In Real Life by Jessica Love
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In Real Life is a interesting young adult contemporary.
Summery From Goodreads:
Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.
There's just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.
Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she's supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.
Hannah's surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can't be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.
I really didn't expect this book to take place so dominantly in Las Vegas. I mean, the kids (all underage) went to bars and clubs without really worrying. They were irresponsible and it was just strange.
However, I did like hearing about Sin City. It was interesting how the teens lived in the days thy were there.
Nick and Hannah were only online friends. That was sweet, and nowdays could happen a lot. When they met, it of course had to work the way it would in real life. I thought they would be a perfect couple, but I did like Nick's existing girlfriend. She was sweet and kind, even to the girl trying to steal Nick from her.
Hannah was a good kid. She followed the rules, and was good in school. She was taking a huge risk when she lied to her parents and went to see Nick. Nick was a boy in Los Vegas, and he is pretending to be someone who he is not. He still is nice though.
Overall, this is a sweet contemporary romance.
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