Release Date: April 26, 2012
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: When a humiliating picture of Blythe goes viral, she's instantly the target of ridicule at her new school. To salvage her reputation, Blythe teams up with Luke to win the Senior Scramble scavenger hunt. But Luke is an unlikely ally and potentially can't be trusted.
Perhaps it's his Shakespearean witticisms that reel Blythe in despite her better judgment . . . or maybe she just craves the thrill of the game. But as the hunt progresses, their relationship heats up. Soon their madcap mischief spirals out of control. Blythe is faced with arrest and expulsion, among other catastrophes - until Luke shows her what the Scramble (and love) is really about.
My Thoughts: These kinds of books are why I love contemporary YA books! Love love love them and 7 Clues To Winning You was no exception!
From page one, I was so excited to be thrust into Blythe's world and her ever changing life. Blythe has to move from a preppy school to a not so preppy school. She also goes from popular to the principles kid. And to get a new house? Yuck. And what's worst than that? Her picture got tossed around a lot last year. An embarrassing picture of her picking her nose.
Blythe starts at the new school with everyone making fun of her. But things soon get worse when she gets their yearly activity cancelled, and everyone really starts to hate her.
What does she do? She takes it underground and starts a new hunt. With fellow cute boy Luke, Blythe and Luke get the scavenger hunt going again!
And Blythe is determined to participate in it and win! We get to experience the clues with her, while she solves them. We also get to experience the nursing home she volunteers at, those 2 old ladies are a riot! Loved them! I also really liked her new friends Cy and Jenna! They were an awesome couple and a nice dynamic to the story.
And Blythe and Lucas' friendship is so cute! I adored it! He was such a cute funny adorable boy! As Blythe started to fall for him, so did I.
Blythe doesn't know how to go from the popular girl to just a plain girl, from name brand clothes to ordinary, from a somebody to a nobody.
Lucas and Blythe if I had to sum up in 2 words: freaking cute!
Overall: 7 Clues to Winning You is a definite winner for any contemporary fan! I loved it! This is exactly the kind of YA I need more of in my life. I want more of these kind of stories. Funny light yet deep and thought provoking. I hope you'll all give this book a try! I also loved A Match Made in High School, Walker’s debut! Go right out and buy each of them now!!!
Cover: Love it! It's so darn cute! Love the blue and purple colors!
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