Sunday, January 1, 2012

Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley Review

crushcontrolCrush Control by Jennifer Jabaley
Publisher: Razorbill
Pub. Date: June 9th 2011
Pages: 318
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Willow has spent most of her life as her mother's sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she's in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind - and more importantly, the heart - is something you can really control.

My Thoughts:

I liked Lipstick Apology and when I saw this at Borders in their final days I felt compelled to buy it. The characters were enjoyable. The situation was extremely relatable (well apart from the hypnotizing). Moving away from your best friend for 9 years must’ve been tough! Then to find out your best friend, the one you’ve secretly been crushing has fallen for someone else. Like Lipstick Apology, this one had two totally differently guys that made Willow into two different people. Quinton made her seem like the popular one, the fearless and crazy fun girl. While her best friend made her feel vulnerable and normal. Then comes the problem of hypnosis. It all starts off nice and dandy and then boom! It very quickly becomes a problem in a crazy mortifying sort of way. Like there was a part in the book where Quinton made a facebook fanpage to profess his love for her and it just made me laugh out loud! I do have to say I enjoyed this one a tad bit more than Lipstick Apology. I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

What would you do if you could control another person’s mind? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

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