Release Date: May 10th 2011
Number of Pages: 402
Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, McLean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is. Perhaps Dave, the guy next door, can help her find out.
In three words I would probably describe this book
After a trajic divorce of her parents Mclean chooses to live with her father. Dad's job is at EAT INC. and they basically go to different restaurants across the country that are trouble or not inhabited basically. In each new play they move to, Mclean chooses a new identity and personality for herself , for example, Liz Sweet was the peppy cheerleader while Eliza was the geek in band and the welcome squad. When Mclean and her father arrive at their new home, Mclean must make a decision of who she wants to be. After being bored for a while and her dad being at work all day, Mclean hears a loud bass thumping next door and immediately decides to be Mclean, carefree and herself in some ways.
Mclean can't decide if she is falling for Dave, the next door genius/party thrower, or if she is just desperate for love. Opal, the manager at Luna Blu, the restaurant they are currently working on, just took on a HUGE project to make a model of the town and needs help. Dave and Mclean both volunteer and so do some of Dave's friends which end up turing into Mclean's friends. Will this be the start of a new beginning or just end up with her leaving them behind like in all of her other moves?
I really enjoyed the plot of this book and how it was set up and the characters and how they played out in this book.
*Keep in mind that this is my first review and I am improving*