Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review: Wild Cards

Wild Cards
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Derek Fitzpatrick has pulled his last prank. At least it is his last prank at his boarding school. Now his stepmother plans to move them to her childhood home while his father is deployed on a submarine. Derek is just waiting to get out of high school so that he can be on his own and away from everyone else’s family drama. Ashtyn Parker has recently been voted team captain for her football team. Her boyfriend is the star quarterback and decides to leave her and the team to join a rival team. She must learn who to trust and who to love while also determining how much football really means to her.

Wild Cards is told in alternating chapters between Derek and Ashtyn. The spark of attraction is felt and denied by both right from the start. Elkeles once again creates high school romance drama that will entice readers. Although not many readers will relate to it exactly with the star football player being a girl, the rest of the issues presented are believable and capture the reader from the beginning. This is definitely more of a relationship book than a sports book, but I can see male and female readers alike flocking to this new series. I can’t wait to see where Elkeles takes these characters.

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