I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Solving For Ex by LeighAnn Kopans
on February 11, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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1 crush on your best friend +
1 gorgeous, scheming new girl +
1 Mathletics competition =
1 big mess
Ashley Price doesn’t have much in life after being bullied so hard she had to leave her old school to live with her aunt and uncle in Pittsburgh. But the camera she borrowed from her best friend and secret crush Brendan, and her off the charts math abilities, make things a lot more bearable. Plus, since Brendan is the captain, making the school Mathletes team should be easy.
But when gorgeous new girl Sofia rolls in and steals Brendan, Ashley's place on the team, and her fragile foothold on the Mansfield Park Prep social totem pole, it’s on. Sofia is everything Ashley left her old school to escape. The only thing Ashley didn’t count on is Sofia’s sexy twin brother Vincent.
Vincent is not only the hottest boy in school, he’s charming, sweet, and he’s got his eye on Ashley. He’s also not taking no for an answer. There's no real reason Ashley shouldn't like Vincent, but with the
battle lines being drawn between her and Sofia, Ashley’s not sure which side he’s on. Or which side she wants him to be on.
She does know Sofia is trouble with a capital T, and she’s determined to make Brendan see it.
SOLVING FOR EX is a YA contemporary romance that remixes Mansfield Park as Clueless meets Mean Girls in a crazy mix of high school society, mathletic competition, and teenage romance.
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Solving for Ex is a fun novel that will have your inner math geek out. Well, unless you’re like me and do not like anything Calculus related.
I think Ashley represents the typical teenage girl, and I love that she is so easy to relate to. I mean how many of us, at one time, didn’t have those confusing feelings when you like some one but they are completely oblivious. Brendan is definitely not seeing how much Ash likes him, even though pretty much everyone else gets it. I didn’t care for Sofia at all. She’s a serious pain in the butt, and doesn’t seem to get the hint. Vincent is tolerable. I never feel like I would be completely at ease with him.
The course of the book is over a period of a few months, but it doesn’t seem like it at all. You’re caught up in the whirlwind that is high school politics, and trying to figure out what you want. Also, some things are worth standing up for, you just have to know when it’s appropriate. I did absolutely love when Brendan and Ashely would get all crazy excited about solving math problems. It had me giggling.
If you’re wanting something that isn’t too heavy, but it funny, and sweet, you should definitely give Solving for Ex a try.
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