My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions

My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions

by Becca Wilhite

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ISBN-13: 9781606418079
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 04/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 553 KB

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My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Review by Gretchen Hoffman Would you guess from the title that this book is about romance? Yes? Then you'd be correct! Sarah is a typical girl, not a blonde bombshell or a supermodel, just an average college freshman. When she meets gorgeous, Greek god-like Ben, she wonders why someone like him would fall for someone like her. Does he really like her or does he just want help for their art history class? After being dissed like that by a guy before, Sarah has determined never to let that happen again. So is this thing with Ben for real or is it just another ridiculous, romantic obsession? I could relate to Sarah. I've definitely had a few ridiculous, romantic obsessions of my own. (Is that guy looking at me? He is! He must like me too! Oh, wait, I've got food stuck in my teeth. That's all.) The cool thing is that both Sarah and Ben have real flaws and issues, which make them all the more lifelike. Sarah's best friend, roommates, and co-workers are fun and quirky, great secondary characters. Some parts in the middle were a little slow, but the events at the end were hilarious. Reading this was fun and light-hearted. If you enjoy romance, check this book out!
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wordforteens More than 1 year ago
I've had this book sitting on my shelf for a while and since it was part of my "Oh, this looks small. Let me read this!" pile, I figured I'd tackle it. I mean, come on; it's a girl who is obsessed with romance novels and Mr. Darcy and all that. (Side note: I feel like Sarah from the book would like Sarah Maclean's writing if Sarah from the book were real.) I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, though I did spend a good portion of the final bit of the novel slamming my head against the wall. [SPOILER] See, at the end of the book, Sarah is COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS to Ben's feelings for her and his feeling are so painfully obvious and she's just like "I'm not good enough for him waaaah" that I was - literally - hitting my head against the wall in frustration. But it's okay; it all worked out. [/SPOILER] I loved the characters - Sarah makes fun of stereotypes while being one herself, and I always love when that happens; it makes me giggle. As far as her character goes, I loved her (the last bit aside) and thought it was interesting to be in her head; normally I have little patient for girls who are all, "Woe is me. One guy hurt me and now I'll never get a guy." but she reminded me a lot of one of my real life friends, except with better hair. Also, Ben? Hello, realistic attractive guy. Ben's kind of awesome and I thought realistic, especially as this is set in college - he suits his place in the world really well. I liked it. And yes! It's set in first semester of college! Which means BONUS POINTS for this book! I'm in the firm belief that YA needs more stories involving college or taking place at the beginning of college life. We're still YA then, and teens who are going to college may want to read about it. So mad props.
Kymburlee More than 1 year ago
Becca Wilhite, author of Bright Blue Miracle, has surpassed herself with this new tale of romance, comedy, and heartbreak. As I read I found myself relating to the main character in a very real way. I was giddy when things were going well, concerned when they weren't, and at one point even had myself a good cry. Wilhite creates such realistic characters that one cannot help but be drawn in. Watching Sarah grow throughout the story was one of the greatest delights for me. At times I wanted to shake some sense into her, but that made the ending all the sweeter. I highly recommend this book. Becca Wilhite is a master of characterization!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Sarah Howard is starting her first year at university. She is ready to blend in like she always has. She expects things to be the same as usual. What she doesn't expect is Ben, a hottie in her Art History class, to become interested in her. Sarah believes herself to be average, except for her crazy Medusa hair. So, when Ben starts hanging around more, she just plays along, knowing that it is too good to be true, and he will realize his mistake soon. They always do, right? Once getting started, it was hard to stop reading this novel. The story was incredibly believable, from the cheesy lines to the nerves of an unexpected relationship. During the whole book, I felt as though Sarah just didn't get it, and she didn't. The way she thought got a little old, because it was obvious that Ben was interested, and he wasn't giving up on her easily. As the reader, I got angry at Sarah because she couldn't get it out of her head that there are guys out there that won't burn you! And Ben was that guy! Together, they were great. The character I wanted to learn more about was Chel, Sarah's best friend. They didn't seem so much like best friends to me. Chel was there for Sarah, but it seemed as though she was just straight to the point, this is what I think and know, good-bye, which is very different from my relationship between my best friends. Overall, though, MY RIDICULOUS, ROMANTIC OBSESSIONS was a totally enjoyable, cute, and fast read.