“Without a word, he walked over and pulled her into his arms. The silent acceptance broke her. Collapsing against him, she let the tears fall.” – Lindsey Summers, Textrovert (ARC)
Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
Age range: 12-18 | Hardcover: 300 pages | Publisher: Kids Can Press (May 2, 2017)
It’s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town’s end-of-summer fair. It’s even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he s just left for football camp … with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there s more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There s more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she s always wanted to be.
Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?
Lindsey Summers’s page-turning romance is funny, surprising and full of heart. With its device-centered story, snappy dialogue, looping subplots and depiction of first love, this title offers something for every reader.
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My Thoughts on Textrovert
I’ve had really good luck finding cute YA novels lately. This is one of those sweet books where you know a happy ending is practically guaranteed.
Honestly, this book was a delight to read.
I’ve read so many depressing books recently and this was the pick-me-up I was looking for. There need to be more happy books like this.
Textrovert is about a girl named Keeley accidentally swapping cell phones with a boy named Talon, who takes her phone to football camp. They get to know each other through texting and a few phone calls and then meet up later to return their phones to each other.
The cute, romantic premise worked well for this story. Neither character is perfect and their flaws made the story believable. They face some honesty and trust issues with each other and have to overcome several bumps on the road to their relationship.
I really liked Textrovert. It’s a quick, sweet story that you can easily read in one or two sittings. I would definitely recommend it if you like contemporary young adult romance novels.
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher.
Content: Innuendo, a few mild curse words, mentions of teen drinking, and some clean kissing scenes (boy/girl).
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