"Meet Blueberry Waller, whose name is the only interesting thing about her life. Until now.
Not only is Blue dealing with the worst name in the world, crazy parents and a clingy younger sister, she just got a part in the school play. And now she’s acting with Heath Cavendish, total crush-worthy senior. He would never give a second look to a girl like Blue. Except he has.
Her friends say Blue should play it cool, put Heath on the Ledge so she can keep the upper hand. Trouble is, she doesn’t know how to be clever around boys. Thankfully her pal Colin offers his help in teaching her how to get the guy. But he’s just being a good friend. Isn’t he?
Suddenly the wallflower is getting all the attention. But will being in the spotlight keep Blue from making the right decisions...for her?"
This book was quite up and down for me. Blueberry Waller is the main character - a 14 year-old freshman, who is trying to learn about how to "put boys on the ledge", a concept that seems complicated and pointless to her. Slightly to me as well. She falls for a senior in her school play, Heath and tries to deal with him being "hot and sexy" while she is "short with small boobs". All the while another senior, Colin, is vying for her attention.
This book was obviously written for a teen, with the expression "Oh my god" coming up quite regularly. Blueberry doesn't know much about boys, including how to kiss them. Watching her fumble her way along with her friends just makes you want to help the poor girl, and in some instances just want to shake her.
Stephanie Rowe has taken a normal teenage experience and written it perfectly. Putting Boys on the Ledge is the first book in her "The Girlfriend's Guide to Boys" series - the second book being Studying Boys, the third being Who Needs Boys and the fourth being Smart Boys and Fast Girls - all which are available to buy. I think i'll be grabbing a copy of the rest!