Sloane made a statement with her art that got her arrested. Her parents made the decision to take her away from her friends and family so she will straighten up her act. That's how she ended up in Texas with a cute next door neighbor.
Honestly, Ten Things Sloane Hates about Tru had both good and bad aspects to it. I enjoyed the writing, it really drew me in. Also, the premise was interesting. However, it would have made more sense, in my opinion, if it focused more around Sloane's parents, who have a not-so loving marriage, rather than Sloane's act of delinquency. Who would just up and move their daughter half-way across the country for a form of punishment?
The playfulness between Tru and Sloane was one of the reasons I gave this book a three star rating. Tru seems to be overly confident, but as the story progresses, we find that he is really making up for a situation he cannot control.
Which brings me to my next topic, the reason why my rating shrunk from a four star to a three star. The books starts out going in a certain direction, and stays that way for most of the story. Then, the last few chapters ended up going a different way. It only focused on one point, which left me with unanswered questions. Questions that were important to the story, and mainly about Tru's father. Tru says he can handle it and that he'll only have to deal with it a few more months. Is that suppose to give the reader comfort? Well, it didn't, not this reader anyway. I felt like that topic should have had some closure.
This book is still a decent read, but mostly for a younger audience.
When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin's NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it's all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it's not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It's the ten reasons she doesn't want to be without him.