language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of "’bow chicka wow wow’”
there were so many.
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plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He
just wishes girls wouldn't change the game from sex to relationships. It makes
him look like an asshole. But when Sam's best friend, Ally Klinger, gets
dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then
screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It's Sam's chance to create the
perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam's Three Step Guide
to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and
before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it's
driving him nuts. Told from Sam's and Ally's alternating POVs, Sam Cruz's
Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced romantic comedy that follows
these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship.
This book contains
strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of "bow chicka wow wow."
smile a few times” funny, but “I laughed out loud and got strange looks from
strangers” funny. Like, on every page.
I loved the hilarious banter between
Ally and Sam. Their one liners and inside jokes. The scenes and situations that
Tallulah wrote I could picture in my head at every second, which made the
hilarity of what was going on even more real. I mean, this should be a movie.
Granted, it probably wouldn’t be appropriate for the kiddos out there because of
all the bow chicka wow wow.
reading it: If you go into this with the mindset that this is supposed to be
some serious, profound book, you’re going to be disappointed. Possibly even
disgusted. But, if you go into this book with the mindset of “it is what it is”,
you’ll appreciate what Ally’s trying to do and Sam’s struggle with turning his
best friend into himself. That’s how I was able to enjoy this book as much as I
did and read it in less than a day.
a YA book to be about, Tallulah does it in a way that somehow, is completely
un-vulgar. She has mad skill in the dialogue department and the setup of the
relationship between Ally and Sam right from the beginning. I think it’s
because alternating chapters are told from either Sam or Ally’s POV.
remember it was Sam’s head I was in. Talk about confusing. The only other thing
I had an issue with, was when a certain secret was spilled, suddenly everyone
knew, but I don't remember ever reading a scene where the friends were told about said secret. It just all of a sudden, was.
Given their history and backgrounds, the pace in which the evolution happened
was totally believable. Especially the end. Which I won’t spoil for you. But I'll for sure be on the prowl for more of Tallulah's books.
to get this speech back on a more manly track. ‘So deal with it.’ There. Balls
and you get cautious looks from strangers, and then pass the book on to a