Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chasing Romeo by A. J. Byrd

Anjenai, Kierra, and Tyler have been BFFs for what feels like eternity now; they always have each other's back. So on the first day of school when trouble brewing at the bus stop lands the girls in the principle's office, they're there for each other. That's where it all begins; in the principle's office where they meet the Redbones, the most popular girl trio group in the entire school, and where they first catch sight of Romeo Blackwell, the boy of all of their dreams. They never could've guessed what getting involved with the in-crowd would lead to. Fights with the Redbones over everything from winning Romeo's heart to getting a certain lunch table has their friendship in distress. Is their bond strong enough to get through this together, or will the drama get the best of them?

I thought Chasing Romeo was definitely a well thought-out book and the author, A. J. Byrd, did a nice job of writing it. The story got better and more intense with the turning of every page. I was looking forward to the conclusion to put the curiosity of what would happen next to rest. This was definitely a tough-girl novel and for the most part enjoyable, but one thing I honestly didn't enjoy or approve of was the characters' nasty and vile behaviors or the constant and unnecessary cussing, swearing, and foul language that was spewed throughout almost every page. Overall, though, the story kept my interest fairly well and didn't take excessively long to read. The word choice was definitely appropriate for young adult readers and easy enough to understand. The author chose a good plotline and created a very dramatic story that I'm sure will please many. Be sure to look for the continuation of the BFFs' story in the upcoming sequel to Chasing Romeo.

There was a lot of swearing, cussing, and foul language. As well as sexual suggestions, alcohol/drinking, and a lot of fighting.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA USA