PUBLISHER: Entangled: Teen
DATE PUBLISHED: 06th June 2017
Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is.
As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn’t entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her brother might be the only way to keep from breaking the most important rule—protecting Cole.
An excellent YA novel which approached common tropes such as hate-to-love and bad boy / good girl amazingly. With mature and well thought out characters that were interesting and developed through the novel.
Harper is an interesting character that is strong-willed and opinionated and could be really easy to dislike. Sterling acts as the catalyst for Harper and the believable development of these characters was really interesting to read about. It reminded me of a modern Taming of the Shrew.
The plot itself was intriguing. With a set of characters that I found mature and well rounded this was a novel I found myself really enjoying.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ingrid Paulson does not, in fact, loathe anyone. Although the snarky sense of humor and verbal barbs in Why I Loathe Sterling Lane might suggest otherwise (and shock those who think they know her best).
Ingrid lives in San Francisco with her husband and children and enjoys long-distance running, eavesdropping, and watching science documentaries. She has always loved books and writing short stories, but was surprised one day to discover the story she was working on wasn’t so short any more. Valkyrie Rising, a paranormal girl power story was Ingrid’s first novel. Expect another humorous contemporary romance to join the list soon.
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