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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton

Publication Date: 12-22-2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source: Giveaway

Goodreads Summary: 
Felicity's no ordinary teen matchmaker...she's a cupid!

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.) 
Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired?and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.


If you need a good laugh, pick up this book.  I was laughing out loud so many times I lost count.  I think my family thought I was crazy.  I couldn't put this book down once I got started.  I admit, I wasn't expecting anything amazing out of this book.  It didn't seem like the type that I usually read, but I thought, "why not, let's give it a try."  I'm so glad that I did!  I found this to be just humorous and enjoyable.

Stapleton writes just like a teenage girl would talk.  I felt like I was living this novel directly through Felicity who is an awkward, ignorant, boy-obsessed teenage girl.  Honestly, she kind of reminds me of myself when I was younger.  I felt a sort of connection between the two of us.  I remember being obsessed over one boy that I felt would never look my way.  I think everyone has had an experience like that at some point.

Anyway, Felicity becomes a match-maker.  That's right.  She's never experienced love herself, but she gets to be cupid and decide who's going to love who.  She get's to make matches and hope for the best.  I did not have high hopes for her in this aspect, but boy did she give me some laughs.  Felicity is trying her best to make matches in her high school, and it isn't turning out the best.  She decided not to read the manual, but instead just give it a go and see where she ends up.  How hard could it be?  Boy, was she wrong.  She should have gobbled up the manual and followed the rules!

Felicity finds out the hard way that you can't make two people fall in love who have nothing in common or who didn't really like each other to begin with.  She's learning as she goes though, and acts as any teenage girl would in this situation.  I loved how I could relate to what she was thinking and feeling.  I loved her awkwardness and overall excitement for her new found job.  Stapleton did a great job telling a cupid story in a new and different way.  I've never read a book quite like this one, but I can't wait to read the next in this series to see where Felicity's antics take her. 

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