Book Review: How to Hook a Bookworm – Cassie Mae

Author: Cassie Mae
Synopsis from Goodreads:   
Getting kissed for a birthday present should not be a big deal. Especially for Brea Mason, who doesn’t think of her best friend, Adam Silver, in any way other than… well, a friend. But after the liplock she can’t seem to get him off her mind. And she has to, because Adam is a senior while she’s stuck in high school for another two years.

Then BAM, the perfect distraction comes along in the form of a new, hot sophomore who actually seems interested in Brea, despite her anti-social personality. And with the stress at home, stress at school, and ignoring the reality of all her friends leaving come June, Brea welcomes the distraction.

But when she sees four fat Fs on her report card, Brea needs a study buddy, and the best candidate is Adam, book nerd and math whiz. So she enlists his help, hoping the birthday kiss was just a fluke. After all, she has a boyfriend now. It should be easy to ignore the butterflies and fizzy feelings that arise with the bookworm… right?

My Review:
How to Hook a Bookworm is book 3 in Cassie Mae’s How To series, a series I have absolutely adored from the very beginning.  This book was my favorite though, which is surprising since I thought Band Geek would totally take that spot since I, myself, was a band geek.  There was just something about Brea and Adam I fell in love with; perhaps it was the best friend scenario, or the building tension, or just Brea’s personal growth in general.  I also am always a bit thankful when a learning disability (no matter the form) is thrown into these books, because my son is dyslexic and struggles with things like test anxiety.  I feel like maybe someone who struggles with the same issues will pick up a book such as this one and feel like they aren’t alone.  Another favorite part of this series is that all of the couples have put the sex issue on the other side of marriage for reasons that include “because I want to,” and because they “stopped making decisions based on how popular they (the decisions) are.” These are qualities I completely respect!

And, for all the How To fans out there – this book includes a certain wedding that you simply don’t want to miss!! 

Rated:  5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult – Romance
Rating:  PG-13 – Teenage appropriate talk of sex, mild cussing

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