Butterflies Don’t Lie
|January 18, 2015||Posted by admin under Fiction, Young Readers|
This summer is going to be Kelsey’s chance to win over the handsome and charming Blaine Mulder. With her best friend missing in action, she leaves Kelsey with a checklist of actions that will bring her closer to the summer of her life. The first thing on the list? Getting a job at the restaurant near Blaine’s work. The one thing the list didn’t account for? The cute and geeky boy who works in the kitchen. It’s going to be a summer to remember.
‘Butterflies Don’t Lie’ is a cute novel about a teenager’s first love. It is an incredibly endearing story that I would recommend to anyone from the ages thirteen and up, easily relatable to the feelings we have or have had. The main character is awkward and adorable, feels both ignored and at the center of attention at the worst of moments, and like all teenagers she feels like the entire world is against her.
Our heroine starts off the novel head over heels for the beautiful and gracious Blaine Mulder and unlike most other novels in this genre, she becomes unwillingly swept off her feet by the geeky and awkward boy from the restaurant kitchen. It was watching Kelsey sort through her emotions and discover what it is she wanted that makes this book different from others like it. Reading ‘Butterflies Don’t Lie’ was magnetic. Although it was easy to predict what the end would bring, reading about thoughts and feelings I have experienced first hand brought endless smiles to my face. I think most people have felt publically humiliated in front of a group of people, felt sure that everyone was staring at the pimple on your nose, that nothing would ever go right for you no matter how hard you worked. Most of all I loved seeing Kelsey lean on and confide in the boy–who wasn’t the one she was spending so much energy chasing, but the one who didn’t make her try.
It is a love story that has been told again and again, but falling in love with the “wrong” person, or the person who is not at all the one who constantly lives in our minds is one that I never grow tired of reading.
To learn about this book or to get your copy, visit the publisher’s website here.