Review | The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

The Promise of Amazing
Format: Hardcover, 371 Pages
Published: Dec 31st 2013
Genre: Romance
ISBN: 9780062279484
Age Range: 14+
Rating: 4/5

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how.

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

When I read this story I was in the mood for a cute little romantic story about a girl who was just like me. I wanted innocent teen romance and I wasn’t disappointed. I warn you though, if you are looking for a book that is going to have you wrapped up in it, this probably isn’t the book for you. It was light hearted and easy, the plot was basic and the characters more or less just existed but that is exactly what I wanted to read at that moment and it worked out for me.
Wren is just a normal girl, not popular but not a total nerd either. She has average grades and a normal life. She is what you might call boring.
Grayson has a little more charisma. He was a handsome star athlete until he was kicked out of school. His troubled past confuses him and messes up his future.
Things I liked about this story:
– It was a normal teen romance, nothing too steamy.
– Wren and Grayson’s emotions were portrayed realistically (you always fall easier as a teenager).
– Wren learned to forgive (although quickly and random), I like when a girl is able to move on
Things I didn’t like about this story:
– Grayson almost tried too hard to be a bad boy
– The plot line was too light, a little more depth into the romance may have helped
So, to sum it all up for you, if you are looking for a light easy story this may be the one for you. If you are expecting a showing of ’10 Things I Hate About You’ it isn’t quite going to meet your standards.

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