Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
Before this all happened, the closest I'd ever come to getting physical with a guy was playing the board game Operation. Okay, so maybe that sounds pathetic, but it's not like there were any guys at my high school who I cared to share more than three words with, let alone my body. Then I met Wes, a track star senior from across town. Maybe it was his soulful blue eyes, or maybe my hormones just started raging. Either way, I was hooked. And after a while, he was too. I couldn't believe how intense my feelings became, or the fact that I was seeing—and touching—parts of the body I'd only read about in my Gray's Anatomy textbook. You could say Wes and I experienced a lot of firsts together that spring. It was scary. It was fun. It was love. And then came the fall.
I so wanted to enjoy this book more. The plot sounds great and it reminds me of Judy Blume's Forever which is one of those classics. I just could not connect with Dominique, the main character. I know there's being crazy in love, but at times, Dom was just crazy. I just got so irritated with her doing just about anything for Wes, but not getting that much in return (in my opinion). Plus, there were so many feelings that she was not willing to tell Wes, which made me feel like there was a whole side to her that she wasn't willing to show the person she "loved".
So why 3 stars?
As much as this book struck a nerve with me, I couldn't put it down, and I don't know why. Maybe I was just wanting to get to the part where she came to her senses or just a resolution in general. I just had to finish this book. So, I figure, if a book has me that hooked, it deserves at least three stars- despite it's protagonist.