KYLIE: Tijuana WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.MAX: It all started with Kylie’s laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we’re stranded in TIjuana. WIth less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring thier passports across the border–but there’s no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.
LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can’t completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It’s even clearer now. And I’m not giving him up without a fight
Genre: YA Contemporary, Love
Published May 15th 2012 by Hyperion
copy received from publisher
Synopsis from goodreads
How do you usually find your next favorite books? Well, sometimes they just happen to find you! From What I Remember… was a book I wouldn’t have picked up myself, but when I got a Galley I couldn’t resist giving it a try. Boy – how glad I was this book jumped my like this!!
When we open the book, we are confronted with a scene where Kylie lays in bed with gorgeous Max somewhere in ….Mexico. But, she has no idea how that happened and.. more importantly why on earth Max is lying beside here…
The opening scene was perfection, it teases you to the point where you want, no - where you need to know how the hell all this happned to Kylie! I love beginnings like this!
Kylie the the school nerd! Always learning, having the best grades and clearly, she does not belong to the popular crowd.. at all! Her only friend is Will – gay and rich outcast who is the best friend you can always wish for!
Then there is Max – school’s most popular and incredibly gorgeous boy who never looked twice at Kylie before. In addition we have Max’s grilfriend Lily.
Although I am usually not a big fan of so many POV in one story, here, it worked effordless and each voices was honest and very distinct from each other!However, May and Kylie are the real protagonists and their voices are the driving force of the story!
Apart from the fact that this story is simply cute, sexy and fun. There is much more to it. Each character has their own problems none of them truly liked talking about. It’s a story about finding your own self. How are you on the outside but who do you really want to be. Self Finding, Growing Up and disvering who you could be! This mix worked perfectly together and truly gave a little depth to this otherwise super fun and romantic storyline.
I simply loved getting to know each one of them better and discover what who they really want to be.
The surprising, unfolding love between Max and Kylie was made of wonderment and cuteness. Those two couldn’t be more different from each other – on the outside. But, forced on this trip to Mexico together made them realize that this is not true, in fact they share much more than both of them would have ever imagined! I loved their romance so much, I loved following them falling for each other. I had butterflies in my stomach! Sexy and unbearably cute romantic scenes stirred the emotions that will touch your heart. With me being me, I had tears in my yes so many times – heartbreaking and incredibly touching scenes made sure to trigger emotions!
Smashing, Cute and Sexy. From What I Remember… is a excitingly beautiful story with love, self-discovery and a thrilling set of characters. If you look for a lovely coming of age novel, that will touch your heart, make you laugh and cry – then you most definitely should pick this one up. This book is movie material, explosive and romantic!
When putting together this post, I found out that this awesome author duo are both working in the film industry. Clearly, that’s why this book seemed so perfectly made for a movie! Also, the amazing author duo will be at the TEEN CARNIVAL in June during BEA! I hope I have a chance to tell them in person how much I Loved their book!