Crash Test Love

Crash Test Love

by Ted Michael
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Crash Test Love by Ted Michael

The last thing Henry Arlington wants is a girlfriend. He's just very, very good with girls—reading their body language, knowing what they want to hear, and more importantly: getting them into the backseat of his car. But all that changes when he meets Garrett Lennox at one of the many Sweet Sixteen parties he crashes.
 
Garrett thinks she's done with guys. She was dumped by her ex when she moved from Chicago to Long Island, and now she realizes that she needs to find out who she is by herself, instead of with a boyfriend. What she really needs is some good friends.
 
Fortunately for Garrett, the J Squad—the "it" girls of East Shore High School—want her in their clique. All she has to do is pass one little test: get East Shore god Henry Arlington to take her to one of the biggest Sweet Sixteens of the year, then dump him in front of everyone.
 
Garrett has promised herself not to fall for another guy, so playing with Henry's heart shouldn't be hard. Right?
 
And Henry doesn't fall for girls, so when he and Garrett start to click, it doesn't matter. Does it?
As William Shakespeare once said, "Love is blind," or in this case, the lovers may be, as Henry and Garrett fall in love—and into the trap that awaits them. Because neither of them can even begin to see what the girls of Henry Arlington's past have in store.
 
This hilarious, sharp, and surprisingly thoughtful novel is the teen Wedding Crashers, filled with love, hope, laughs, and surprising insights about the terrifying process of falling in love.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375896484
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 984,401
Lexile: HL640L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ted Michael was born in 1984 and grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School and is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. His first novel, The Diamonds, is available from Delacorte Press.


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Crash Test Love 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
Wolfa-girl More than 1 year ago
i loved loved LOVED this book!!! i felt that Henry's and Garret's personalities were well-rounded and the plot was good. but i must agree with other reviewers, the ending sucked. i mean, i get the lesson that the author was trying to convey and all and i think that he did an amazing job! maybe too great of a job... **spoilers**spoilers** i mean seriously! after all that talk of "happy endings", why couldn't they have one? but it's still an awesome read <3
Hannah LaBarge More than 1 year ago
Honestly, this book would have been on my list of top ten romance books, despite the petty and annoying mean girl friendship, and i would have gladly given it five stars but really? I mean REALLY? I could think of numerous different ending that would have been a hell of a lot less disapointing! But, since theres nothing i can do about the actual ending of this book i guess i can just warn others that although i would definitely encourage reading this book, because it was reall
symone minto More than 1 year ago
the ending of this book was a disappointment
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason this book didnt get a 5 star was cuz the the ending sucked to a high degree.....it made me kinda wish i nvr read the book cuz i inly like books with happy endings..if the ending was different it would have been x10000000000000 better
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It¿s about this new girl, Garrett, who, in order to secure a place with the J Squad, the most influential girls at school, has to attend the biggest Sweet Sixteen party of the year with Henry, the popular and notorious God of East Shore, and dump him in front of everyone. Yes yes. Cliche right? Right, but I extremely enjoyed it. It was told from both male and female perspective and while I usually hate reading stories like that, the author nailed both characters great. And what surprised me even more. The author¿s a guy. Not that men can¿t portray woman¿s feelings accurately (ie. Shakespeare) or anything. But I¿m a fan nonetheless, and I want to read his other book now. The thing that really got me were the little details (like all books should, but sometimes I read a book and feel nothing from it). How Michael could pinpoint all the emotions of the characters perfectly and it totally made me ¿aww.¿ How both characters, guy and girl, were extremely flawed and stupid and human. How the climax was the best part because it totally caught me by surprise. I loved all the song and movie references and I¿m glad it ended with the audience to determine whether or not they ended up together (I really hope they did). However, when I think about the book in general I realize it¿s totally impractical that this situation would ever happen. Reading the book only reminded me of how I subconsciously compare boys in real like to be the characters I read from a story. I¿ve actually never met a boy like someone I would read out of a book. And I think because of this I never hold out on the possibility of ¿love¿ or even getting to know someone for that matter in the generation of young adults that I¿ve met or will possibly meet in the future. I should probably change this, but I haven¿t met anyone that¿s made me think twice of putting myself out there.
Becky King More than 1 year ago
I personally didn't like the endind, but not all real-life relationships have a sugar coated break-up and re-hook-up. No. Life hates us too mutch to be that kind...
Cpanthers More than 1 year ago
I absolutly LOVED this book! I hate reading so much and I stayed up for 2 and a half hours straight, till 1:30 a.m, just to finish this book! It has also tought me a lot about love and relationships. It even made me cry. I highly recomend this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reaally like this book except for the ending!!! Why couldn't they be together? I expected a better ending! Anyway it was a good book..!
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U_KNO_WHO More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read but i have say that i repulse the ending of this book. It was a great read all the way up to the end. I know that most peole say the like unsubtal endings but this was rediculous i dint want that type of ending i wanted more on the lines of ordinary endings. besides the preceding dislikes i reccomend the book.