Title: The Ex Games Author: Jennifer Echols Rating: 3 Shooting Stars
Brace yourself for the battle of the exes... Hayden and Nick used to be a hot item, but their brief affair ended with a highly publicized breakup. Now the two are "just friends," excluding the occasional flirtation. When Hayden wins the girls' division of a local snowboarding competition, Nick is unimpressed, claiming that Hayden wouldn't have a chance against a guy. Hayden calls Nick's bluff and challenges him to a head-to-head boarding contest. Their mutual friends quickly take sides, the girls on Hayden's and the boys on Nick's, making for an all-out battle of the sexes. This friendly competition is bound to get heated—and they might end up igniting some old flames.
The Ex Games is a young adult romantic comedy. It's about Hayden and her ex boyfriend Nick, challenging each other to a snow boarding competition, to see if a girl can really beat a boy at snow boarding. However things start to get out of control when it's not just Nick and Hayden and there friends going to be showing up to the competition. Somehow every one all over town has heard about it, and will be showing it. It turns out to be this huge deal, but Hayden has a problem, she's afraid of heights since she broke her leg more than four years ago. I enjoyed this book a lot, it was very entertaining, and funny. But the fact that Nick and Hayden keep having these same "arguments" and doing the same thing to each other repeatedly got very annoying. It really made my opinion drop of the book because of this. Otherwise it was a very well written book, with an interesting plot, and lots of high school drama, and girl vs. boy competition! I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. It would have been a lot better if certain things in the book weren't constantly being repeated.