"I was fourteen when it happened. The day the Mackey’s moved into the house next door. The day that changed my life, as much as it was, forever. A tiny, blonde girl standing on my doorstep would be the beginning of the craziness which became my life. This girl became my best friend, my confidant and side kick. She also introduced me to the love of my life."
Chloe, a computer and gaming nerd, hides behind the scenes in school and keeps to herself. Mina enters her world like a hurricane, helping her find herself and introduces her to Leo, Mina’s gorgeous older brother. Chloe instantly developed a crush, but knows he only sees her as Mina’s best friend. Or does he?
Leo, graduating high school and trying to figure out what to do with his life, becomes immediately mesmerized by a gorgeous, tall brunette, dancing like she hadn’t a care in the world and laughing without restraint. Dumbfounded to find out this amazingly beautiful girl is Chloe, Mina’s best friend. He fights against his desire, determined he and Chloe cannot be together. But how long can you fight against true love?
All Grown Up is a laugh out loud, heartwarming and heart breaking tale following the lives of Chloe and Leo and all of their misfit friends. Through long distance and separate paths of life, can true love prevail once you’re all grown up?
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The end was better
This book was redeemable for two reasons.
1) I really enjoyed the Leo/Chloe relationship. I found myself rooting for them.
2) The end was so much better than the rest of the book.
Let me say that I like the concept; there's something so warm and fuzzy about the fall-for-the-best-friend's-brother schtick. However, I felt the writing fell short. It was extremely exposition all and I found myself getting bored with the staccato, telling-not-showing writing. I felt like the book should have been limited to Leo's and Chloe's POVs as well. I see why the random POVs were included, but really, they were unnecessary.
I also thought that, while there was a lot of telling, there's wasn't much explaining. I get it, teenagers/young people don't always talk things out, but I feel like what happened between Chloe and Leo was sudden and confusing for me. On that vein, The author glided over years of story and it was off-putting. I think she could've started with the prologue about meeting the Mackeys and then jumping into Senior year where things really started to heat up.
I was annoyed by grammatical and punctuation errors ("moment" was always capitalized). Her beta readers or whoever she used to proofread fell short in many ways.