I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published by Swoon Reads on October 20, 2015
If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.
Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of contemporaries. It’s odd, because if you asked me about a year ago, I would have said I wasn’t the biggest fan. However, this year, I’ve been loving them! Therefore, Signs Point to Yes was no exception.
Signs Point to Yes is about a girl named Jane who gets a job babysitting a boy named Teo’s younger sisters for the summer. The two of them end up having a bit of a romance, which I’m sure you could tell from the title. They end up spending quite a bit of time together that summer.
Jane was a very sweet character. I felt bad for her because her parents had such high standards for her just because of her older sister, Margo. Margo had done so well in school and went on to a good college, and they want the same for Jane, though Jane isn’t sure she wants that. Jane doesn’t want to spend tons of money on education when she doesn’t even know what she wants to do with her life. The only reason she got the babysitting job in the first place was even because she went behind her mother’s back after her mom had gotten her an internship and she instead went and got herself the babysitting job. I’d hate having such high standards and feeling like I was never enough.
I absolutely loved Teo. He was a very fun character and he was just so sweet! However, I hated his friend, Ravi. By the end, he had definitely grown on me though. I also felt bad for Teo at times, mainly because of his father. He never met his father, and just desperately wanted to meet him one day. Plus, his step dad, Buck, was only about fifteen years older than him, so they had a weird relationship since they were so close in age.
In the end, this book is definitely one that I’d recommend. It was silly and sweet all at the same time, and I couldn’t stop rooting for the relationship. Plus, it was written in different point of views, which was amazing.