Drive Me Crazy
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
Publication Date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~
Lana and Cassie have met only once before, at the wedding of Lana’s Grandpa Howe and Cassie’s Grandma Tess two months ago. They didn’t exactly hit it off—in fact, depending on who you ask, that first meeting was either an embarrassment or a disaster—but they’re about to spend an entire week together, just the two of them and their honeymooning grandparents, road-tripping in Cassie’s grandmother’s Subaru.
Lana thinks a summer road trip sounds like fun, but the backseat is a crowded place for two tween girls with two huge secrets to hide, and this bumpy road to friendship is full of unexpected twists and turns. Like it or not, they’re in this together, full speed ahead on the adventure of a lifetime.
This review is going to be short, so more of a mini review, mainly because it's a middle grade, there's not much to talk about. And swearing at said middle grade's review is probably frowned upon. I don't know how old Cassie and Lana are, it probably was said at some point-or maybe not-but I can't remember, but since it is middle grade, you get the age range. Which makes me realise, I do not miss being that age. At all. Nada. If I acted anything like Cassie did, I wouldn't blame anyone for slapping me-and believe me, this girl needed a slap-hell, I'd slap myself, because
hell, she was a bi challenge.
THIS BOOK GRATED ON ME. Because of how selfish and
Cassie acted, like the world revolves around her, and has the audacity to say
that Lana is being selfish because she won't go along with what she wants and the world is so against her.
No. No. No.
There is little character development between both mains, Cassie and Lana, but especially Cassie and with how the book ended. I don't get her sudden turn around and then everything is okay, just like that, because she wants it to be. Yeah, she acknowledges how she's acted, and she's sorry, and this is probably where the middle grade comes into it because things do not get resolved just like that.
The whole reason I wanted to read Drive Me Crazy was, ROADTRIP. I love road trip books, they're usually fun, and in part, Drive Me Crazy was fun, but it's centred more around petty drama. Lana's side of the story is more serious, and I related to her a lot more, but I wish she had a backbone, and wasn't such a welcome mat.
There are two things to say about Drive Me Crazy.
1) I appreciate the sentimentality.2) It drove me crazy.