What I’m Reading: First Love

I just finished up the book, First Love, by James Patterson and Emily Raymond.

This isn’t an earth shattering book or “must read” but it’s still a good book.  There have been other books written by Patterson that I like better…but still, fine book.

Here’s what Amazon has to say about it, “Axi Moore is a “good girl”: She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn’t tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson–who she also happens to be madly in love with.

When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control…

A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson’s own past, First Love is testament to the power of first love–and how it can change the rest of your life.”

If you have a teenage daughter that’s just starting to read books that have a little “love plot” to them but are free of big sex scenes, this would be a good book to recommend.  Two people do fall in love but it’s over a period of time.  They do act on their emotions but it’s in the end at an “appropriate” time.  Sex isn’t glamorized or put out into long descriptions either.  It does portray some reckless decisions and there are consequences to those decisions.  In the end, the girl does make restitution for the decisions so for me..a good book for those just starting to read “relationship” books.

Be prepared for a few cancer related topics because a character in the book does have cancer….be aware of death too.  It’s hard to say any more than that without giving the story away.

If it’s been awhile since you read a book, this might be one to get started with.  Amazon readers say 4.5 stars….I’d just give 4.  It’s really a quick read.

1 thought on “What I’m Reading: First Love”

  1. I also just finished this book. I thought it was a good easy read. Like you said not earth shattering but a good reminder of what it was like to be young and in love. I kept hoping for a different ending but…..

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