Twenty minutes later, I walk out of Melinda’s hotel with a plate of finger sandwiches, a bag of prostitute clothes, and a weird wedge on my head that makes me look like you could tip me upside down and fill it with cream of mushroom.
I need another donut.
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publish Date: July 12, 2011
Received: Books With Bite Book Tours
Purchase a copy: Amazon
Gwendolyn “Dough” X doesn’t think she has much going for her—she carries a few extra pounds, her family struggles with their small bakery in a town full of millionaires, and the other kids at her New Jersey high school don’t seem to know that she exists. Thank the stars for her longtime boyfriend, Philip P. Wishman—or “Wish.” He moved away to California three years ago, when they were 13, but then professed his love for her via e-mail, and he’s been her long-distance BF ever since.
At the beginning of her junior year, though, Wish e-mails that he’s moving back to Jersey. Great, right? Well, except that Dough has gained about 70 pounds since the last time Wish saw her, while Wish—according to his Facebook photos—has morphed into a blonde god. Convinced that she’ll be headed for Dumpsville the minute Wish lays eyes on her, Dough delays their meeting as long as she possibly can.
But when she sees Wish at school, something amazing happens. He looks at Dough like she’s just as gorgeous as he is. But Wish is acting a little weird, obsessed with the sun and freaked out by rain. And the creepy new guy working at the bakery, Christian, is convinced that there’s more to Wish’s good looks than just healthy eating and lots of sun. He tells Dough that a mark on Wish’s neck marks him as a member of the Luminati—an ancient cult of astrologers who can manipulate the stars to improve their lives. Is Wish and Dough’s love meant to be—or are they star-crossed?
I started off this book loving it! I loved the main character of Gwen. She is sassy and totally hilarious. The things that she says and that go through her mind had me giggling to the point that my kids were looking at me weird!
For a moment, I thought that maybe Gwen and Christian would get together. They seemed more like a perfect match. They are both total outcasts and seemed to get along for the most part. I am not really sure what to say about Wish. I feel like I really never got to know the real character.
The book took a turn when the whole star reference came to play. I lost the humor in the main character and I felt like the story was rushed. Although, I lost a little interest, I did read the book all the way through. I liked the ending and thought that it was perfect.
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