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Decisions, Decisions: Crazy in Love Review



Name: Crazy in Love
Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Short Summary (no spoilers): From the author: High school senior Mary Jane Ettermeyer has been struggling to be the good girl for a long time, and so far, she's been able to keep her pledge of abstinence. But when the cutest guy in school starts flirting with her, she suddenly finds herself crazy in love, even though a) Jackson House can't possibly think she's cute, so this must be a joke and b) she's vowed to keep herself pure until marriage and c) he shouldn't even be talking to her, because he already has a girlfriend With perception, honesty, and plenty of humor, bestselling author Dandi Daley Mackall deftly explores that wild roller coaster of a ride called first love.


In public or under the covers?
You can read this book in public.
What mood? 
This a just a short little book. So you should be in a mood for something cute, yet short. =]
Main character – yay or nay?
I like Mary Jane. She doesn't let all the crap going wrong in her life get her down. I mean yes, she gets depressed about it, but if someone called you the school slut, wouldn't you be a bit upset? I love how she stays strong no matter what goes wrong, and she always chooses what is best for her.
Getting Over Jackson House:
Jackson is a likeable character. He's just your typical teenage boy. He's tired of getting walked all over by his girlfriend, Star, so he does something about it. He goes for his crush, Mary Jane. But is he the perfect boy for her?
Character Fever:
Sandy: Mary Jane's older sister. She's special needs, and she's probably the best character in the book. She's just amazing.
Red: I love Red. She's not afraid to stick to her guns. She doesn't care what anyone thinks about her. She's crazy and loud, but she's always there for you if you need her.
Crust factor:
Star was extra crusty. I mean, you have the hottest boy in the school, yet you cheat on him, then get mad and ruin some innocent girls' life just because you know he likes her. I think that's probably the definition of crusty. Jackson and Mary Jane both had their crusty moments. The football team/any other boy in Mary Jane's high school. I'm not telling you why they're crusty, just know, they are crusty.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover: I don't really like this cover. It doesn't really intrigue me. And I like for book covers to be intriguing. 
Song this reminds me of: 
If you know me at all, you know I love my british singers. You also know I sometimes tend to go ham on this part of the review. So here I am, going ham again.
The first song is Swagger Jagger by Cher Lloyd. This song is Mary Jane's song for Star. The song talks about now that Cher has made it big, everyone who once told her she couldn't make it, is now obsessed with her. They want what she has. Now that Mary Jane has Jackson, Star wants him, even though she cheated on him. I could see Mary Jane just randomly busting out singing this song during one of their many confrontations.


The next song is Who You Are by Jessie J. Mary Jane kind of loses herself when she is trying to win Jackson's heart. She is so consumed by love, that she isn't her old self. This song kind of describes Mary Jane and her life decisions.


The last song is Take a Chance on Me by JLS. (YUMMY!) This song is Jackson's song for Mary Jane. Mary Jane has been hurt by a lot of guys in the book, and she finds it really hard to trust Jackson. But Jackson doesn't give up because he wants her to "take a chance on him." (I know I'm cheesy guys).
Recommendations:
Giving up the V by Serena Robar
Overall Rating:
I'm giving this book a 2. I love this book a lot. I've read it hundreds of times. But, it's just kind of predictable to be honest. The only reason it's not a 1 is because the ending is not so predictable. 

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