Book Review: Putting Boys on the Ledge (A Girlfriend’s Guide to Boys), by Stephanie Rowe


Putting Boys on the Ledge (A Girlfriend’s Guide to Boys), by Stephanie Rowe

Meet Blueberry Waller, whose name is the only interesting thing about her life. Until now.

Not only is Blue dealing with the worst name in the world, crazy parents and a clingy younger sister, she just got a part in the school play. And now she’s acting with Heath Cavendish, total crush-worthy senior. He would never give a second look to a girl like Blue. Except he has.

Her friends say Blue should play it cool, put Heath on the Ledge so she can keep the upper hand. Trouble is, she doesn’t know how to be clever around boys. Thankfully her pal Colin offers his help in teaching her how to get the guy. But he’s just being a good friend. Isn’t he?

Suddenly the wallflower is getting all the attention. But will being in the spotlight keep Blue from making the right decisions…for her?

A Girlfriend’s Guide to Boys: For these four friends, understanding the world of boys is only half the battle.

My Review:

This is a super cute, clean romance about Blue Waller, a fourteen year old high school freshman.  Blue takes her first dive into the world of dating and boys, all while trying to keep herself off “The Ledge” and her spleen where it belongs.

The Ledge is the where girls find themselves when they’ve fallen too hard for a boy that doesn’t know they exist.  The four friends in this story try to keep themsevles far from The Ledge, while putting boys on it.  Of course, things never go quite as planned and Blue takes a journey of discovery.  She finds out that the boy that makes you tongue tied and wobbly kneed is not always the one that you really want.  

I loved the young teen approach to love and the games that go along with it.  Blue was a fun and humorous character to follow, and her reactions to boys were pretty accurate.  Her parents are eccentric and weird, but they have an open and loving relationship with their children.

The only thing that I would caution about is that there is quite a bit of suggestive talk and some crude humor that happens.  I don’t remember any curse words, and the steamiest thing that happens is a kiss.  It’s a pretty cute romantic comedy for teens.

Just a heads up: this book is FREE on Amazon right now (Kindle version).

About the Author:

Four-time RITA® Award nominee and Golden Heart® Award winner Stephanie Rowe is a nationally bestselling author of more than twenty books. A life-long reader, she began crafting stories at age ten, but didn’t realize it was her dream until she was an adult.
Once the light dawned, she immediately left behind “work” as the world defines it and went to “work” as she defines it, which means getting up every morning with a smile in her heart so she can spend the day doing that which makes her spirit sing.
Stephanie believes in learning to listen to your heart in order to figure out what your dreams are, and then opening yourself to the inspiration that will direct you there. She believes we all deserve the right to enjoy life, and for the ride to be as easy as we want it to be, and that we all should accept nothing less than making our dreams come true.
Stephanie lives in New England, and spends every day doing her best to fill it with people, observations and activities that uplift her soul, which include writing, tennis, friends, and  her amazing family.

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    January 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    It sounds like a great book. You don't really have that many clean pre-teen/teen books now a days, so this sounds like a good one from your review! 🙂

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