Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review: Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole

Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole
Published Date: June 2012
Publisher: Lakehouse Press
Genre: YA

The Story:
I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London.  Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring.Until this year.And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:
1.  I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.
2.  If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.
3.  I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.
4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise.
5.  See number four above.  Because it brings with it a whole slew  of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.
Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine.  He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis.  I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots.  See the difference?
But hearts don’t care about differences.  Hearts want what they want.  And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl.

My heart just might be crazy.


My Review:
At first when I started to read this, I was thinking it was another Prince & Me kind of story.  Not completely.  Dante, as the prime minister’s son in a small island country might as well be a prince and Reece, a girl from a small town in Kansas who is a lot like Cinderella.  It’s a cute story, and an easy read.  Perfect for summer.  It’s a light story, with romance, but also has some heavy moments.  I won’t mention those.  But, Dante does grow on you.  He’s sweet and charming.  Also, he doesn’t seem to care what other’s think.  That’s nice and refreshing. 

The writing itself is nice.  You can hear the different accents, or maybe I just like making up accents!  I would recommend this book, if you’re looking for something with chaste romance, non-abusive relationships and an all-around good book. 

2 comments:

  1. I was wondering about this book. I've even read reviews on Amazon but I didn't make the purchase. I think I just might now. Thanks for the review.

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  2. I'd never heard of this book before, but now I think I'll have to check it out! It seems like something I might like..
    -Rachel

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