Harper Teen Impulse
March 5, 2013
Knowing that Wendy Higgins can write smexy times in YA, I was curious to pick up Flirting with Maybe. Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of Sweet Evil, it’s always intriguing to see an author write in a different genre than what they’re used to writing. Being a novella, Flirting with Maybe was certainly a short, quick and cute read, but nothing more.
Three main points about my opinions with this short story:
- Time went by way too fast in this book. Just short of 100 pages, this book took place in the span of two years, give or take a few months. Do you know how fast that is? I felt like Higgins was just quickly skimming over everything that happened, and it just irked me a bit. Things could have been more developed!
- I didn’t understand the romance. Ryan, who’s perspective the story is told in, was kind of.. Obsessed with Brooke, a girl who’s 2 years older than him. I didn’t care about the age difference, but I never understood why he liked/loved her so much. It seemed purely physical to me most of the time…
- I liked the male POV! I always love when female authors take a stab at writing through the eyes of the opposite gender. I bow down to these authors! Higgins did a solid job, and it’s especially interesting because this was a romance.
In all, Flirting with Maybe was a speedy read that would be great for reading by the pool or at the beach. I didn’t get much out of it, but it was entertaining.