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*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“My great-grandfather had it built in 1940 for the daughter he never ended up having. My grandfather didn’t have any girls either,” Sloane said.
“This room’s been waiting for you since 1940?” I said. “That’s creepy.”
“You have no idea. This is a replica of an actual doll’s house in a museum in Chicago,” Sloane said. “It’s Sleeping Beauty’s room.”
“And you sleep in a bed she lay comatose in? No one between 1940 and now saw how symbolically messed up that is?” I said.
“I never wanted to be a princess,” Sloane said.
I was so happy to find out Stephanie Tromly’s Trouble Is a Friend of Mine was getting a sequel. While I do think this one does suffer a bit from a sophomore slump, it does set up a really interesting conclusion that I am really looking forward to. You can read my mini-review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
From the Goodreads Synopsis:
“Achieving high school “normal” wasn’t as hard as Zoe Webster expected, but she’s beginning to think Hollywood oversold how much fun it all is. Isn’t dating a jock supposed to be one long Instagram dream? Shouldn’t she enjoy gossiping 24/7 with her two BFFs? And isn’t this, the last year before the finish line that is Princeton, meant to be one of her best? If “normal” is the high school goal, why can’t Zoe get Philip Digby—decidedly abnormal, completely chaotic, possibly unbalanced, undoubtedly rude, and somehow…entirely magnetic—out of her mind?
However normal Zoe’s life finally is, it’s about to get blown up (metaphorically. This time. She hopes, anyway.*) when Digby shows up on her doorstep. Again. Needing her help to find his kidnapped sister. Still. Full of over-the-top schemes and ready to send Zoe’s life into a higher gear. Again.
It’s time for Zoe Webster to choose between staying in the normal lane, or taking a major detour with Digby (and finally figuring out what that stolen kiss actually meant to him).
Guess which she chooses?
* This is a mistake; Zoe should know better than to expect there not to be explosions when Digby is in town.”