The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre Book Review
“They’re fooling themselves,” I say. “Life doesn’t get better if you look away.”
Sage is the girl who brightens everyone’s day. Everyone knows her, the “Princess Post-It” girl. However, no one knows the truth. Who she really is, and what exactly happened in her past that caused her to move here. Sage wants to keep it that way, at all costs. If anyone finds out about her past, it’ll ruin her reputation. Crush her. Destroy her. She fears that no one will want to be her friend. No one will even want to be near her.
Then, one day, Shane Cavendish, a newbie, strolls into Sage’s math class. He’s all the things Sage never knew she wanted within a guy. A bit quiet, antisocial, and extremely beautiful. Unlike Sage, Shane just wants to be left alone. Get through this year without causing any trouble, any attention to himself. After all, this school is his last chance.
What will happen if an unlikely pair, the two misfits, Sage and Shane get together? Read this book to find out!
I enjoyed how this was a cute, cheesy contemporary romance, but liked that it also focused on some serious issues. This book showed that love does not always make everything perfect, an important concept often misrepresented by romance movies.
Instead, the two main characters in this book gradually learn that they have one another to lean on, but cannot always rely on each other to fix everything and make it all right. After all, there are some events which just can’t be controlled in life.
Overall, I liked this book since it showed that sometimes one’s life must fall apart before everything can return to normal once again.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars