This book was HOT! The chemistry and banter between Meg and John (Officer After) could keep me reading for probably a 1,000 pages. It was an absolute pleasure to read I couldn't get enough of it.
Echols writing style is just perfect to me, it's humorous and detailed and random, everything I love. She created a very likable character in Meg, someone who intentionally creates a somewhat shocking appearance (blue hair) and attitude to protect herself but little by little we learn more about Meg and the reason she is the way she is and you can't help being on her side and wanting to be her friend. And John, man, I loved reading about this boy. I don't even know what to say.
I loved reading about John and Meg on night patrol and watching Meg realize she's falling in love with him. It's pretty cute to see this punk haired bad-a%* girl get kind of self conscious around John. There is a great push and pull between them that keeps you on edge, needing to know where this is going to go.
I'm at a loss for words of how to express how much I loved this book! It has so very many things going for it, GREAT characters (main and secondary) a great premise, humor, pain.... just please, do yourself a favor and read this book! I'll definitely be reading the rest of the author's books!
And seriously, when can I see the movie version? :P
Meg is rebellious and impulsive, and she bides her time until graduation day when she can skip town by partying hard and distracting herself from her home life. But one night, she crosses a line...John After's line. John may only be a year older than Meg, but already he is a police officer, and he is determined to stay in town and do his duty and protect. When he catches Meg and her friends on a railway bridge, he comes up with an unconventional punishment that he hopes will teach her a lesson...but … more
Meg is a wild and rebellious girl - she drives a motorcycle, has blue hair, indulges in casual sex, has a pot-head boyfriend and is counting down her last few months of high school. She has been looking forward to that moment her whole life - the moment when she can finally escape her parents, her job and the small town she's always lived in. Somewhere different where she can be someone new - go to college, etc. And even more exciting than all that is her upcoming Spring Break trip to Mexico.... … more
"A brave and powerful story, searingly romantic and daring, yet also full of hilarious moments. Meg's voice will stay in your head long after the intense conclusion." -- R. A. Nelson, author ofTeach MeandBreathe My Name
"Naughty in all the best ways...the perfect blend of romance, wit, and rebelliousness. I loved it!" -- Niki Burnham, author ofRoyally JackedandSticky Fingers