The Stillburrow Crush [NOOK Book]

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Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper. But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her...
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The Stillburrow Crush

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Overview

Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper. But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043318800
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 74,276
  • File size: 421 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    A wonderfully touching story of coming of age in a small town.

    This book begins and ends (well not quite ends) with a funeral. It's the story between that makes this such a special read.
    Carrie Paxton has a crush on star quarterback, Luke Carter. As editor of the high school newspaper, she must interview him after the "big game". From this meeting, a relationship grows. The first hesitant interactions between these two drive a story that nearly everyone can relate to. That first crush, first kiss, first love, and yes, that first tragedy that makes teenagers realize that they are not invulnerable.
    Linda Kage brings such depth to her characters that I could actually empathize with them. I grew up in that small town where everyone knows everyone else. I went to school with kids just like these. I lived that impossible crush. I felt the anxiety of that first kiss. I knew of the girl that got pregnant. And I, too, attended the funeral of a classmate killed in a car accident. And we all have faced that loss of innocence that comes with growing up.
    Reading this book brought back so many memories; good and bad. It made me reflect back on my life. Where I started and how far I've come since those high school years.
    I think that is what a good book is supposed to do. Not just entertain you, but perhaps to also make you think. In this, I believe Linda Kage has wonderfully achieved her goal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Different

    Everybody has heard the typical plot of the rich boy falling for the poor girl who has had a crush on him all this time. This book seemed like it would be no different then the millions of others exactly like that out there. As I read I discovered that this book is unique. I loved Carrie and her smart mouth and that she wasn't a damsel in distress. She got the guy to fall for her without being a total wuss. I loved the characters and I loved the twist. Good work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Perfect teen romance

    Really brought back that feeling of falling in love, innocently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Amazing! Read it in only a few hours! Couldn't put it dowm

    Amazing! Read it in only a few hours! Couldn't put it dowm

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Do you enjoy reading books that take place in a small towns. I k

    Do you enjoy reading books that take place in a small towns. I know I do. While reading The StillBurrow Crush you will be given football, romance, and stereotypical characters. I thought it was amazing how this book shows you that people are not always what you think they are.It does a great job on dealing with sterotypes and first impressions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Great quick and easy read!!!

    Totally worth reading!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Surprisingly Awesome! Courtesy of Readergirl Reviews a Teen Book

    I expected this to be a cute little YA book that would just give me some much needed escapism. Much to my surprise, the book gave me even more than that. It turned out to be a lot deeper than I was expecting, and I enjoyed it completely.

    Carrie is, at first, the epitome of the high school nerd girl who isn't popular. She's the school paper photographer and shows up at the football games to take pictures. She is so much more than that. Kage gives such great characterization to this 16 year old girl. She is spunky, independent, sarcastic, and smart. I love this type of character.

    On the flip side, you expect Luke to be your typical high school jock, and for this to be the typical story of the nerd girl who worships the quarterback from afar. I've read stories like that before and often thought it was unrealistic when the quarterback starts to return the affections of the adoring nerd girl. Kage does something different, however. She shows Luke's flaws, his fear of what his friends will think of him, and the peer pressure that has him making up excuses for why he's spending time with Carrie. This is what makes the reader love him, however, as he slowly begins to crack through that peer pressure and stand for what he wants.

    Kage also deals with a sub-plot on teen pregnancy and ramps up the action and stakes for Carrie as she is directly affected by the pregnancy and her family's life and harmony are threatened. I won't say more, as I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

    This book was well worth the read. I look forward to seeing what Linda Kage will put out in future. This one is definitely on my "keeper" pile!

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

    A great Rainy day read

    My thoughts...I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This turned out to be one of those books that I could not put down and stayed with me, even after I finished the last page. The story was well very written. The plot is classic, Romeo and Juliet-different worlds, un-approving people, secret meetings, but it felt very current. The dialog between the characters, the situations they were in, and their emotions made the story very believable. While the story line could be guessed, at times it surprised me and kept me interested. While this is a story about first love, I felt like it was also a story about life, the decisions we make, and the circumstances we have no control over.

    I fell in love with the characters in The Stillburrow Crush. Carrie is a very down to Earth teenager who lives in the shadow of some brighter stars in her little town. Luke, who initially seems like he would be a jerk, quickly became one of my favorite characters. The reader gets peeks early on of a softer side of him. The lives of the characters was written in a way that I could see them vividly.

    The cons...The only qualm I have is with the end of the story. It was not a bad ending, but I would have liked to know what happened next. Even something like 10 years later....

    Overall this was a fantastic read. I would recommend it to readers of all ages who are fans of YA chick-lit.

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