When her younger brother becomes victim to Ridgeview High's worst group of bullies, Peyton Greene sets out to hire the most feared student in school to protect him. It never occurs to her that the antisocial, two-time senior won't agree to do it, even for the large sum she's willing to pay.
Sam Guerra can't afford to pick a fight at school and risk another expulsion, but after witnessing the beginning of a humiliating locker room beat down, he gets involved anyway. Soon more students approach him with offers of money and requests for protection. Having zero interest in becoming anyone's bodyguard, he finds other students willing to take his place for the same fee. A growing list of names rapidly morphs into a reason to approach the pretty geek again, and despite the stark differences in his and Peyton's backgrounds, they begin seeing each other outside of school.
But everything changes when Peyton transforms the list into a bodyguard website for a class project. What happens next turns the senior class assignment into a non-profit, nationwide project that will ultimately tear her parents' marriage apart and the town in two as it fuels the hot topic of violence to stop violence in an already divided nation. Her struggle to do the right thing becomes even more complicated when she learns of Sam's dark past and equally violent present-information that could compromise their relationship, her reputation, and the integrity of a successful, anti-violence project she refuses to quit.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
When I'm not reading or penning young adult novels, I'm absorbed in all things supernatural, fantasy and sci-fi. Most recently, I've become hopelessly addicted to the BBC and anime.
My husband and I are also very devoted to our numerous adopted animals.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Amber Hall for Readers' Favorite Callie James presents an average high school in which there are everyday students. One of the students wants to pay another student for protection for her brother from the school bullies. Pretty soon this turns into a down spiraling event in which everyone wants protection from those same school bullies or other ones. Of course the protector was picked because he is the most feared in all the school. Everyone now has to cope with the huge and unexpected changes about to take place, both in their personal and public lives. Student Bodyguard for Hire has plot twists and romance that will make you not want to put it down. When reading Student Bodyguard for Hire, I really didn't want to put it down. I loved the romance between the characters and I was captivated by the whole story. Callie James did a great job in creating a romance between two of the most opposite characters and I loved it. I felt as if I was in the book, almost like I was Peyton at points. Somehow I felt I could relate to the book and the characters. It's almost as if I envied a fictional character because of how perfect her life seemed at the same time. It was like the perfect romance that every high school girl wants, including myself. The story developed very nicely and had a great ending. I thought throwing in little bits of Spanish here and there was interesting as well. It made the book unique.
I finished this book last night and can honestly say I loved it! I laughed, I cried, I got angry, and ended the book giddy wishing there was a second book. The book ends very well as a stand alone book but I just loved the characters so much that I wasn't ready for it to be over. The characters are everyday people trying to overcome real issues; no vampires or magic in this one. Still absolutely loved it and already plan to read it again! Great book!