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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter


Rating: 1-Star

Summary on Goodreads

"Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son, sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie's dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness.

No phone.
No Internet.
And not a single word from Logan.

Maddie tells herself it's okay. After all, she's the most popular girl for twenty miles in any direction. (She’s also the only girl for twenty miles in any direction.) She has wood to cut and weapons to bedazzle. Her life is full.
Until Logan shows up six years later . . .
And Maddie wants to kill him..." [+ More].


I guess some teenager/s would/might like the simplicity of this type of YA because they keep being published. So much is changing in technology and music but still, YA books are the same boring story.

Maddie and Logan were best friends as children but Maddie's father moved to the middle of nowhere and Maddie never heard from Logan again. Mind you, she is really hurt and upset that this friendship from when they were 10 years old didn't continue... Isn't that kind of what happens in the US where parents are constantly moving around? But let's say that for the sake of this plot, Logan and Maddie's friendship was supposed to last forever... until they met again when they were 16ish and since now they are hot and teenagers they fall in love after a couple of days together because... well, all that sexual tension from when they were 10 years was there! (I hope you can read sarcasm).

Since Maddie now has the experience of living six years in the wilderness of Alaska, and since she is the daughter of an ex secret agent she is obviously capable of saving the day and defeating Russian kidnappers. Yeap, just your everyday type of heroine.

There is a lot of dialogue here which can be a good or a bad thing (depending of your taste). When Maddie started writing letters to Logan and not getting any replies I saw how the plot would turn out right away. First angry and then in love with the new hot Logan.

Oh! But Logan was also upset because her best friend moved away without saying goodbye and he never again heard again from her. You know, like Maddie was a grown up and should've said a proper goodbye before her father (the one who pays the bills) decided to move?

Really, what is this grudge that two 10 year old hold against each other because they never heard from each other again? I guess today's kids don't move on as they are supposed to.