☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
About the Book:
Oh, for the love of an angsty YA romance! Ginger Scott has done it again with her latest novel, Varsity Heartbreaker. It’s amazing how her love of sports shines through her novels in such a way as to draw in even the most stubborn sports non-enthusiast.
Ms. Scott returns to her roots as a YA romance novelist. In Varsity Heartbreaker she gives her readers a lot of angst, a little sports, and much to smile about. Her writing is a pleasure to read. The plot flows nicely, the dialogue is authentic, and her characters are realistically portrayed. The main characters, Lucas and June, are far from perfect. Lucas seems like a golden boy; he’s a winning QB with a bright future. He’s the one-time best friend and next-door neighbor who now scowls and torments June. June wears a dark cloud over her head like Eeyore; she has one heartbreak after another, and she has come to expect nothing more than that from her life. For me, it took a twist in the story to find reasons to get behind these two characters. June’s mom, her best friend, Abby, and another classmate, Tory, bring much to the story. In fact, June’s mom is the standout character who I was most intrigued about.
Ms. Scott plays June and Lucas’ push-pull relationship well. The stolen glances turn into sneers when caught. The discovered secret becomes a potential weapon. The observed interaction becomes a source of concern. Their teenaged hormones, wants, desires, and hurts are all over the place. Even the parent-teen dynamic is fantastically portrayed; it is a balanced depiction without stereotypes or caricatures. June’s growth through her senior year of high school is heartwarming. From the first day of school to her graduation is quite the transformation. The story started with despair and ends with love and hope for the future.
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About the Author: Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).
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