The guy likes her too. But does some bizarre things too. He is engaged to a a neighbor in this home town. The engagement breaks and he acts really pissed about that, right in front of the heroine. Now, that's no way to woo a girl!!! Elise on her part goes out with men strictly above 50 years of age. Why you may ask? She thinks there is something faulty in her, she doesn't have the 'attractive' DNA to find younger guys!
After some inane jealousy tropes, the story slowly falls into place. The leads start bonding, then bickering then flirting, and the regular romance routine. One thing that's constant throughout is the girl never fails to say "I hate you" to the poor fellow, even when they are making out! And there is also a mini conspiracy plot about tree conservation and vandals, arson, etc. Finally, the guy is totally confounded about her blow-hot, blow-cold behavior.
He asks her why she cant tolerate him. She says "I acted like I hated you because I loved you all the time"!!!! Now, as a female reader that statement made perfect sense to me : But the poor hero was gob-smacked by her logic. And he rightly expresses his confusion. Then a few sweet words are exchanged. And a pleasant HEA. The story had some crazy sub-plots. The leads quite often displayed Zero IQ. But nevertheless, they were likeable, relatable.
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Faith's nervous and decides that Raymond is too preppy. She finds little faults with everything: his hair, his clothes, his car, the way he greet Alison. Once she loosens up, though, she has a good time. She and Ray go with Dana and Bret and some of their other friends to get pizza. One of the girls is in Shelley's French class and tells Dana that Shelley is failing. Back in the dorm, Shelley is late for curfew.
Dana tells Faith what the girl said. They agree that they need to help Shelley. Shelley rushes in and wants to know all about Faith's date. Faith says it was fine and that Ray is a nice guy, he's just not her type. She wants a guy like her father, but not a cop. Faith then tells Shelley that she and Dana know about her difficulties in French. They want to help her catch up, but they need to know where to start. As they go through Shelley's French book, it becomes obvious that Shelley is very far behind, and finals are only three weeks away.
The next day, while Shelley is meeting with some of the members of the cast of the play -- including Tom, of course -- Dana and Faith decide that they're going to have to tutor her.
Never mind that Dana isn't even taking French! She's taking Latin and I remember that she took Spanish in the first book!
They work through their schedules and finally decide on times: Tuesdays and Thursdays the hour before dinner. Both of them are going to have to give up some activities to make it work, but they're willing to do it for Shelley. So that's, what, only six hours of work before finals? Hopefully Shelley is going to be going to those special study sessions her teacher set up too, because those were about 10 hours a week two hours a day five days a week.
After ten days, Shelley is still struggling. Dana doesn't feel like Shelley's taking it very seriously. Her choir practice gets switched from Wednesday to Thursday, which means she has to decide whether to go to practice or skip it for tutoring with Shelley. She decides to honor her commitment to her roommate and heads off to the dorm.
While they wait for Shelley to arrive, Faith reads a magazine and Dana works on a list of vocabulary words for Shelley. Faith finishes her magazine and asks Dana if she's made a decision yet. She hasn't. They're both aware that Shelley is now very late, almost the entire hour.
Dana's angry because she could have gone to choir practice. She looks out the window and sees Shelley finally arriving Shelley was at rehearsal and then with Tom, and time just got away from her. Now she wants to just skip this one study session. She just doesn't feel like doing French right. I feel It's hard to express in words. This time I have to side with Dana. Shelley doesn't even seem sorry that her roommates have been waiting an hour for her.
The fight progresses and I imagine this is the fight on the cover. Faith tells Shelley she's had it with both of them and she leaves too. The girls are all miserable. Faith seeks advice from her mom, who tells her to stay out of it. Dana avoids their room, until one day she remembers that Shelley will be at her special study and the room will be empty.
She goes back to the room and has a good cry, and when her dad phones, she tells him she's decided to move to Hawaii with him. He and Eve are thrilled, and Dana feels good that she's finally made a decision. Shelley's grades are still going down, and it's not just French. Her algebra grades, which used to be A minuses, are now C pluses. Rehearsals are still fun, but she's really starting to worry about her grades now. She has a French essay due the next day and she's barely begun.
She decides to write the essay in English first, and then translate it into French. That makes sense. Then she starts wondering whether to write the whole essay first or do it one line at a time: one line in English and one line in French. Really, Shelley? Just write the thing. She's making things much harder than they really are. No wonder she's failing almost everything.
Shelley starts to panic as reality sets in: she knows very little French. She can't do past tense, she doesn't understand the idioms Dana wrote down for her, and she can't write her essay. She ends up staying up all night and it's not very good, but at least she finishes it.
That day in class, she learns that the French final begins tomorrow. Now she's really in a panic, sure that she's going to fail. She goes back to her room to study, but she knows it's no use. There's not enough time for her to learn everything she needs to know. There's only one thing she can do: cheat. I'm almost out of room, please continue reading here hide spoiler ] Nov 04, alison rated it it was ok. Along with the room number, there were artistic renditions of their names.
Each roommate had done her own. Dana had written her name in an elaborate, arty print; Faith's was in fat, balloony letters; Shelley had cut letters out magazines and pasted them together--"like a ransom note," Dana had said. Shelley had actually been kidnapped only a month earlier and didn't think Dana's comment was very funny.
Jan 15, Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it. After the events of the last novel where Shelley was kidnapped you'd think everything would be back to normal but it isn't.
It seems that Dana's father has invited Dana to move in with him and his new love, Eve. That would mean Dana would leave Canby Hall and all her friends for at least a full year, so she's under a lot of stress trying to figure out what she should do.
Meanwhile, Shelley has fallen hard for a boy in the theater group she's involved with and all she can do is talk about him and After the events of the last novel where Shelley was kidnapped you'd think everything would be back to normal but it isn't.
Meanwhile, Shelley has fallen hard for a boy in the theater group she's involved with and all she can do is talk about him and what she should do. The constant talking and stress bring Dana and Shelley into fighting with other and Faith can't do much about what has happened.
Faith's mother, a social worker, tries to help but it's not enough. Further, Shelley is in danger of flunking out of school and doesn't seem to really care about anything but her would-be boyfriend and her possible future as an actress.
It looks like the trio of girls could break up completely. A good third novel. Jun 11, Noora rated it liked it Shelves: nuortenkirjat. Em rated it really liked it May 22, Michelle rated it it was ok Dec 02, Aynsley Anderson rated it it was ok Jun 01, Jenn rated it really liked it Apr 22, Rafael rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Henriikka rated it liked it Mar 10, Angela Standridge rated it liked it Apr 29, Christine rated it really liked it Jul 26, Christina rated it liked it Mar 02, Kathi rated it liked it Mar 15, Nivita Shaw rated it really liked it Mar 17, Vintagebooklvr rated it it was ok Jul 24, Terri rated it really liked it Feb 14, Please select Female Male Unspecified.
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