Review: From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas

Reading Level: Young Adult   Publisher: Hyperion   Publication Date: 5/15/12
KYLIE: Tijuana WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.

MAX: It all started with Kylie’s laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics. Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we’re stranded in Tijuana. With less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.

WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border — but there’s no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.

LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can’t completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It’s even clearer now. And I’m not giving him up without a fight.

My Thoughts:

From What I Remember was a cute, fun read! From the first page to the last, this book never slows down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Max’s and Kylie’s adventures south of the border.
One thing I really liked about this book were all the twists and turns, I never knew what was going to happen next. I was glued to the pages because I just had to know what kind of trouble Max and Kylie were going to get themselves into.
I thought Kylie was an awesome character, but Max irritated me sometimes. Every single time something went wrong, Kylie was the one who took charge and Max just sat there. I mean there wasn’t much he could do in those situations, but I still wished he would man up a little bit.
This story is told from five different points of view. Even though I had a hard time keeping track of who was talking at times, I felt the multiple POV worked in this book. I really liked getting to know more about each character and their backgrounds.
Overall, I thought From What I Remember was a great summertime read and I’m looking forward to reading more from these two authors!

My Rating:
4/5 Stars

*Book Source: Netgalley

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