Major Crush

Major Crush

by Jennifer Echols
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
If you're thinking that MAJOR CRUSH is another one of those "one time, at band camp" stories, then you're sorely mistaken! I have to say that this is one of the best, not to mention funniest, young adult romance stories I've read this year.

Sixteen-year-old Virginia Sauter has just gotten the job as co-drum major of the high school marching band. A position she just happens to share with her crush-of-a-lifetime, Drew Morrow. Having given up her life on the beauty pageant circle, fashionista Virginia has given way to manly band uniforms, orthopedic shoes, and a nose stud. She knows she's not the prettiest, or most popular, girl in school, and now that she's working closely with Drew--and if the first game of the season is any proof of the matter, failing miserably--she's at the center of jealous girlfriends and rude gossips.

It seems that Drew isn't enjoying working with Virginia, either. She knows he's not happy about their co-drum major status; after all, Drew's family has held the position--alone--for a long, long time. So when he's not harping at her about not arguing in public, or the fact that he won't stoop to her "juvenile" level, he's giving off signals that Virginia just can't interpret.

When it becomes obvious (sort of), that Drew just might be crushing on Virginia as hard as she is on him, things really start to get interesting. As the two drum majors struggle to work together and create a band that the school, and the band instructor, can be proud of, they'll have to deal with their attraction in a way that hopefully won't create major fireworks.

MAJOR CRUSH is a quick, fun read that anyone can enjoy. It's obvious that Ms. Echols herself loves the marching band, and even though I never got to experience any of those "one time, at band camp" stories myself, I truly enjoyed seeing it through Virginia and Drew's eyes. With well-devoloped characters, fresh dialogue, and a great cast of supporting characters, MAJOR CRUSH is one story you don't want to miss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to agree-- Omg, this is one of the greatest band books ever written in the history of time!!! I loved it. My favorite part was the dip. I have to admit though I felt really really bad about Walter. And Virginia and her dad, it's so sad, I can't imagine. If you haven't read it or are doubting getting let me tell you something: YOU HAVEN'T READ ANYTHING LIKE THIS AND WILL REGRET FOREVER NOT READING IT.
TheNerdyJournalist More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe how long it took me to grab a copy of “Major Crush,” especially since Jennifer Echols is my favorite contemporary author and “Major Crush” was her first book. I stayed awake until 2 a.m. on a school night, trying to finish the book. Unfortunately, my fatigue won the battle against my desire to read, and I had a few chapters to read the next morning. I then proceeded to walk right into my math teacher the next morning because I was busy finishing the last pages. The moral of my story: don’t start a Jennifer Echols book when you know that you have important stuff to do the next day (i.e. school). As is expected in an Echols book, the main character is refreshingly frank, has a dry wit, and has some serious talent (in this case, Virginia is musically gifted). In other words, Virginia—just like most of Echols’s main characters—is badass. She knows how to hold her own against Drew and the raging… erm, witches… at her school. I’ve read some hilarious things in “Such a Rush,” “Dirty Little Secret,” etc., but this is definitely the funniest book I have read in a really long time. I had a pillow smothered against my mouth the entire time so I wouldn’t wake up my parents with my laughter. I’m not talking about little chuckles either. I’m talking all-out, loud, unladylike giggle-snorting. I was going to add some of my favorite funny moments from the book, but I changed my mind. Reading the quotes in a review just doesn’t have the same effect as stumbling upon them as you read. Besides, almost every other paragraph made me laugh, and I don’t want my review to be entirely quotes. As funny as the book is, it does have an actual plot, too. I really enjoyed watching—I use the term “watching” because goods books are like TV in my head—Drew and Virginia get to know each other and learn how to work together. Their entire relationship, from start to finish, is full of flirting, slyly inserted double entendres and that classic love-hate tension that Echols does so well. And, of course, all of that tension must lead to more ;) *swoon* They both have uneasy relationships with their parents and a tendency to hide their feelings. Virginia hides behind her edgy new style (complete with a nose ring), and Drew hides behind his “General Paton” Mr. Do-As-I-Say attitude. To their surprise, they start confiding in each other. Bonus points for passive aggressive use of SAT vocab: “Captious.” “Finding fault with every little thing.” I thumbed some more. “Vituperate.” “To find fault.” I skipped a whole section of pages to find one he hadn’t studied. “Excoriate.” “To denounce severely.” “You know all of these,” I said. “Invective.” “An insult.” “Bravado,” I said. “A pretentious display of courage. Do you mean me?” “Abjure,” I said. “Abjure” was like “abdicate.” Give up the throne. Give up the drum major position. Drew didn’t recite the definition, but he knew what I was getting at. “You wish,” he said. “I can’t believe I’m dying of scarlet fever and you’re using SA T words to argue with me.” “I’m not using SAT words to argue with you.” “You’ve got that whole book, and you just happen to vituperate and excoriate and throw invectives at me? And you say my girlfriend is evil?” Bottom Line Though “Major Crush” wasn’t quite as striking as Echols’s new, more serious novels, it is one her most addicting. It’s definitely her funniest. This is a really quick read with memorable characters (especially a certain quirky band director) and a cute, romantic storyline. The chemistry between Drew and Virginia is just perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago before i got the nook. I used to hate reading, i didn't understand why my best friend wasted her time on books when she could be watching tv or something. (Don't hold this against me, i was young and didn't know any better) Anyway, she handed this book to me and said, "Here, read this, if you still don't like it then i promise to never ask you to read a book again. Because if you don't like it, there is obviously no hope for you." I finished it in a day and a half! (Coming from a person who hated reading at the time) I honestly don't think i would be reading books if it weren't for my persistant best friend and Major Crush! I love this book!... incase that didn't already come across:p
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mosete More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was so funny, and i just couldn't put it down. One of the best books i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems like an awesome book! And l only read the sample! #:)
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When you think you know whats goin 2 happen it doesnt. Soooo cool to guess what goin to hap
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This book was really good! The romance was addictive! It starts out a little slow but it's worth it!
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Mmonteiro33 More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Echols is one of my favorite authors I love all her books. This was a cute story, but my least favorite. I liked Drew but I hated his temper. I don't think I will read this book again but I'm glad I read it once.
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