Clear prose makes this a fun, fast read. Events unfold simply in the relationship between Grayson and Wren, who provoke both smiles and winces as they wrestle with their emotions, generating both cute and awkward moments that anyone can relate to.

After getting expelled, Grayson is trying to put the past behind him; then he sees Wren. Wren is trying to figure out what to do with her life, but doesn’t know where to start. She meets Grayson and suddenly things change. However, when Grayson’s friends start pulling him back into his old ways, things spin even further out of control, forcing them together as they look for a solution. (BALZER + BRAY, Jan., 384 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780062279484, HC, 14 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Asia Alsgaard