My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

My Kind of CrazyMy Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hank Kirby wanted to make a bold move to ask his dream girl to the prom, he decides to go to her house and spell out “prom” with sparklers in in her front yard. Unfortunately for Hank this wasn’t the wisest choice as when the sparklers are lit they catch the dry grass on fire and quickly spread to a tree. Freaking out with what to do and hearing the sirens coming Hank makes a run for it only to find he’d dropped one of the sparkler boxes.

Going back to search for the missing box the next day Hank runs into Peyton Breedlove who lives close by and witnessed the whole incident. A brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, Peyton feels connected to Hank and somewhat forces the two into a friendship with Hank worrying Peyton may tell on him. After spending some time with Peyton though Hank feels the two have more in common than he would have imagined with this somewhat weird girl.

My Kind of Crazy is a cute YA contemporary story where the awkward boy wants to go out with the popular girl but ends up meeting his awkward soulmate instead with various obstacles thrown in the way. I read where this was compared to a John Hughes movie of the eighties and I could totally understand the comparison, loved the movies and thoroughly enjoyed this read that brought me back to them.

The characters in here are best described as a group of misfits that while they are awkward in every way they are also completely enjoyable. I did kind of question if Peyton’s issues were a little too deep with the overall feel of the story, it’s tough not to worry she’d get the help she needs but still couldn’t help but hope they all get their HEA.

Overall, fun YA contemporary read that I’d recommend checking out.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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