Emily Curtis is used to dealing with her problems while under the hood of an old Chevy, but when her mom dies, Emily's world seems shaken beyond repair. Driven from home by hospital bills they can't pay, Emily and her dad move in with his wealthy sister, who intends to make her niece more feminine---in other words, just like Whitney, Emily's perfect cousin. But when Emily hears the engine of a 1970 Dodge Challenger, and sees the cute gearhead, Zander, next door, things seem to be looking up.
But even working alongside Zander can't completely fix the hole in Emily's life. Ever since her mom died, Emily hasn't been able to pray, and no one---not even Zander---seems to understand. But sometimes the help you need can come from the person you least expect.
Considering I know absolutely nothing about cars, I really enjoyed this book! The characters were believable and Zander was adorable. I just don't like his name.
I usually hate books about girls who are tomboys and everyone keeps telling them to be girlie, and when they finally do, they get the guy and realize make-up and clothes aren't that bad. Puh-leeze. Emily was just the opposite. *Spoiler* She stayed true to herself and still got the guy! I think this book really stands out among all the other girl-gets-makeover-and-turns-into-a-model-overnight books that you see a lot.
If would have never thought in a million years that I'd like a book about a girl who works on cars, but I was hooked! I really wanted to go tinker under the hood of a car after I finished reading. Haha, that would have ended in disaster! Clipston did a great job and I really liked the whole book!
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.