Review: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
Title: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Anne Eliot
Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC
Release Date: October 17, 2012
“After a car accident–an event he considers a prank gone bad–pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.
Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a ‘nice’ guy.
Funny thing is…Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.
She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.
When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist…
And that’s when things get out of control…
High School Romance, first love, sweet romance.”
An easy read, this is the type of book that is comfortable yet predictable. It’s something that you know that you will like when you pick up.
What I enjoyed most about this book is the plot. Yes, it’s quite predictable, but that’s okay. It’s just one of those stories that if you want something simple and not to dramatic to read, this is your story. I love how the plot moves at a good pace, allowing the reader to grasp every single chapter. The reader gets to see both sides of the story well without any confusement.
My gripe is the characters. Sometimes they did things that didn’t quite sit well with me. I sorta just rolled my eyes and moved on. If you can put aside these aspects of the characters and take the story for what it’s worth, then you’ll be okay. But if you get bothered by these things, you might not take to well to the story.
Overall, the story is good. It’s not one that I would read again, but it’s good for one time amusement. The author does do a good job in creating a good story, so I might look forward to reading more works by her. Unmaking Hunter Kennedy has a good concept with good charms. Written nicely, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy is a one hit wonder. Amazing the first time, but let it sit on your shelf, you might go back to it someday.
I give it 3 BITES!