Monday, September 21, 2015
Say You Will by Eric Walters
It's no secret that anyone who knows me, knows that I love reading Eric Walter's books. So when I saw this one at Chapters this summer, I picked it up without ever reading the back. It took me a while to get back to reading YA books because I was reading mostly adult books over the summer, but now that school is back in session, I need to work my way through a very large pile of books I have purchased!
Say You Will is about the new fad of big elaborate "promposals" where boys go out of their way to make a very public and expensive show of asking a girl to the prom with them. In this story, Sam is a very smart young man who is trying to learn to fit in. He is lucky to have his two best friends to support him, but he is working very hard to seem like just a regular guy. After watching a promposal, Sam decides he is going to risk asking the girl he likes to go to the prom with him. He is willing to risk spending lots of money and facing the fear of public rejection. His best friends think he is crazy and his parents are worried he will get hurt, but nothing will stop Sam from coming up with an unusual promposal for the girl he is interested in.
This was a cute book, a very fast read. I like that Walters wrote a book that is more geared towards girls- not that boys wouldn't enjoy the book, but I think more girls would be drawn to it. That is a nice change because most of his books tend to be written for male audiences, although because the stories are so compelling, girls also enjoy them. I can see many grade 8 girls enjoying this book! I have a few I am going to pass it onto.