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Publisher's Summary

A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices in midnight pranking and are soon in over their heads - with the law and with each other - in this sparkling standalone from New York Times best-selling author Anna Banks.

It's been several years since Carly Vega's parents were deported. Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works the graveyard shift at a convenience store to earn enough to bring her parents back from Mexico.

Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister, Amber. But now all that has changed, and Arden needs a new accomplice - especially one that his father, the town sheriff, will disapprove of.

All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is not to do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they've allowed their lives to be driven by the wishes of others. Just like real life, Carly and Arden's journey toward their true hearts - and one another - is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.

©2015 Anna Banks (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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If you haven't read this book...

then you are wasting your life!
This book was beautifully written. The narrators were perfect for the characters they portrayed. This was the first Anna Banks book I have read/listened to, but it certainly won't be the last!

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This book has some issues...

The fact that I completely disagree with the political views expressed in this book aside, I do have other issues that I feel need to be expressed. First is the way the male character I'd written/read. I can't tell if it's in 3rd person or not. I found it very difficult to follow the story or understand who was actually talking. Second, I don't think the two main characters have any chemistry. I felt the friendship between the main girl and the uncle more. In fact, I kind of wish there was more of the Uncle in the book. Thirdly, I don't feel like the book was resolved. the ending wasn't satisfying like a book should be. Unfortunately, this not a book I will listen to again. And it is not a book I would recommend. Again, my personal political opinions aside.

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It started off with promise but...

None of it - the subpar writing, the cardboard/goody goody characters, the flat romance, the wildly outlandish plot - made listening to this entire book worth it. The beginning I'd have given a 4 to, until the novel grew progressively more cheeseball and delved into the delusionally unrealistic. That's all I'll say. Don't bother with this book because the promising potential it appears to wear in the beginning flakes off throughout the narrative in scales of disappointment, expectations unmet, and wasted time.

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Loved it

This is my favorite book ever this is the best teenage drama romance ever love it

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ok

the storyline was cute and a real topic however there's something about being an adult and reading a teenage romance that gives me the creepy feeling. but if you're all into being an adult and reading about teenage Love then by all means this is a great feel good teenage Love story

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Interesting

This story gives an illegal immigrant side of view. It was a great read. Young love…

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A tantalizing story!

Anna Banks tells a very factual story quite fitting at this time. The lies & injustice of crossing the border to become a contributing US citizen legally. Well narrated by Kyla Garcia $ Andrew Elden effectively speaking Spanish & using different voices to express all others.

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Will listen to again

The highest compliment a book in any form can get is that the reader or listener comes back to enjoy it again. I've listened to this book twice and am not ashamed to admit that I will listen to it again. Carly and Arden have an absolutely incredible love story, touching on and digging into many issues that plague our real world today. They are young, they are not perfect, and they are still a story that captures attention, imagination, and emotion. Like I said in the headline, I'm going to listen to it again.

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I love the story. I love the performance. I loved having two different characters telling the story. It read more like a movie then a book. He kept me captivated.

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interesting,

I actually loved this book, it made me dwell like was a real movie in my head-