Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton
About The Book:
A Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are. Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say…after it’s too late to say it. She’s addicted to romance movies—okay, all movies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again. Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating the various cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams, and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings
I loved this book! This one is a Contemporary TA and not technically a Christian fiction. But it was still really clean. Andie is so funny and clumsy, she made me laugh out loud so many times. It was so fun to read a story like this. Where the day goes over and over and over. There are so many movies out there that do that, it was so fun to read a book with that theme. But even though this book had plenty of comical moments, my favorite part of this book was the aspect of the cliches. Or rather, getting rid of cliches. Andie has so many redos of the same day she starts spending time with each cliche. And realizes they are all just people. They are all difference sure, but all the same. They (and we) don't need to be separated by a certain cliche. Andie tries to break this barrier and get everyone together to meet each other and hang out. To break the stereotypes. It was awesome!
*I received this book in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own*