My Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West–and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing–down to number four.
Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben’s, including give up sleep and comic books–well, maybe not comic books–but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it’s time to declare a champion once and for all.
The war is Trixie’s for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben’s cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie’s best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they’re on–and they might not pick the same side.
From what I could tell about relationships and love and all that noise, it needed to be more than just mathematically reasonable.
First of all, that synopsis from Goodreads gave too much details. I think it already sold it at the second paragraph, so the last one could have been left behind because it tells a bit too much. Second, I don’t read comic books and watch Doctor Who, ALL THOSE REFERENCES MADE ME FEEL INADEQUATE for this book. And third, GOSH THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING, I LOVE IT TOO MUCH. Continue reading