Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison

Genre: YA-Fiction

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First Line: “I bet you Cinderella didn’t get along with Prince Charming’s friends.”

One Word Review: Fun

Summary: “Sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo finds it hard enough to fit in. Three years since her family moved to Texas, she's still the newcomer compared to everyone around her. It doesn't help matters when her twin brother, Dante, takes on the mayor's son by running for class president. The least she could expect, though, would be for her boyfriend, Jesse, to support their cause. But Jesse's apparent defection triggers Giovanna's rash emotional side, and before she knows it, she's turned Jesse from the boy of her dreams to the ex-boyfriend she dreams of winning back.” -GoodReads

My Review: Okay, so I really need something lighthearted after the last book I read (JGTDOTDS), and this was the perfect choice. The first line alone let me know I was going to be in for a treat. Giovanna was a fun character; she broke up with her perfect boyfriend Jesse when he chose his friends over her and her twin brother. She probably should have trusted him, but she’s an emotional teenager (surprise surprise) and ends up making it her life mission to see Wilson and Jesse lose the class election. True to form she makes loads of mistakes, has horrible blind dates. One I really want to skip over it was so painful to read, but I suffered through it with Gi and it all worked out in the end. Jesse was a sweet guy, I’m not sure if he really considered them broken-up, but he didn’t try calling or winning her back either so I have mixed feeling about that. I thought it was a cute story and everything ended up nicely and the mystery of why Jesse chose sides made a lot of sense (I was wondering what Rallison had up her sleeve). The best parts were of course the interaction with Jesse and Giovanna, they had cute chemistry together and we’re crazy about each other.


  1. I liked this one a lot too. I met Janette in person and she signed my copy of this book. She is super nice. She didn't even run away when I gushed over how much I love her and her books.

  2. Lol, thats funny! I'm becoming a fan of her books as well, I've read three so far and I've enjoyed all of them. Do you have a favorite?

  3. I haven't read this one yet, but I have read 4 others. My favorite so far is My Fair Godmother I think. That book was hilarious!


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