Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Where did I get it? It was a gift
Summary: If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.
I read and reviewed another book by Sandy Hall a while back and I really enjoyed it. Based on that I decided to pick up Signs Point to Yes with high expectations.
My immediate thoughts on this novel was that I like the plot and the general direction that the book was going in. However by the half way mark I was bored.
I kept working for the book to pick up pace but when it did I found I couldn’t really get back into the story. Most of the characters were likeable and I was really happy to have the chance to hear from Margo’s perspective as well as Teo’s. I didn’t really connect, though, with Jane and her “I’m not smart enough” attitude started to annoy me after a while.
The use of the magic ball was a nice touch and I did enjoy the ending very much. Ravi’s and Jane’s arguments were also pretty interesting and I found myself looking to interactions between them.