Wednesday, March 4, 2020

🍭 Review ~ I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES by Kelly Anne Blount 🍭


Dear Fuller James,

As you know, you are one of the lead characters in Kelly Anne Blount’s I Hate You, Fuller James. I read the blurb for your story and I thought, “Yeah. This is something I can really get into.” I then saw the cover for the book. My first reaction was, “I like it. I might even love it. I just don’t understand it.” But more on that later.

You, Fuller James, are why some people don’t like high school. You torment them for your own sick pleasure. Well, I guess the joke is now on you. I hope you enjoyed starting that food fight in the cafeteria because it’s about to land you in the principal’s office and alter your life and way of thinking, as you know it.

You thought you could coast through senior year. That you being captain of the basketball team and one of the most popular guys at Magnolia Valley High would make you untouchable. Well, that isn’t true. You are failing your AP Lit class. If you don’t bring your grade up to passing, you can forget playing in the season opener in two weeks. You know the one where the college basketball scout is going to be at. You know for the school you really, really want to go to and have to get a scholarship to attend? Yeah, that one. Your only salvation is being tutored by one of the smartest, if not the smartest girl in the whole school. Wren Carter. You know Wren, she’s the girl you have made feel horrible about herself and gave the horrible nickname of Wrentainer to in seventh grade. Yes, my friend, for five years, you and everyone else because of you have called Wren this not so lovely name. Now, she’s your only salvation.

Fuller, I have to admit, when I started reading your story, I realized the title of I Hate You, Fuller James, was PERFECT for your story. Because I really hated you. I literally wanted to jump into the pages of the book and throat punch you. Yes, I know that’s a little violent on my part. But let’s be honest, we both know you deserved nothing less. But you, my friend are so much more than you show people. You have so many layers and this amazing and caring heart. Who knew that Wren would or could be your saving grace. The time you two spent together changed both of you and made you see each other in a whole new light. If only you hadn’t made that stupid bet with Marc and he hadn’t told TyShaun. (Sigh) But you know what Fuller, I really liked the way you handled the situation in the end. You and your friends really impressed me. Oh my gosh. How could I forget about your 10-year-old little brother, Hudson? You owe him big time! He’s definitely going to be romance material in the future.

Oh, before I forget...the cover. It makes sense! When you put your heart into it, you are really a thoughtful date.

You, Fuller James, turned out to be a pretty amazing guy. Have you thought about making a movie about the last two months of your life? I’m thinking your story could be a mashup of 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, The Breakfast Club, A Walk to Remember, Sixteen Candles, and The Princess Bride mixed together.

It was a pleasure reading your funny, romantic, heart-wrenching, tear-jerking story. I’m sure other readers who love young adult romances will feel the same way.

Enjoy your happily-ever-after,

Kim


~ FAVORITE QUOTES ~ 

“You really don’t like me, Huh?” He offered a lopsided smile, but it faltered. “Not particularly.”

“When things get tough, you have two options. Pass the buck or stand up to the plate and go to bat for the person you love. The decision was simple.”


**Received a copy of the book from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 4.5

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I Hate You, Fuller James
by: Kelly Anne Blount
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: March 2, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Publishing ~ Crush
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I hate you, Fuller James.

I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me.

I hate that you’re the most popular guy in school and I’m still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It’s just such a clichΓ©.

I hate that I’m being forced to tutor you in English and keep it a secret from everyone. Because otherwise it might put our basketball team’s chances at winning State in jeopardy, and even though I hate you, I love basketball.

I hate that it seems like you’re keeping a secret from me…and that the more time we spend together, the less I feel like I’m on solid ground. Because I’m starting to realize there’s so much more to you than meets the eye. Underneath it all, you’re real.

But what I hate most is that I really don’t hate you at all.


🍭 You can read an excerpt of I Hate You, Fuller James here. πŸ­

USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has more than seventy-three-thousand followers on social media. Her Wattpad stories have been read more than twenty-million times. She’s contributed to Tap, Wattpad’s new app for chat-style stories, where her work has been “tapped” more than fifty-million times. She is a writer and reviewer for SpoilerTV, which has allowed her to develop an incredible network of film and TV stars.

Two of her Wattpad works, including Captured (seventeen-million reads), have been optioned for film by Komixx Entertainment, and she is regularly invited to present seminars about social media at author events.

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