Valentine's Day might be over, but if you're looking for a little romance, then Rhymes with Cupid might be just the heart-shaped chocolate you need.
Elyse Phillips hates Valentine's Day and you can only imagine how that makes her feel trudging to work everyday to the mall gift/ card store. I mean, how can she possibly escape all of the Valentine's Day cards, heart-shaped chocolates, and that annoying singing cupid doll every customer wants to push? (on a side note: you don't have a heart if you don't feel for those workers who are forced to listen to those annoying dolls day in and day out!).
After what happened with her last boyfriend, the last thing she needs right now is another relationship. But when a cute boy walks into the store and her mom pushes her to be friends with the boy next door, things will never quite be the same.
This is such a fun, light-hearted read with such an intriguing main character. Girls will relate to Elyse as she makes her way through what Pat Benatar likes to call a battlefield. Elyse is smart, down-to-earth and not to mention humorous. Readers will definitely enjoy the dressing room scene! Too funny!
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (December 21, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher