The Promise of Amazing
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The Promise of Amazing

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Robin Constantine's New Jersey romance The Promise of Amazing is a sexy, poignant, funny, and authentic debut novel that will appeal to fans of books by Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith.Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she's not popular, not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet good girl who's always done what she's supposed to--only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn't know how.Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe's: star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, and on the fast track to a brilliant future--until he was expelled for being a "term-paper pimp." Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn't know how.One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren's family's Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are--and falling in love.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 375 pages
  • 147.32 x 208.28 x 38.1mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062279483
  • 9780062279484
  • 470,082

Review quote

"Will have you rooting for the bad boy to find his inner good, and for the good girl to open up her heart to love again."--The Bookish Daydreamershow more

Back cover copy

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she's not popular, not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet good girl who's always done what she's supposed to--only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn't know how.Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe's: star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, and on the fast track to a brilliant future--until he was expelled for being a "term-paper pimp." Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn't know how.One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren's family's Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are--and falling in love.show more

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We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-promise-of-amazing-by-robin.html If you are interested, you can visit our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: About The Book: Meet average Wren Caswell. When you talked about average is something that means: no popularity, however not a social misfit. No possibilities of enter to Harvard, because of being "too quiet". But she's the good girl, the girl who's always done what she's supposed to. But being average saved her from her routine. Because she saved Grayson Barrett by being average. Grayson Barrett's life is far from okay. Being St Gabe's star of lacrosse was something, but he also was top of his class and a promised brilliant future ahead of him. Until he got caught and expelled for being a term paper pimp. But what is most important is that a girl who didn't know him saved him and, for the first time, he's Grayson Barrett to her and not anyone else. When fate crosses their paths, they had the opportunity to safe each other. But like every other relationship, they have to come to terms with their pasts first. Review: Robin Constantine debut novel was everything we were expecting from a book called The Promise Of Amazing. Not only is a story of two teenagers struggling with their problems and with what destiny throughs them, but it's the story of the discovery of true love, who they really are and the possibility of losing everything in a blink. We're unofficially in love with this story. Wren Caswell is not an heroine, not a popular girl and not even a girl you wish you could trade places. This is just because Wren is an average girl. She's not popular, too quiet and even one teacher tells her that she'll not have a chance in going to Harvard. Not that she wanted to go. But how frustrating is that someone tells you what you are capable of or not capable of? Well, then you'll perfectly understand Wren. To add a little bit of drama to her life, Wren was in love. With her brother's friend. But he dumped her before he went to college, because he wanted to see more people. Now with a broken heart and an average label like a neon sign in her, she deals with her life. At the possibility of not going to college and thinking about running her mother's business. There's where she meets Grayson. At a weeding and when he was choking. She saved his life and both their worlds changed forever. "Guess you're thinking, Why'd I save this *******?" he said, leaning against the car. Our eyes met. The tool was gone. And there it was - that longing - like right after I'd saved him. What did he want from me? "God, Grayson, no, I'm not thinking that at all" I said, taking a step back from him. The best part of this book is that there's not only Wren's point of view, but Grayson's point of view as well. We get to know, deep down, Grayson and what he's struggling with and how he feels after everything that happened to him. And what made our hearts beat faster, what he thinks about Wren. We really like Grayson. He had a different life and being chocked with food and almost die, was like a wake up call for him. When he was expelled from his school, we couldn't believe that a guy like Grayson would be involved in the amount of problems this character is. What we thought it was a term paper primp problem, ended up being a whole lot more with our antagonist, Luke, to make us hate him for trying to destroy our beloved Grayson. However, we have to confess that at some point we start to have mixed feelings for Luke. At this exact point: "You closed your eyes", he said as I walked away. I stopped, a stream of students and residents continued flowing around me. "What?" We think that if a writer affects her/his readers this way, he/she has accomplish the mission: create a wonderful story. And not only we lived Wren and Grayson story with them, we wanted to know more! Because it's difficult be a teenager, but the path is more challenging when you're labelled an average girl or you're doomed to be a term paper primp and seduce girls to take advantage of them. The turn outs in the story where unexpected and the description of the book does not entirely make justice to Wren & Grayson's hilarious, complicated and romantic story. Curious? Well, we have a solution for this. You just have to add to your shelf this wonderful book and wait until The Promise Of Amazing hits your bookstores. This funny, poignant and wonderful story is going to hooked you from the first page, wanting to know more about Wren and about Grayson and how they story ends up. Because being a teenage is everything, but easy.show more
by TUABFC
I was drawn right into this one with Wren. I liked her voice and I related with her. Who is supposed to know that they want to do with their life in high school? I am almost thirty and I don't know, so I feel for those half my age. But she wasn't whiny, just questioning things, trying to figure out the right steps, and she is the average girl, the good girl, smart but not top of the class, and in this book she journeys to figure out how to leave her mark and the person she wants to become. We also have the dual perspective of Grayson, bad boy, kicked out of private school for selling term papers. But it is a wake up call, and he is struggling to turn over a new leaf, and when he meets Wren its extra incentive. But his old friends and old past doesn't want to let go, so we see the ultimate struggle of the good and not so good within him battling out to win. The romance is great, I love their flirting, the awkwardness, how Wren steps in and saves his life, helping him, and them opening up to one another emotionally. There are some nice hot kissing scenes as well that I really enjoyed. The sets of families from both Wren and Grayson each have their own blend of problems, but in the ordinary way of these days, steparents, older siblings with news that shakes up their lives, but all leaning on and counting on each other at the end of the day, and pushing to be the best. It is a a good balance of funny or awkward and deep conversations and trying to work out life. The pacing is great, and it kept me engaged. I decided to read The Promise of Amazing because of the cover, and Wren spoke to me in the synopsis, and I wasn't disappointed. Although I appreciate a dark past, and trying to overcome it, and I realize that people make real mistakes, I do think that one of the things that Grayson did pushed things too far in my opinion, and I couldn't keep him in as high of regards as in the beginning. I would recommend for a balanced contemporary with a romance that is easy to cheer for once you get past instalove status. I did enjoy Wren's character development, and the romance, no matter how insta-lovey it seems at times. The ending wrapped things up pretty well, and I was satisfied where it left our characters, even though they had to go through a lot of hard things, I think they learned from them and will be better for mistakes. Bottom Line: Overall good contemporary.show more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)