Wrong About The Guy
By: Claire LaZebnik
Available April 2015
Claire LaZebnik’s latest twist on a beloved classic asks the age old question: Could the girl who knows everything be wrong about the guy?
As the stepdaughter of a TV star, Ellie Withers has it all: an amazing house in LA, a devoted friend who loved her before she even knew who Ellie’s stepfather was, and a burgeoning romance with handsome Aaron Marquand. But Ellie isn’t the kind of person who’s content with simply having it all—the people in her life have to be equally happy. And, of course, she knows exactly what they need.
When Ellie’s plans for her family, her friends, and even her love life don’t turn out the way she imagined, she begins to wonder if maybe she could stand to learn a thing or two after all. Most surprising, though, is that the perfect person to teach her is the last person she’d expect.
This Blonde’s Review:
Ellie is one of those girls who thinks she can make everything around her into what she wants it to be. She thinks she knows what is best for herself and the people around her and is willing to push to make those things happen. She loves her family and the few friends she lets close.
I really enjoyed Ellie. She’s spoiled but she’s a good person at heart. She wants to do the right thing and take care of people she cares about. If that means pushing everyone into believing the same things she does then that’s what she’ll do. Ellie isn’t right as often as she thinks.
Watching Ellie learn that she isn’t right about everything was great. She’s surprised to learn about all of the things that she is wrong about. She risks important relationships trying to maneuver everything into what she wants. She has to accept that sometimes life is about allowing others to make their own decisions and accepting that we won’t always know what is best for others. We have to allow them to see what is best for themselves too.
If you enjoy books with characters who have to accept that they don’t have all the answers then you’ll enjoy Ellie.