It was actually the book’s cover and title that caught my attention, even more so than anything else. It looked different from most YA books that I’ve read lately, a bit less “realistic”, so I went for it.
Sadly, I wasn’t all that impressed in most ways. The storyline was pretty cliche, as was the “mean older sister”, “awkward girl with crush on hot lifeguard”, and “poor misunderstood protagonist” tropes. These were all played out right from the beginning to the end, and at times each was rather irksome because it felt like they overrode the whole rest of the novel and all of the main action.