Review: Varsity Captain by Ginger Scott

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

June Mabee is a lot of things. 
She’s the girl next door.
She’s the best friend I ever had.
She was my first kiss, as awkward as it was. 
And she’s the last person I should have feelings for. Ever.

Two years ago, I cut all ties with her because I had no choice. No more late night phone calls, no hellos or goodbyes, not even a passing smile. I left her to wonder what happened to the us we used to be. We were best friends, and then suddenly…we weren’t. And I know it hurt. But the truth would have hurt her more, and being anything with June would have destroyed my family. 

For a while, we managed to exist a hundred feet apart with no connection at all. She changed schools. I kept busy. We existed, apart. But no matter how hard I tried to not think about her, I just couldn’t stay away from the funny, adventurous, steadfast girl with wild green eyes. 

She’s back. We’re seniors now. We’ve grown—all of us. And while I might be different, she’s different too. She takes risks, stands up for herself and doesn’t back down. The more we’re forced together, the more I miss her. But for June to be a part of my story, I need to tell her the whole truth, everything that happened. And I’m not sure any of us are ready for that.


My Thoughts:

Author Ginger Scott can always be counted on for a good read.  Her writing style and storytelling are perfection.  In Varsity Captain, the author gives us a story of angst, family drama and love from the guy’s point of view.

Lucas Fuller and June Mabee were first introduced to readers in Varsity Heartbreaker- a fabulous five-star read.  We re-read their story in Varsity Captain from Lucas’ point-of view.  Ms. Scott has given readers a little something more than just a simple retelling.  Seeing June from Lucas’ perspective is quite interesting. The best part is feeling everything that is impacting Lucas.  Ms. Scott excels at drawing her readers into her stories and making us truly feel the anguish and novelty of the tumultuous teen years.  That twilight between being a child and being an adult can be trying!

While the plot is not new, the character development and new perspective are excellent. I enjoyed getting this new take on a great coming-of-age story.

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