I'm going to call this the little novel that could. I was blown away by how good it was. I was prepared for a sappy, cute, predictable love story. What I got was a heart-wrenching, roller coaster of emotions that kept me reading until the wee hours of morning. The writing was easy to read and the story was realistic. I absolutely fell in love with the characters. Linda Kage will definitely be on my watch list.
Here's the blurb:
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?
Here's where you can read an excerpt from The Stillburrow Crush, and here's where you can get your own copy!