My Dilemma by Pixie Perkins – Book Review

Posted September 11, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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My Dilemma by Pixie Perkins – Book Review

My Dilemma

by Pixie Perkins

three-half-stars
Publication Date September 5, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Clean Romance
Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 15-18
Written for: High-School/Young Adult
Pages: 215

Synopsis:

๐“๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ซ...โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Megan Taylorโ€™s life couldnโ€™t get more average, or boring for that matter, but everything changes when her new neighbors move in; because now she has an extremely attractive guy living next door, named Brayden Knight.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

The same Brayden Knight that used to be her middle school boyfriend. The same Brayden Knight that she gave an embarrassing breakup note to. The same Brayden Knight that moved away almost six years ago. And the same Brayden Knight that Megan thought sheโ€™d never see again.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €

Although now, it seems like she sees him everywhere. Which would be fine, except Brayden hasnโ€™t changed at all. Heโ€™s still the popular guy, heโ€™s still a troublemaker, heโ€™s still annoying as ever, and to make things worseโ€”Megan canโ€™t get him out of her head.
(Release Date TBA!)

I would like to thank Pixie Perkins for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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Pixie Perkins has written another cute High School romance. My Dilemma is told by Megan alone, which was a great choice for this story.

I had to smile at Megan’s breakup note. What she said, why she said it, and why she didn’t change it when she thought better of it… So funny! And her friend Lora’s sage advice (not!) added to the humor.

Hallie, Megan’s younger sister, was another fun character. I smiled at her rapidly changing emotions and the way she went from being downright annoying to being rather sweet.

There were several humorous moments. I cracked up when Megan first met the next-door neighbor and threw the treat her mom sent over at his feet. When, later, she realized she needed to do something so her mom wouldn’t find out, the result was quite funny. This was the one time I really wished I knew what was happening in Brayden’s mind – and would have loved to hear the conversation at his house after that!

Brayden was great! He was a bit cocky, teased a whole lot, and was quite a flirt – towards Megan. And yet he was still a bit insecure and afraid to let her know what he was thinking or how he felt. And I especially liked the way he was so kind to Kyle, Megan’s little brother.

I was a bit annoyed with Megan through a portion of the story. She was whiny and sullen towards pretty much everyone. She did make me like her a little more towards the end. While I understand why the author chose to have her act as she did, it did cause me to question why in the world Brayden didn’t just brush her off and wash his hands of her.

When the author asked me to review, I asked her if there are any content warnings. This was her reply:

No sex, gore, or language. Phrases like \”I curse\” are present, along with words like dang/flippin\’/suck(s). Examples of suck(s): \”suck it up\” & \”my life sucks\” & \”tonight is going to suck.\” The main guy is shirtless at one point (no undressing, he\’s already shirtless when the main girl sees him), and the main girl does mentally \”gush\” about his physique on a few different occasions (I know some readers may not approve of this, so I figured that I\’d mention it just in case). Making out is mentioned but not in a graphic and/or inappropriate way. There is also kissing, but nothing too steamy. 😉

My Dilemma is a fun story for readers of Young Adult fiction.

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