Have you watched Greek? Have you read the book?
I know what you're thinking.
Another book that's based on a TELEVISION SERIES or MOVIE?
I mean we've got Vampire Diaries, Clique...do we need more? Blah blah blah.
Well, Greek: Double Date, is worth the read. (not to mention the show is so worth watching especially if you want to relive your college years! Like me!)
Here's the summary:
Two dates—same night!
Major oops. When Casey Cartwright's brother begs her to be nerdy Dale Kettlewell's date to the sure-to-be-boring Honors Engineering Awards, Casey says yes. Even though Dale is totally not her type…and might have a crush on her. Ugh. But it's a nice thing to do, and Casey's always been the "nice" girl. But now, that night conflicts with the biggest event of the semester, the All-Greek formal. Casey already has a date lined up: hot transfer student Rob Howell.
What to do? What Casey does may surprise even herself….
Casey is a funny, snarky heroine and her boy problems can't help but make you relate. After all - havent we ALL gone out with multiple guys in one night (I guess i was the unlucky one then b/c I had a hard time getting one!)
Rusty, her brother, is just as quirky and after having a little brother of my own that was only a couple years younger - I felt right at home in watching them interact/fight/complain/help each other. Not to mention, the secondary characters are all quite silly and add to the story.
Especially the scenes with Ashleigh and Casey.
A few funny moments that stuck out to me:
- When Rebecca and Casey are hiding from a mouse for a long time in the kitchen. "Do you know how long we've been up here? I am this close to eating the box of salad croutons."
- When Casey is talking to Ashleigh about finding a date, Ashleigh suggests asking her brother for advice. Casey responds with: "Please! Me ask my brother to find me a date? Stars would have to collide in some universe-breaking fashion for that to happen." Ashleigh goes on to suggest hunting through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
- When Dale, Cappie and Rusty are talking about Casey. "She'd dump him in an instant if you would commit. So do us a favor - put up or shut up - and no - this is not my anti-allergins talking!"
Have you watched Greek on ABC? This is a great way to ease into the TV series that is now into it's third season. So, check out this book if you want some fun light reading or if you want to see what the Greek show is all about. Also, the second book, Greek: Best Frenemies is coming out in Oct.
This week, you can head over to Harlequin Teen on Facebook to join in some of the Greek activities. They also have a fun Greek site up too.
Come on, when will you ever get to do Greek Week again?
So tell me, what was your biggest Dating OOPs in college and win a copy of Double Date!