Love Notes by Heather Gunter

Love Notes  - Heather Gunter

Love Notes starts out with Charlie just moving to a new town and having to start her senior year in high school. She's used to new schools, and she's never really had any real friends before so she's not really afraid of it. However, what she's not used to his a guy take notice of her. And that is immediately what happens. 

Maverick has never had real feelings for a girl before, but now he literally runs into a beautiful girl who instantly has him intrigued. This girl is so beautiful, but she doesn't even know it. She smart, funny, sweet, and a little sassy too. And Maverick does everything he can to get her to go out with him. 

They instantly start a beautiful (but slow) romance. The only thing is Charlie has problems at home. Her father is verbal abusive to her. He calls her ugly, fat, and stupid every day. And Charlie doesn't know how to live any way else. She also doesn't believe anyone can think she's pretty or smart because of living with her father for so long. As the story continues through Charlie and Mavericks journey, they each have their ups and downs but it is a beautifully sad story to read. And in the end, it ended happy.

Overall this book was very very good. The author did a wonderful job of describing how damaged Charlie is, and what she has to go through every day. It was heartbreaking. And it was good to see Charlie actually find people who care about her. I'm also excited to see more of Charlie, Maverick and their friends in the next book.