KYLIE: Tijuana WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.
MAX: It all started with Kylie’s laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics. Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we’re stranded in Tijuana. With less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.
WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border — but there’s no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.
LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can’t completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It’s even clearer now. And I’m not giving him up without a fight.
From the moment I read the summary for From What I Remember I knew that I had to have it. I love contemps that are a little on the wild side. It hasn’t been that long ago since I was a teenager–at least I like to think so. It’s not so hard for me to remember the fun, irresponsible times. This book really takes you back to that place.
From What I Remember starts off with a bang. It captures your interest within the prologue and doesn’t let up for the rest of the book. The book switches narratives with each chapter so that you get a glimpse of what each character is experiencing. That made the story even more fun! I loved the way everything unfolded. I know many people have already said this, but it really does read like a movie. There’s action and new antics on every page. It really made for an exciting read.
There’s 4 main characters, but I feel like the story really focused on Kylie and Max the most. I liked them. Their banter was a lot of fun, but I did feel like they just kept having the same arguments over and over. It was a little tiresome. Overall, their romance was really sweet. I enjoyed seeing them fall for each other slowly throughout the book. I didn’t like the other characters as much. Lily was just your typical mean, rich girl. I’ve been reading about so many of those lately. I’m honestly a little sick of them. Will was a little over the top. He had his funny moments, but I just couldn’t fully like him. The plot definitely made up for what some of the characters lacked for me.
All in all, From What I Remember was a extremely fun and entertaining read. If you’re a fan of The Hangover or teen movies you should definitely give this one a try.