more than a friend?« less
Kyle Winthrop was Time Zone Highs star quarterback until a knee injury permanently benched him. Bolita Vine (Bo) is something of a social misfit. They dont exactly run in the same circles. Then Bo decided its time for a change. She loses weight, puts on a little makeup, and even starts talking to people. Pretty soon she's not such a misfit. She even has Kyle's attention, at least as a friend. But now shes decided to take their relationship a step further. Is there really something between them? Or is Bo living in a dream world?
I picked this book up because the cover was cute and it was out on a table for free. To my shock, it actually had some substance to it. Not earth-shaking, not a keeper; but it was worth the fifteen minutes or so it took me to get from cover to cover.
I did want to shake Bo when she forced a certain issue later in the book... I know it's all the rage these days for girls to make the first move, but IDIOTS! If the guy is into you he'll let you know. Make him do the risk-taking. Keep your self-respect and maybe a little of that old-fashioned mystique.
Not anywhere near as shallow, sappy or stupid as I've come to expect from YA school books.