Today’s Second Chance Sunday is So I’m a Double Threat, a self published book I found 2 years ago that I just fell in love with. And in the terms of full disclosure I’m going to come right out and say that Julie is a friend of mine. I want that on the record. But I also want it on the record that I didn’t become friends with Julie until after I found her book/series/books and loved them. Since then I have been privy to ARCs of her stories, the pleasure of writing the description for them, and I was even written into the series. But really The Double Threat series is just a fun read that makes you happy you aren’t in high school anymore and makes you want to feel those sparks when you are just falling in love all over again. Alex…I want to choke you sometimes, but I still ♥ you to pieces!
Title: So I’m a Double Threat (Double Threat series) [Amazon]
Author: Julie Prestsater [website]
Publisher: Self Published – Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Stars: 5 out of 5
Megan Miller, a freshman at Carver High and a Double Threat, the perfect combination of smart and popular. She’s got the grades, she’s got the friends, and she’s got the connections. Freshman year should be a breeze, but it’s not. How can it be when you have boys, boys and boys on the brain. And really only one in particular. Alex Aguilar…the boy of Meg’s dreams. They met at a party and Meg’s whole world shifted. The spark was there, there was no denying it. But could that spark lead to more? Can a Senior and Freshman really make a go of it no matter what kind of connection they share? Or will outside circumstances ruin not only Meg’s Freshman year, but her chance at hooking the guy of her dreams. Being a Double Threat is supposed to make you special, but is it worth it if you don’t get your crush?
What to say about this book?!?! I mean really, what can I say about a book that makes me smile months after reading it! I loved it, just completely loved it.
I had had my NOOK for only a few months when I started to get into reading YA books. Anyway I was scanning the books available when I came across So I’m a Double Threat. The subject seemed interesting enough and the price couldn’t be beat so I got it. Well THANK GOODNESS I DID! This book was seriously awesome! It has everything a good YA book should have to keep a reader interested.
You start with a core group of girls that are best friends and starting their freshman year. They are nervous and excited and aware of the fact that things are going to change…and change they do. Instead of it being just them, boys get added to the mix and then everything is different. They all of a sudden find themselves having to navigate through not only the pressures of school but back stabbing, crushes, fights, uncertainties and Moms that are obsessed with NKOTB(not that I can blame them! :-)) and Ryan Seacrest. As time progresses they find their groove and their place, but things are forever different.
As there are many characters in this amazing story of growing up, Meg and Alex are my favorites. They start as uncertain acquaintances, morph into friends and then go from there. Watching all the shifts in their relationship was so fun and nerve wracking and left me wanting more and still does.
Julie Prestsater crafted such an amazing story that I instantly fell in love and makes me want more. And honestly sometimes makes we wish I was back in high school. I said sometimes. 😉
A definite must read! Do it! You won’t be disappointed!