MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED (SUPERLATIVES #3)
by Jennifer Echols
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Expected Publication: 4 Aug 2015, Simon Pulse
Pages: eARC | Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Source: eARC provided
Organized by: The Fantastic Flying Book Club
In this sexy conclusion to The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Sawyer and Kaye might just be perfect for each other—if only they could admit it.
As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school—student government, cheerleading, stellar grades—has been in preparation for that future.
To his entire class, Sawyer is an irreverent bad boy. His antics on the field as school mascot and his love of partying have earned him total slacker status. But while he and Kaye appear to be opposites on every level, fate—and their friends—keep conspiring to throw them together. Perhaps the seniors see the simmering attraction Kaye and Sawyer are unwilling to acknowledge to themselves…
As the year unfolds, Kaye begins to realize her ideal life is not what she thought. And Sawyer decides it’s finally time to let down the facade and show everyone who he really is. Is a relationship between them most likely to succeed—or will it be their favorite mistake?
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Superlatives #1: BIGGEST FLIRTS
Superlatives #2: PERFECT COUPLE
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.
THIS BOOK! THIS BOOK! THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
*more exclamation points*
Sawyer is just. So. So. So. So. So.
How do you even I can’t This is impossible I’m sorry for failing you This is just ridiculous It’s so inhuman of you to ask me to do this You are so evil
This book is freaking full of amazing things. And lovely emotional things. If you are not into teenage romance drama, this book is not for you. Because that’s what this is. Heavy teenage drama. Along with the hormones.
And it worked for me.
GOODNESS I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH.
SAWYER IS LIFE.
Actually, I hate Sawyer. But I love him. UGH LIFE IS SO HARD.
Okay, moving on to much more important notes.
Most Likely To Succeed is the kind of book that sucks you in. Once you’re in, there’s no way out. Even if you try to take your mind off of it for a little while or pause reading for some reason, it will always be there. Just in the back of your mind, haunting you, begging you to pick up from where you left and dash to the ending. It was one fun ending. I’d say it’s one of those. THAT ENDING!!!
The plot… the plot is kind of messy… I guess? The Superlatives was not exactly explained properly. But as the plot moves, it gets a little bit clearer and you kind of get the gist of the whole thing. I honestly didn’t expect it would be what it is, though. Nevertheless, it kind of started from the Most Likely to Succeed thing and then grew into something more.
The romance was crazy. Yerp, I think crazy would be a really perfect way to describe it. Who has something for forbidden romance? Well, this is not entirely like that but sort of. It’s just the well, like any forbidden romance: the parents problem.
In this book, one thing I noticed was that no one knows how to hide his/her problems to anyone. At. All. I don’t know what to make out of that but I think it’s because it’s the small town curse. So there, I’ll just leave that piece of observation right here and do whatever you want to do with it.
Next, the characters. Kaye is actually normal. Pretty much, yeah. Because trying so hard to be who you’re not meant to be or who you don’t really want to be or who you’re really not comfortable to be is taxing. And destructive. And the only way to break out of the chain is speak up and cut that bind. To put it simply, the character development was everything. I love it. I love it. I love it. And Sawyer… Sawyer is everything. Period. Read this for Sawyer. He’s this cute ball of fluffiness and realness and just angst and madness and coolness and everything. He’s almost unreal.
(Yes, I actually love what I did with that quote)
I love the diversity aka Kaye being Native American. And Sawyer being not… and them together is just adorable. LIKE SUPER ADORBS. (I hate that term – adorbs.) But yeah. I am shipping them so hard.
Most Likely To Succeed is written in Kaye’s POV in first person. Personally, I like Jennifer’s writing. This is my second book of hers (and I mean to read the first two books in this series which means I am planning to read this series like the way I read the Dearest series – starting from the third book.) so I am familiar with her writing. I don’t have much to say aside from it’s beautiful and you should definitely check out her books. (Because she has written tons.)
Overall, this review took me about four hours to write, which is probably a record. Most Likely To Succeed shed some light on something that is often overlooked. How much a parent’s expectations/hopes/plans for his/her child affects the child himself/herself. It is never right to force someone to be who you wanted to be or who you think he/she should be. Everyone makes mistakes and preventing someone make mistakes is simply taking their chance to learn on their own. And as they say, experience is the best teacher. Let someone grow into who he/she is meant to be but never forget to remind that person that you have his/her back. That’s the best thing you can do – support.And believing in him/her.
I would recommend this to everyone who like crazy teenage romance drama but I should say that this is a bit rated PG soooooo yeah *wink*
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