Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life – Jo Noelle
I got a review copy of this book via Ebooks for Review. With this book I really just fell for the title. I think Lexi is an awesome girls name and well it just made me curious. I like reading about high school girls who are finding their way. Maybe because I never really did take those steps myself until I was in college?
What the book is about
Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors.
High school is difficult enough—keeping up her grades, dealing with increasing sibling rivalry, and trying to stay out of the way of her personal nemesis, Amberlee—but when Lexi catches the eye of her long-time crush, she also becomes the focus of mean-girl tactics.
Caught between who she was and who she wants to be, Lexi must decide how to confront a bully, and choose who to let into her heart.
What I think about the book
Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life is a typical young adult novel. I definitely enjoyed reading this book, but it took me a while before I got into the story. The book is made out of both the story of Lexi Middleton (and her friends) mixed up with the story she is writing for her creative writing class. In the beginning I didn’t really enjoy the story about Lina and Tanner that Lexi was writing and I wondered if it was even important for the book. I kept on reading because I was wondering if those two stories would come together in the end and they did, in a way.
So yes, the story did get better and throughout the story Lexi develops into a better version of herself. She falls in love with the right guy, she gets to know her sister Tif better than she ever did and her friends give her a few nudges in the right direction. Yes, this girl can stand up for herself. How? I am not going to spoil that. You’d have to see that for yourself.