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ARC Review: The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding

26030737The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding

Expected publication: April 5th 2016

A ridiculously cute, formerly-famous new guy dropping into your life? It’s practically every girl’s dream.

But not Jules McCallister-Morgan’s.

I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up*. I have one main goal for my senior year-early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college-and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to “live a little,” or boys.

At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell**.

And before Alex Powell betrayed me***.

I know what you’re thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don’t understand. This stuff matters. This is my life. And I’m not going down without a fight.


* Okay, I sort of did. But it’s a sore subject.

** I mean, I guess everyone knows about Alex Powell? Two years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about viral video boy band sensation Chaos 4 All. Two years ago, Alex Powell was famous.

***Some people think I’m overreacting. But this. Means. War.


I had really high hopes for this book. I wanted it to be well written and fun and be an extremely fluffy contemporary that would get me out of my reading slump. And The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) was exactly what I hoped it would be. It’s so much fun to read and I loved it so much. I loved the concept and even though I got frustrated with Jules at times, I didn’t find her to be extremely annoying. I thought this book was really funny. I laughed out loud a few times and the overall plot was really light and fun.






  • It sounds like a fun and adorable read, Taylor!! This is on my TBR for this year! I’ll have to check it out when it comes out!

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