Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Age Group:Young Adult
Summary: Pippa is in Italy for the summer and, despite her parents’ wishes, she has no intention of just studying the local art! She has a list of things of her own to do: from swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to getting a makeover – and falling for an Italian boy! As Pippa explores the dramatic ruins of Rome and Pompeii, she is swept into her own drama with two guys: an irresistible local she knows is nothing but trouble and a cute American archaeology student . . . Will she find her true love?
The perfect reckless romance to enjoy whether you are home or abroad.
My Thoughts: I really really loved this one!
I've always wanted to travel somewhere interesting so going on this trip with Pippa was pretty darn cool.
Pippa gets sent away to attend school for a few months but instead she finds herself taking a little adventure. Instead of going to the school she sees the sights such as Rome and a few other little places. Pippa was such a fun character. I loved her voice and I loved how she cared about people.
I also loved her adventures. I liked seeing things right there with her. I always felt like I was really experiencing it alongside her. And she meets boys…. Darren and Bruno. I liked them both even though I liked one a bit more. I liked seeing her to get to know each one though. And, I loved how things ended with the one. I just adored Pippa and all the friends in her life. I liked her grandma. I liked seeing the sights.
I could go on and on about this one but I feel like its one you need to experience yourself. You need to go on the whirlwind romance but also all the sight-seeings. I loved how she described things. Now I need to go visit Rome.
Wish You Were Italian had sweet love interests, a brilliant leading girl, and so much plot for me! I loved all the references and I loved the sights.
Overall: I loved this one! I don’t know of too many books where the character gets to go abroad so this one was such a fun read for me! It was cute and very enjoyable! I really enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end!
Cover: Love it! I just love how we can see the girl and the guy (kinda). I think its such a cute cover and I’d definitely pick it up!
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