by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publication: Juanuary 5th 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN: 1250075963 (ISBN13: 9781250075963)
Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.
Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.
When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.
** I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange of my honest review**
I read this book back in November and this is what I thought:
This book is so easy to read and once I started I couldn’t stop, all the things that happened make me wanted to keep reading non-stop. 😀 It was just so intriguing and with a lot going on that I just couldn’t think of anything more. Firsts is my new favorite book, I loved every page of it! This book made me laugh and cry (cry a lot), and it’s been a long time since a book did that to me. ❤
Mercedes was a spectacular girl! ❤ I really love her but she did a lot of bad decisions, she did them thinking she was doing something helpful but still it wasn’t the best to do. In my opinion, she was a sweet and great friend with a lot of troubles in her mind. A lot of times I felt sorry for her, I don’t think she deserves anything that happened to her. 😦
My others two favorite characters were Zach and Faye, they were so supportive and sweet, I’d love to have them as friends 😍 . They are that kind of people that no matter what happen they’ll be there for you and I loved them for that. All the characters were nice at some point except for Mercedes’ parents, they were so cruel and bad parents. I hate them, I don’t think Mercedes come from those two. 😬
I loved the end I think it was wonderful narrated. The only thing I think could be worked a little bit more was the relationship between Mercedes and her parents, the end of that relationship didn’t feel quite real. However, I loved this book a lot and I will recommend it to everybody. It was amazing! I loved how Laurie wrote it, it felt really unique. ❤
I think the exact same but I’ll add that it wasn’t quite believable the things that happened (a lot of drama) but it’s still a great book and it’s one favorite because it has everything I like, an incredible but yet simple cover, a sweet protagonist, supportive friends and cute romance! 😀
Firsts made my days while reading it 100% better
You should read it if you like romance, contemporary, realistic fiction, coming of age, High School, sexuality and YA .
That’s all I have to say about Firsts, I hope this help you to decide if you want to read it
I hoope you have an amazing day and reading time!