Publisher: Summer Road Press
Release Date: October 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
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[Interview & Giveaway (ends 4.13.12)]
Shot Through the Heart is a heart-warming read that had me smiling and laughing! The story revolves around Senior Assassin – a water gun competition with a prize of $2,000 – and childhood friends Connor, Josh, and Peyton. The story is fast paced, and told in alternating perspectives between Peyton, and her brother’s best friend Connor.
My favorite thing about this book is that the main characters, Peyton and Connor, are so smart and driven. I love that Peyton is smart in the have-to-work-hard-for-it way. She’s dedicated to her dream of being accepted to MIT, of becoming an engineer, and potentially working for NASA (hello, that was so me!). This aspect made Burnham’s characters so… refreshing.
Reading this, I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic for high school, and wish that our school played Senior Assassin! The storyline was somewhat predictable, but that didn’t faze me at all. Shot Through the Heart is a sweet romantic comedy that will tug at your heart!