Whitney is everything that her mother wants her to be. Blonde, dating a football player, on the cheer-leading squad and going to her mother's alma mater for college next year. But when Whitney gets a D in calculus, she is forced to get a tutor. Taylor is only who he is because he has made his choices. He looks after him self and his sister. He is trying to make the best of a broken past. When he meets Whitney he is resilient to let his feelings grow, she is after all just like all the other popular girls. Can Whitney break through her mother made mold to find out what she wants in life and to forge her own path?
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was one of the better Teen fictions books out there today. Not just about falling in love, but about falling into life and finding out what you want to be. I love that Whitney was a Christian and relied on prayer as she made each choice. She made mistakes but she made them on her own without being to what to do by her mother. Whitney is a wonderful lead in this story and her blooming relationship with Taylor was beautifully done. It didn't feel embellished at all, but more like something natural that occurred. I would definitely recommend this book to any high school girl, or even older. Such a great story and full of lessons to learn.
It's senior year, and Whitney Richards is tired of the constant pressures to be perfect. When she gets a D in Calculus, her mother immediately hires a tutor, worried Whitney won't get into the 'right' college---her alma mater---with imperfect grades. Her tutor, Taylor, is a quiet, mysterious boy who is unlike anyone Whitney has met before. But Taylor's rougher upbringing has her mother and friends discouraging any type of relationship. Tired of having to play a part for everyone else, Whitney quits the cheerleading squad that once defined her social identity, and begins spending more time with Taylor. Her mom and friends worry Whitney is making a huge mistake, and even Taylor begins to show concern for some of her choices. But for the first time, Whitney is in the driver's seat of her life. Will she be able to find her identity---and God's plan for her life---before she throws everything away?