Monday, May 5, 2014

Review--First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First Love is a story of two young people, Alexandra and Robinson.  Axi is sitting at Ernie's, a cafe in their small town, waiting for Robinson.  Next week, she has finals for her two AP classes. Now, normally, this straight laced, straight A student would be studying for those finals, but today she has something else on her mind.  As Robinson enters the store, all thoughts of finals escape her mind and a smile spreads across her face.  He has that skill, to brighten her mood whenever he is around.  As he sits down, worry starts to envelope Axi.  What if her plan backfires?  What if Robinson isn't interested in what she has to say?  She takes a deep breath and says..."Let's Run Away".
All over the country they travel, breaking the rules and trying not to get hurt or arrested along the way.  When this carefree trip takes a devastating turn, Axi comes to realize that life is way too short.

We all remember our first love.  I know at that time, there was almost nothing I wouldn't do for mine.  Would you lie, steal, cheat?  Would you sacrifice your own life for their happiness?  First Love is definitely not your typical James Patterson book.  While he does have other books that are non-crime/police drama, they are few and far between.  This was a cute story about teens trying to make the best out of a bad situation.  Time is of the essence for them and they intend to ride it until the wheels  fall off.  Penning themselves Bonnie and Clyde, Axi and Robinson take a cross-country tour neither of them will ever forget.  Starting in Oregon and ending in North Carolina they cross the country seeing the sites and trying to avoid the police.  If you're interested in a quick, cute love story about a couple of kids, then you will enjoy this story!

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