Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176 pages
Release Date: September 14, 2012
Source of my copy: won
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
Amy Wyse has everything—except love. She doesn’t want a boyfriend to get in the way of her dreams of college and a swimming scholarship, goals toward which she’s worked hard. But then she’s swept off her feet by Chris Shepherd, an irresistible senior from the swim team. Suddenly Amy has romance and a promising future. Or does she? As she spends more and more time with Chris, her grades plummet and her swimming deteriorates. Amy thought she could have it all—but will she be left with nothing instead?
My First Love is about Amy Wyse's first experience with love and it was a fast read that I finished in a couple of days. The plot was straightforward, cute and fun. I liked Amy's character because I can relate to her. Amy and I are both good students with dreams of going to college and we both have parents that have high hopes for us. I can definitely picture myself in her shoes and since I haven't experienced my first love this book is a great escape for me. As for Chris Shepherd, he was nice and charming for the most part but at times I thought he was a little annoying because he would pressure Amy into hanging out with him when she needs to focus on school and swimming. But Chris did care for Amy and the ending was sweet.
Overall, My First Love a cliché, cheesy and a predictable read but cute nonetheless and I enjoyed it. Pick it up for a quick weekend read.