Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels is a cute story about a teenage girl dealing with life in a wheelchair. The book started with Lindy finding out she has a secret admirer. It turned out to be the popular guy in school, Mark. I would have liked to seen more interaction with Lindy and Mark before he asked her to the dance. It seems like their relationship started without them even knowing each other. Lindy really sees herself in a very negative light. As the main character of the story, I would have liked to see more of her inner thoughts and emotions. I felt like her emotions were skimmed over. Somehow I felt it was a bit degrading that Mark called her “hot wheels” and not her name. There were a lot of cliché terms used that I felt downgraded her emotions. All in all, it was a cute story. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a feel-good quick read.

Sophomore, Lindy Harris, is bound to a wheelchair. Being a social outcast, she spends most of her time in the school library reading poetry. Her world is turned up-side-down when the most popular boy in school asks her out. Lindy struggles with her own self-doubt that anyone would be attracted to her, especially Mark. When rumors start to spread, Lindy wonders if Mark is asking her to the school dance because he likes her, or does he have ulterior motives?

Book Blurb for Hot Wheels

Lindy Harris is a quiet, studious high school student who's in love with books. When she sees a note written in her favorite poetry book to "Hot Wheels", she's in disbelief. That's when she realizes the book belonged to the sender--Mark Ferry, the student body president. She's all but convinced when she finds out that he, of all people, wants to go out with her.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 3.00