Worst Impressions: A Novel (The Jane Series) features Liz Bennett, a basketball phenom whose already dramatic world is turned upside down when two popular boys enter her life--one vying for her affection and the other plucking her nerves. It's a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for young adults of all ages.
Author K. L. Brady
From the 2010 Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction and the Third Place Grand Prize Winner for The Best Fiction of 2010 comes part one in a hilarious series of coming-of-age stories for young adults of all ages!
Sharp-witted basketball phenom Liz Bennett just wants finish high school under the radar...and without constantly defending herself against false rumors about her sexuality. With two trouble magnet kid sisters and a mother obsessed with protecting her virginity, she’s already dealing with more drama than an Emmy-winning daytime soap opera. But when two popular new guys enter her life, she’s forced from the shadows and onto center stage.
Trent Whitman, Liz’s hot new admirer, pursues and woos her with his silver tongue and hazel eyes. He turns on the charm, and Liz turns off all common sense. Darcell Williams, on the other hand, is a star football player, who sticks his cleats in his mouth from day one. As far as Liz is concerned, Trent is a dream and Darcell is a devil reincarnate.
During the Back-to-School dance, Darcell spews an oh-no-he-didn’t insult that cements Liz's contempt for His Evilness. Oh yes, their feud is on and popping! Driven by spite and embarrassment, Liz instigates a series of misunderstandings that propel her into an inevitable confrontation with Darcell. But when a Bennett family crisis reveals Darcell’s and Trent’s true colors, will Liz’s pride prevent her from accepting each for who he really is?
Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this novel brings a timeless story to contemporary multicultural teens.
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"I laughed out loud so many times reading this book. SO MUCH FUN! Liz is quick to bring the quips, snappy comebacks abound. You also can't help but laugh at how easily avoidable and/or very dramatic certain situations seem to be. Liz's voice rings true and it resounds off the pages, full of life. Her reactions and actions were genuine, she didn't try to act overly brave or tough, she was at the happy medium." Ari - Reading in Color
"This book really kept me on my toes! I could easily relate to the narrator, because she was just trying to get by in a house full of crazy girls and a high school full of confusing boys. There were definitely a lot of surprises! This was a great book, a fun and entertaining read, with that happy ending that really makes you feel like the book is finished." Felicia
"OMG!! I loved this book, from start to finish. I couldnt put it down. The characters are excellent and very "real." Props to the author, cannot wait for the next book." Liz
"Like, seriously I could not put this book down. OMG. It was hi...larious." Folake Taylor
"This was so funny I was laughing most of the time I read this. I finished this book in just three hours. Liz was so funny. Her mom was over protective and her dad reminded me a lot of mine. The love story had a lot of drama and boyfriend stealing, and her sisters were funny too. But what I liked most was Liz, who was a good girl that loved her sisters who she thought were more pretty than she was. I give this 5 stars out of 5, because it was just so funny."
"I really enjoyed this book. It had several characters that I could relate to and it caused me to laugh a lot. I really admired the heroine of the book, Liz. She was strong, smart - book smart and street smart, and she was happy to be her self. I loved how she wanted a guy to love her without her having to dress up. I can definately relate because I believe that if a guy loves you, then your appearance shouldn't matter. All in all, I really enjoyed this romantic comedy. It was impossible to put it down, and I live its strong message." Whitney W