4 stars YF/JF
I can sum this up with one word-- cute.
In a kind of saccharine way. ;)
This super sweet love story is the kind of teenage romance I'd love for my daughter to read and enjoy one day-- but I fear that with today's society and the crap teens are fed from the media, no teen (older teen at least) is going to take this book seriously.
So I would recommend this for younger girls-- maybe the 8-12 crowd. Maybe if we get cute simple love stories in their hands and heads early we can prevent some of the craziness of the world from getting to them.
It's cute the way Gidget is cute. A love story from a simpler time. One that by today's screwy standards (or maybe lack of standards?) may seem childish. Which coincidentally is exactly what Jane does NOT want to appear.
This book also has a great message about being one's self and not basing self-image on a relationship.
All in all it was good. The teen drama moments got a little annoying, but they were true to life, so what can you do? :D
This book is for the Shelf Discovery Challenge and counts for the Support Your Local Library Challenge!