(Review) The Promise of Amazing
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Pages: 370 (hardcover)
Genre: Young Adult
My Goodreads Rating: 3 stars
Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.
Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.
One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.
I just realized that I'm about four years late for this book/review, but I bought it on a whim, read it, and here we are.
This book didn't really have anything overwhelming or super special about it. It kept my attention and was sweet, but I didn't really fall in love with any of the characters.
They synopsis pretty much says it all about Wren. She's kind of boring. There's nothing spectacular about her, truly. She doesn't really have any aspirations and the only boyfriend she'd ever had was a friend of her brother's.
When Grayson comes into the picture he immediately falls for her. I guess it's saying a lot about him because he doesn't actually care about anyone. His interactions with girls are terrible. He's kind of terrible.
Meeting Wren definitely changes Grayson, but he makes a lot of mistakes in an effort to save Wren from, well, him. While they are definitely cute together, they make some pretty dumb decisions. I did like they both obviously grew throughout the story, but there was some silliness that I could have done without.