Title: Prince Charming
Author: Sara Celi
Published: January 28th 2014
Date Read: February 16th 2014
School. Tests. Scholarships. Goals.
Senior class overachiever Geoff Miller thought he had it all figured out. All he needed to do was make it through the next six months, graduate, and get on with his life.
College at the University of Virginia beckoned him– and he just wanted to put the last horrible four years at Heritage High School in the “done” folder.
Geoff just didn’t count on one thing: Laine Phillips.
For years, Geoff crushed on Laine from afar. He didn’t think she even knew he was alive. In fact, the obsession seemed to him like a distraction from an unhappy life in a snobby Greater Cincinnati suburb.
Until the day that all changed. And when it did, this unlikely Prince Charming got a chance to make his move.
Prince Charming is one of those stories about a typical teenage “nerd” guy who thinks he’s a complete outcast and only his close friends understands him – he had everything figured out especially with the way people think about him. He can’t wait to get out of High School and leave town and the only thing that is keeping him sane and is worth staying for? His long-time crush and his best friends.
Geoff Miller came off as a guy who has a temper and thinking like of a girl. For the most part of the story I actually hate his loathing to everything. He assumes about anything and everything and everyone. He thinks and acts as if he’s so much better than the people that surrounds him. He thinks that everyone hates him when in reality people actually liked him it was just shadowed by his unapproachable persona.
His friends, Josh, Nathan & Mark are pretty great supporting characters for they gave Geoff advise that seems to be a joke but in reality pretty much helpful. Circumstances brought Geoff and his long-time crush Laine together for several times and to actually see how their relationship grows despite the hindrances is such a sweet thing to see.
Geoff did a lot of maturing for the last part of the book. He came into a realization that some people may have experience worse than what he’s encountering and everything is not it all that it seems. He finally found the time and the reason for him to open him eyes about things. I guess, not only Geoff came into a realization on this story, I myself realized why Geoff is the way he is and the reason I find is that he’s surrounded by people that really don’t know how to show their love for him. They were all shadowed by their own statuses and personality that they wanted to uphold.
In all, it was an okay book. This is actually my first book by the author and I guess I’ll see more of her works soon.