3 Hearts · YA Contemporary

The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage

Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn’t the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that’s never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper.

But when she gets assigned to interview the football team’s beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter’s blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn’t like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there’s no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?

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Carrie Paxton and Luke Carter live in a small town in the middle of Kansas. He is the schools star quarterback and she is the editor of the school paper. The lifestyle of sins of their parents put a cloud over their possible relationship. Carrie is prejudice against Luke’s talents, wealth, and family. While Luke’s is embarrassed of being seen with Carrier because she lacks the popularity and social standings of his friends.

Family struggles and personal obstacles prevent these two from seeing the other for who they are behind all their perceived notions.

So what do I think…?

It was alright. 3 Stars for this book. Didn’t love it. There were chunks I was able to skip right over. Carrie was really annoying. She couldn’t get passed what she thought of everyone, but I guess her family plays a big part in that. I had a really hard time getting into some of the chapters and others I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. It was typical Cliché of a YA Sports love story. 

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