|Secondary Characters by Rachel Schieffelbein|
May 25, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Personal Purchase
When Mabel's best friend, Amber, drags her along on a double date she finds herself falling for Lance, the obnoxious class clown whom she swore she'd have no interest in. The only problem is, she's not sure if she's really the girl Lance is into, or if, like every other guy she knows, it's really Amber he's after. One thing is clear, if Mabel wants to be the lead in her own love story, she needs to start acting like it.
Ever wonder what the best friends of the beautiful, popular people feel like? Well, this is an adorable story addressing just that. Secondary Characters is about Mabel and Lance, the best friends of Amber and the other guy (seriously, I can't remember his name because the author did such a great job getting me to focus on his friend Lance), who seem to live their lives in the shadows of their more popular best friends. Mabel is forced to go on a double date with Lance the class clown, so Amber can go on a date with the other guy. But what starts with Mabel being adamantly against cutie Lance, we get to see her uncover feelings that weren't there to begin with. Both have their own insecurities and fears that they hide behind, as well as clueless best friends who are used to things revolving around them, so we watch along with them to see if they are ever able to get off the sidelines and make their own story happen.
I really enjoyed this sweet, adorable story. It was just what I was looking for and did not disappoint. I really liked Mabel and Lance's characters. Whether they were dealing with past hurts, insecurities, miscommunications, or impending romance, they always felt honest and genuine. I was rooting for them the entire time. If you are looking for a sweet, quick read, full of wonderful characters and an adorable romance, then look no further. Great debut from Rachel Schieffelbein!