Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley
Willow has spent most of her life as her mother’s sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she’s in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind—and more importantly, the heart—is something you can really control
Crush Control was a fun and easy read that had a nice story to it.
I really liked the main character’s name, Willow Grey.
Willow has lived in Georgia for quite a long time and then her mother decided to move to Las Vegas pursue her hypnosis show. And after multiple years in Vegas, it’s time to start a new life back in Georgia where Willow hopes that she can not only start a new life but become a new person and make changes so she is not stuck in the shadows of her mother.
In Georgia, Willow reunited with her close childhood friend Max, who has been keeping in touch for the years she lived in Vegas. Now seeing him for the first time in a long time, what she feels for him might be more than a friendship but there are many obstacles in the way.
Even after putting hypnosis behind, Willow finds that it is helping her fit into her new school, but is this the right choice?
This novel wasn’t necessarily my favorite, but I liked that it was an enjoyable easy read. I felt like the story had a little too much of Quinton and not enough Max. I would have liked to see Max more in the story because that’s who Willow really wanted.
Butterfly Rating: 2 stars
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars
I think Max was so sweet and I really liked him.
Age Recommendation: 13+
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