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Review | All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School

You should never make a bet you can’t keep, especially when the bet involves romance.

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Taylor is used to having things go her way. She’s head cheerleader and has all the right friends and a steady stream of boyfriends. But when she tanks the SATs, her automatic assumptions about going to college don’t appear to be so automatic anymore. She determines that her best hope for admission into a good college is to win the election for student body president. Unfortunately, with her razor wit and acid tongue, she’s better suited to dishing out insults than winning votes.

When she brashly bets her classmate Logan that she can go two weeks without uttering a single insult, Samantha immediately realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. And when her current boyfriend dumps her, less than three weeks before the prom, it couldn’t be a worse time to be forced to keep her opinions to herself. Finding a new boyfriend will be a challenge now that Logan shadows her every move, hoping to catch her slipping back into her old ways. Samantha is determined to win the election and find a dream date for the prom, no matter what it takes. After all . . . all’s fair in love and war (and high school!).

* from Goodreads

Hott Review:

I’m really starting to like Janette Rallison.

I really enjoyed All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School. It’s a cute book with a great lesson and terrific characters.

One of the things I liked most about All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School? While it’s a “romance” that’s really a sideline to the important part of the book – personal growth and friendships. Honestly, until the last few pages I wasn’t even sure this was a romance!

This is definitely something I’ll share with my daughter & nieces!


Author: Janette Rallison
Source: I purchased All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School on August 29, 2016 when it was Free.
Publisher & Date: February 18th 2016 by Janette Rallison (first published October 1st 2003)
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 0802788742 (ISBN13: 9780802788740)
Pages: 192
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: US
Series: Pullman High #2
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Author Bio:

Janette RallisonJanette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s just say she’s older than she’d like to be and leave it at that.

Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as “an eccentric cat lady.” She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family’s fearless little Westie dog can drive them off.

Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn’t have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can’t actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let’s just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)

Websites & Links: author's website author's twitter


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