For eighteen-year-old serial womanizer Fletch Colson, life is a game and if he plays by the rules, he’ll win it all: his dream college, his parents’ money, and a hot (if a little vapid) girl on his arm. Really, it couldn’t be easier. All he has to do is get good grades, live a privileged life, and try not to mess up too much.
However, when he accepts the seemingly impossible bet to change his ways and be “just friends” with smart, beautiful, tempting Ellie Jacobs – a girl who turns his world inside out – Fletch discovers his perfect life isn’t so wonderful.
As family secrets begin tumbling out, what once seemed simple and clear, no longer feels right, and Fletch must decide if winning it all is worth losing a piece of himself.
I thought this book sounded so interesting.
Its about a rich, cute boy, in a BOARDING SCHOOL, getting drunk, partying, and falling in love. It sounded so promising. I didn’t know how anyone could screw up such a great plot, but apparently its easy, because this book was not very good.
The writing wasn’t bad. But everything else was. Fletch is just starting his senior year, at the ubber preppy boarding school for the rich, when his friends issue him a challenge. Since Fletch seems unable to keep it in his pants, his friends bet that he won’t be able to go almost a whole school year, being ‘just friends’ with a girl.
I wasn’t crazy with the whole MTV ‘She’s All That’ plot, but I liked the whole being friends first before succumbing to the love sort of thing, so I was game. But these characters had no redeeming qualities about them. Usually when I read books, I whine and moan about writers inability to write likeable female characters. But maybe they are simply unable to write likeable main character, and in this books case supporting characters as well. This book seemed to be the place where every despicable, disgraceful, dreadful, and a whole lot of other d word, character came to live.
It was so bad I ended up skimming the majority of the book just to find out how it ended. And it didn’t even end well. Ugh. Just not good.