Title: The Stillburrow Crush Author: Linda Kage Rating: 3 Shooting Stars
Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper.
But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?
The Stillburrow Crush is a cute young adult story about a girl falling for the "popular" guy. The live in this small town called Stillburrow where everyone is always in everyone's business, and gossip spreads like wildfire. Carrie feels like people look down on her because her mother got pregnant when she was a senior in high school, and her father is the town mechanic. She and most of the other teenagers in school seem to be quite prejudice when it comes to things like money, and getting pregnant and married at a young age. This story shows you how dumb it is for people to have this kind of mind set, and it can be really hurtful to others. I enjoyed reading this book for the most part, but it wasn't a good, or great book. It was only okay. Also there is some romance between Luke, and Carrie that was very enjoyable to read about. Carrie is a good character, she's different than a lot of character's I've read about, she is just brutally honest even if it could hurt someone's feelings. It makes her a very strong character, and she was the main reason I enjoyed this story. I rate it a 3 out of 5 stars!