Drive Me Crazy
by Erin Downing
Overview (from Goodreads): Kate’s tote is packed, and she’s ready for a road trip!
Kate and her two best friends, Sierra and Alexis, are geared up for a week of fun and freedom on the road to their family lake houses in Love, Wisconsin. Best of all, when Kate reaches Love, she’ll be reunited with Lucas, with whom she shared a steamy end-of-summer kiss last year. She can’t wait to see Lucas again and pick things up exactly where they left off.
Then Kate gets some seriously bad news: Alexis’s sarcastic, condescending, hot-but-he-knows-it cousin is crashing the girls’ road trip. Adam bugs Kate in every possible way. Now Kate just wants to get the road trip over with so she can spend the summer in Lucas’s arms. But the road to Love is full of surprises…
My Thoughts: When you look at a book like Drive Me Crazy, are you thinking you’re in for a fun read? You should be. Fun, quirky reads are generally a blast to discover. They’re even better after finishing a very serious and/or long book or series. A fun read was exactly what I was looking for and Drive Me Crazy was definitely right for me.
Kate was pretty much your average, clueless teenager. I liked that she was smart and feisty, but there were moments where I honestly thought she was just a witch with a b. It kind of irked me that the author continually characterized those moments of a-holeishness with Adam as feistiness. It’s not the same thing. Sierra and Alexis could’ve been in the story a bit more too. I didn’t fully understand their friendship because you’re just told how close they are. You don’t really see it.
The plot really wasn’t as corny as I expected. Just to clarify, I’m not saying it wasn’t corny at all, it just wasn’t quite as corny as expected. The scenes on the road trip were enjoyable and I wish there were more of those scenes. I’ll admit I got a bit bored with the whole Kate and Lucas story once they met up in Love. Their story was definitely a case of fantasy being better than reality. It was mind-numbingly boring and frustrating to see how long it took Kate to figure all of that out.
All in all, Drive Me Crazy was a cute, fun and quick read. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t perfect and it’s definitely not one of those amazing, blow your mind type books. But they can’t all be mind-blowing, can they? I would recommend putting a copy of Drive Me Crazy in your beach bag this summer.
3 out of 5 Bookmarks = A cute, quick read that would be a perfect summer read.