Year pub: 2012
Ehh so maybe I was being too cliche (since the book itself was pretty cliche even for someone like me who doesn't realize things quickly to know that) and I expected a little smooch. Yes, maybe I'm so cliched out, I thought it would happen okay? Okay.
Ricki Jo (Erika soon to be called) is a farmer girl, in the small town in Kentucky (dur-hur!). To precisely the reason, she's going to be a freshmen. And being the "new girl", she wants to be one of the popular girls and be more of Erika then Ricki Jo. Soon to be known, she actually--kinda--fits in and through all the events, she starts to understand more of high school and the jerks that come in the package with it.
Of course, this book can be named as a very light read. But there touches on some matters that are very hard and some can be very emotional for people. Some things kind of in your face, and I really didn't expect some things to be in there, but is. Some parts did felt more older teens then freshmen, but ehh, I don't know things like being a girly girl in the first place.
Erika (Ricki Jo) in the beginning was total annoying. Maybe because I'm a strange girl that isn't girly so meeting Erika was so awful. But I kinda had the understanding feeling as well, so I just grew to get to know her and that she isn't a bad kid, she just wants to fit in. Yes, I was literally like this through the whole book, "What are you doing?! Huh? What. Are. You. Doing?!" Heck! What is she doing?
The whole book actually isn't so bad, because it teaches you finding out about yourself oh so the hard way can, yes, smack you right in the face and open your eyes--Your eyes, Erika! your eyes!--to something so much better.