I had read a few reviews of this and thought I'd give it a try. I hadn't heard of this one before. It was pretty cute. I had a hard time imagining this set it 1989, but one thing I didn't miss in this book, was the cellphones. No constant texting or checking of the phones at all times. It was a nice break from the texting era.
It was a given that Nick and Rachel wouldn't hit it off right away, but I liked the growth of these two characters. Not much in the way of romance, but there was a building support for the two that grows. Nick is in a bad spot and the rumors fly, as they do in school, about what his troubles might be. As I read more and found out more about Nick, the more I felt for him. At first, I thought he was going to be just another jerkish character who grows up. That wasn't the case. Here is a guy who is struggling with something real and it was nice to see something other than the superficial.
This is a cute, entertaining read. While it isn't overclouded with romance, it does have a nice coming of age story about it for both characters. It's definitely worth checking out!