CUPIDITY by Caroline Goode

January 14, 2010 1 flame 0

Author: Caroline Goode
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; 1st Simon Pulse Ed edition (December 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689872283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689872280
Dating in high school is like reality TV. It can get pretty surreal.
Between the strict social ladder (geeks’ lockers left, jocks’ to the right), and silly, pointless rules (no hand-holding, no kissing, no breathing!), high school is the single worst place to find a boyfriend. And Laura Sweeney is no exception. She hasn’t had a date since…well, ever.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. So Laura is calling in the big guns. She needs guidance. A proven “get the guy” strategy. Luckily she knows exactly the expert to call. He’s a matchmaking mastermind who actually has the bow and arrow to prove it. Let’s just call him…Cupid.
When I picked this book up from a used book store, I thought the cover was playful, the synopsis was cute, and I thought it would be an all around good book. While the plot seems like it would be a cute read,  the story was not as great as you would think.
 It starts out as a good read.  Then, about halfway through the book, it just gets to corny and dumb. It was a shame, because the author could have made this story so great.  I just couldn’t bring myself to care what happened to any person in the book.  You see her best friend only a couple of times and the Gods are just ridiculous!  The writing is repetitive and drawn out, and the characters are shallow at times as well.
Overall, this book would fair better with a pre-teen reading it than a young adult or adult. They might enjoy it more.

I did not enjoy this book.


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