Crash Test Love

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Delacorte Press, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 335 pages
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The last thing Henry Arlington wants is a girlfriend. He's just very, very good with girls—reading their body language, knowing what they want to hear, and more importantly: getting them into the backseat of his car. But all that changes when he meets Garrett Lennox at one of the many Sweet Sixteen parties he crashes.
 
Garrett thinks she's done with guys. She was dumped by her ex when she moved from Chicago to Long Island, and now she realizes that she needs to find out who she is by herself, instead of with a boyfriend. What she really needs is some good friends.
 
Fortunately for Garrett, the J Squad—the "it" girls of East Shore High School—want her in their clique. All she has to do is pass one little test: get East Shore god Henry Arlington to take her to one of the biggest Sweet Sixteens of the year, then dump him in front of everyone.
 
Garrett has promised herself not to fall for another guy, so playing with Henry's heart shouldn't be hard. Right?
 
And Henry doesn't fall for girls, so when he and Garrett start to click, it doesn't matter. Does it?
As William Shakespeare once said, "Love is blind," or in this case, the lovers may be, as Henry and Garrett fall in love—and into the trap that awaits them. Because neither of them can even begin to see what the girls of Henry Arlington's past have in store.
 
This hilarious, sharp, and surprisingly thoughtful novel is the teenWedding Crashers,filled with love, hope, laughs, and surprising insights about the terrifying process of falling in love.

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Overall, the ending was bittersweet but well-balanced. - Goodreads
Liked the book, hate hate hated the ending!!! - Goodreads
The ending is very bittersweet. - Goodreads
I HAVE ONE THING TO HATE ABOUT THIS BOOK: THE ENDING. - Goodreads
The ending is devastating. - Goodreads
The ending made me want to cry! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lauren Diaz - Goodreads

I liked the book. It was a quick read, because once I started I didn't want to put it down. I read it and pictured it like a movie in my head. One of those unrealistic teen dramas. Henry is a player ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wynnter Mcgee - Goodreads

This book is about Henry Arlington the hottest guy at East Shore high. He was a heart breaker. He lives by his own rules. He crashes sweet sixteens and he said he would never want a girlfriend. Henry ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Ted Michael was born in 1984 and grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School and is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. His first novel, The Diamonds, is available from Delacorte Press.

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