Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: September 14th, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Page Count: 245 pages
Source: From publisher in exchange of my honest opinion.
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 3/5 stars
If you're looking for a sweet, light summer read without too much angst or heartbreak, then Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru is the kind of book you'd want to pick up. It was a nice read for me, not that memorable, but cutesy and fun to read.
This book, however, doesn't really follow along the lines of the famous Heath Ledger movie, Ten Things I Hate About You, so if you're only interested in it because of the title, then you'll be slightly disappointed. BUT, there's this sort of one-sided love-hate relationship so maybe that's why this title was chosen for the book. Not really sure...
Putting that aside, what I liked most about Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru was the main male character, Tru. He was an adorable bad boy and pretty fun to hang around with. He was truly the star of this show, because despite his bright persona, he's the one carrying the most weight on his shoulders. So yes, you will find a character with some depth inside this book.
I'm not sure if I liked Sloane, I believe she was too judgmental of everything that wasn't from New York. I wanted some character growth from her, but I don't really think she changed at all except for her thoughts about Tru.
Oh, there's also a lot of talk about art in here, so if you are into graphic design and well, ART, maybe you'll be able to relate with a few of the characters.
The ending wasn't exactly what I was expecting or hoping for since a lot of things are left unanswered from Tru's side of the story, but maybe we'll get them in the next book in the series? I don't know how that will work since I *think* it'll be written by another author, but here's hoping that we do get a few more answers!