When Mike Kissed Emma
By Christine Marciniak
Emma Landon has a plan: she’s going to be in the high school musical and sing the most romantic song possible to her boyfriend. She’s not looking for the lead, just a decent part where she and Trevor can dance together on stage. The plan starts to unravel when she gets the starring role, and playing opposite her is not her perfect boyfriend, but the school loner, Biker Mike. When Mike kisses Emma at the school dance, everything changes. Emma must figure out what is more important—the way things look or something deeper.
This Blonde’s Review:
I liked Mike immediately. I like that he’s not afraid to be himself, even though he is judged for it. Emma is too concerned with her plan & what everyone thinks of her. Thankfully she is not Purposefully judgemental & is willing to see Mike’s true nature. She was slow to stand up to her friends, but she was a good person at heart. She has to decide what matters more, her friends & boyfriend or her feelings & doing what she knows is right.
I didn’t care much for the end since it essentially stopped when she made her choice & they rode off into the sunset. No wrapup on what happened with the other guy or how they’ll all manage in the same group of people. So we are left wondering if they want nothing to do with each other or have no hard feelings. She gives a ligt message of don’t judge, but this really is a light read with little emotional depth.
This was a cute easy read. If you enjoy a light YA story about girl meets boy, you’ll enjoy this one.