Title: Every Boy’s Got One
Author: Meg Cabot
Previous Books in the Series:
1. The Boy Next Door
2. Boy Meets Girl
Original Date Started: July 22, 2012
Original Date Finished: July 26, 2012
Format: ebook from the digital library
Jane Harris is excited, for the first time in her life she is leaving the wonderful NYC so she can go to Italy. Because her best friend is eloping and she can’t do so without her best friend/maid of honor. Of course, she might be a little bit too excited as she buys a few bottles of water for the trip and the guy behind her snorts. Not to mention the guy behind her starts a really loud phone conversation about something or other that she has to wonder what stick is up his ass? But she doesn’t have time to wonder, because Holly and Mark were supposed to meet her at the gate with Mark’s best friend Cal and she hasn’t seen them anywhere, what if they died in a horrible traffic accident?
They eventually do show up and it turns out that the guy who was behind Jane earlier is Mark’s best friend Cal. She is slightly disappointed to learn this information, but she won’t let it get her down about finally leaving the country or the fact that her best friend is getting married. She’ll get to know Cal and everything will be fine! Except it won’t when Cal turns out to be a foreign correspondent for the NY Journal, who’s finally come home only to be whisked away for his best friend’s elopement, because he doesn’t believe in marriage. And he plans to try and convince Mark that this whole elopement thing is a bad idea.
So I have to admit that this book in the Boy series wasn’t my favorite when I read it over four years ago. Compared to the other two books, it was kind of dry and I didn’t really like the fact that both parties – Cal and Jane – had a mutual dislike for each other from the get go. Now, four years later, it was actually entertaining to read. They reminded me a lot of Serena and Darien from Sailor Moon and how that relationship started out before things turned a little bit more romantically. The moments between Jane and Cal were quite hilarious and I loved that Jane journaled the whole trip, it kind of reminded me of The Princess Diaries and Mia’s overreactions. I also liked the fact that there were e-mails and Cal’s ‘journal’ too. It was interesting to see what was going on back in NYC and with Holly and Mark’s parents.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. After the craziness of the last book I read, this one was quick and not confusing at all. The story was cute and funny in all the right ways. I can’t wait to see what Cabot has in store for the next installment in the Boy’s series.
Bookshelf worthy? I own the other two, I should really see if I can get my hands on this one somewhere…