The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols is about a girl named Gemma, who has recently lost a lot of weight. The book starts with Gemma trying for the majorette team. She’s deals with a friend who doesn’t support her, because she not supposed to be the type of girl that joins a majorette team. She also deals with her evil best friend Addison. In Majorette camp she meets a very cute kicker named Max. Unfortunately, her best friend Addison also takes an interest in him. Max begins to see Addison, but has a strong attraction to Gemma. And as Gemma begins to see Max’s team mate she also feels a strong connection with Max.
OUR RATING: 4 out of 5 twirling stars
We loved that it wasn’t just about Gemma losing weight and becoming liked because of that. Max seemed so nice, but at the same time you wanted to shake him for hooking up with Addison. Oh Addison how much did we dislike you? Let us count the ways. You want to go into the book and hit her, though we don’t condone violence. One big issue we had is with the cover. Max is Japanese but the guy on the cover isn’t. Why didn’t they get an Asian model?
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