Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley

Friday, July 22, 2011

Paperback318 pages
Published June 9th 2011 by Razorbill
Willow has spent most of her life as her mother's sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she's in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind - and more importantly, the heart - is something you can really control

My Quick Review:
This is what great YA fiction is all about! A cute romance, great family relationships, a story with a lot of heart, and a little supernatural twist. Quinton was just too adorable as her hypnotized boyfriend. Never mind that she was using hypnosis to make him what she thought was her perfect boyfriend! It was too cute too see him take the smitten boyfriend to the extreme. I liked the story line with Willow's family a lot. It felt very real. Even though she, her mother, and her grandmother all clashed at times, you could tell there was a lot of love in their family.I also liked that the "mean girl" cheerleader really wasn't that mean after all. Mia was a well-rounded character who actually added a lot to the story.