Textrovert by Lindsey Summers ($18.95, KCP Loft) was a quick, fun read perfect for a hot sunny day at the beach – or a rainy day on the couch as the case may be.

This young adult love story begins when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her town’s end-of-summer fair. The phone she grabs belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon, and he’s just left for football camp with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward each other’s messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there’s more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There’s more to Keeley, too.

Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she’s always wanted to be. Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley- one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that may make their new relationship all but impossible.

I quite enjoyed the characters of Keeley and Talon. I thought they are were both realistic and fun. I enjoyed watching the relationship progress, and Keeley come out from the shadows of her brother. I didn’t enjoy Keeley’s “best friend” Nicky, who I thought was an awful friend. If the story continued, I suspect Keeley would outgrow the friend who only has her back when she isn’t busy with someone else.

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A copy of this book was provided by Kids Can Press for an honest review.

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