Laila Nixon was inducted into the boys club at 5 years old when she first moved into town. These boys have been her peeps all of her life.
Laila is a smart high school girl that doesn’t give a crap what others think of her. She has a foot-in-the-mouth complex—she speaks first, thinks later, which gets her into trouble. She’s a classy chick who’s lucky to have her boys who will stick up for her. Each guy is different, but they all matter to her, and because of them she is hated and envied by the other girls in school. Yes, she can have a good, solid relationship with the boys without it being romantic.
The truth is: could one guy feel more for Laila than friendship? Haden is a sweet, quiet, and talented artist. He’s always been one of Laila’s best friends.
Favorite Haden quote: “You’re smart and strong. I see everything you’ve put up with and you never let it get to you. You’re comfortable being you. You cuss like a sailor, eat like a guy, and have the looks of a model. From the time we were kids, you were always the coolest chick I knew and I couldn’t help but fall in love with you.” (49) WOW, sweet!
Overall this is a good YA story. It’s about a high school girl finding out who she really is with her male posse. It goes to show you that things don’t stay the same and “some changes are necessary.” Her 18th birthday was the best; the guys really went all out for her.
But what will happen with Laila and Haden after graduation?
Towards the end, story kind of tapered off, becoming less and less interesting.
My rating: 3.5 stars