Butterflies Don't Lie

Butterflies Don't Lie

eBook - 2014
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Sixteen-year-old magazine quiz junkie Kelsey Sinclair wants to make this summer unforgettable by (hopefully) seducing her secret crush, Blaine Mulder. Armed with romance advice articles, Kelsey tackles true love with scientific precision, including getting a job at the seaside restaurant that overlooks the yacht club where Blaine teaches sailing. However, visions of rendezvous on the beach are clouded when the new kitchen guy's laid back attitude and smouldering stare quickly get under her skin. With his renegade demeanour and unpredictable stunts, Luke is the opposite to Blaine's golden boy reputation. Determined to follow through with her original goal, Kelsey ignores her growing attraction to Luke, certain he's not the guy for her. But when she finally manages to get Blaine's attention, Kelsey worries the magazines are all wrong, and that sometimes the best matches are the ones you least expect.
Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia : Nimbus Publishing, 2014.
ISBN: 9781771081634
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Butterflies do not lie


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The book started out as something that had the feeling of a boring wattpad book, but after awhile I couldn’t put it down and became entranced by the storyline. The characters grow on you.
Kelsey, a 16 year old girl living in Mariner’s Cove, gets a job as a busgirl to get closer to her longtime crush, Blaine. But mixed feelings occur as the summer is filled with mishaps and mistakes and a certain blue-haired boy that begins to steal her heart.
I disliked how much of an average idea it retained – one girl, two guys sort of situation. But the plot twists added a unique feel to the book; Luke and Blaine being cousins, Luke’s father, etc. I didn’t really like Kelsey’s personality, but I liked her dedication towards her brother. I liked how the whole book was written, a good balance with an appropriate passing of time stretched throughout the novel. Ending was pleasant and positive.
The plot was pretty well written, stretched out consistently throughout the book. The characters were lovable and thought-provoking, although their appearance could’ve been explained more in-depth (height, color of hair, age, what did Kelsey look like?). Humour wasn’t a main focus of the story, but some moments were included (Kelsey screaming at Frank). There was a lot of irony throughout the plot, with Luke’s accident, father, cousin, Kelsey’s feelings, her family, etc.
This book would be good for young-to-mid teen girls (age 12 – 16) who like wattpad-style books.
(Reviewed by Aubree for the Cloverdale Teen Book Review Project)

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