He needed a place to hide. She needed a friend. They never expected to fall in love. After a car accident - an event he considers a prank gone bad - jaded pop star Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He's supposed to rest, heal his scars, and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.
Worse, the girl who's been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie - a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He's never met a girl who's never been kissed, believes in romance, and thinks Hunter's a "nice" guy.
Funny thing is...Hunter is nice around Vere because she's his first real friend. He also can't seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he'd never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.
She tortures him daily for guy advice on how to snag her lifelong crush: a guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere. And sadly he's taken note of Vere's stunning transformation.
When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can't resist.
And that's when things get out of control.
Anne Eliot is an Amazon top 100 best-selling young adult author. She writes sweet high school romances featuring book boyfriends you can't forget and, of course, those amazing first kisses.
©2012 Butterfly Books, LLC & Anne MacFarlane writing as Anne Eliot (P)2015 Butterfly Books, LLC & Anne MacFarlane writing as Anne Eliot
"Unmaking Hunter Kennedy is now brought to life by the expressive voices of Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott.... Unmaking Hunter Kennedy gets our Best First Kiss award. This rockstar romance will make you swoon." (I Love YA Fiction)
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Heartwrenching but in a good & Bad way!! I wish there would've been a bit more of an ending with what was going to happen with the band, his mom & a few other things! otherwise I loved it! The Narration was amazing as always!!
"even as teenagers"
I liked how the narrators were able to still be convincing even when reading as teenagers.
They tone of voice was spot on throughout the book which can be difficult considering teens are so over the top
My favorite scene was when Dustin ((Hunter)) would talk with a lisp. And the conversations him and Ver use to have.
The moment where Hunter truly reveales how he was feeling the night that ultimately changed his life which lead to discussions on depression and suicide
Amazing book loved it from start to dlfinsih. Very realistic with a bit of a stretch at times. Loved that issues that teens truly face where touched upon.
"I fell in love!"
I absolutely fell in love with both Hunter and Vere! It take me back to that first true love and makes you feel young again. The store in great the more you listen the more you love the characters.
"Most annoying main character and narrator DONT BUY"
Absolutely NOT!! The dialogue in this book was laughable to the point it was uncomfortable! When Hunter it was obvious it was girl trying to talk for a boy.
Write better dialogue! Get to the point! More relatable characters would have been nice!
I didn't mind the guy to much but the girl's voice was NOT made to read books ever!
ALL of the inner monologue for Vere andhow dramatic they were about what happened to Hunter like yeah it's bad but don't tell us what happen and then act like it's a mystery or there is something else and more to the story!!!
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!! I wish I hadn't bought! I finished because I can never stop a book once I start because I did spend my hard earned money on it"/
"Adorable YA book"
I loved how Hunter learned to be a person and not an image or piece or property to the tabloid media. The developement of the relationship between Vera and Hunter is sweet. Its has its ups and downs that blend very nicely.
My favorate character has to be Vera. She is such a shy and embarrassed girl who blossoms into her own and becomes fairly confident in herself. She steps out of her comfort zone and falls in love with Hunter a rock star who is in hiding after making several very bad choices.
For performance my favorite charater has to be Vera's best friend Jenny. she was just adorable, funking and comfortable with herself as a person and her looks. A strong relationship with her best friend who which is very solid.
I did laugh and cry and smiled alot at all the cute teenage things that occurred during the book.
This is a sweet YA book that is clean except for kissing, but a great book for girls to read.
"Love this book!"
I bought this on a spur liking the rating and the story line and let me tell you it didn't disappoint! the author is very detailed and I loved that it felt like I was walking around living as the characters. the 2 that did the voices were AMAZING! they brought it fully to life for me! if you're debating on getting this just stop the inner conflict and get out ASAP! you won't be disappointed!
"A story that makes you laugh & cry."
Had to finish this in one day! Could not stop listening. The characters were engaging although, the lead girl was a bit psycho at times. Her antics, sometimes, reminded me of someone in Jr. high rather than a Jr. in high school. On hiatus from his boy band, the leading male character is trying to collect himself after a series of negative events leaves him wondering who he really is and how to mend the torn pieces of his life.
A book great for young adults and older since the sex doesn't go farther than a kiss but does address some mature issues (drinking, suicide, talk about sexual situations).
Love it. Characters are nerdy, geeky, hot, sporty, hunky, dorky, FUNNY. Love Ver and Jena!
They cracked me up!!!
This story is a great summer listen. The narrators made the story really engaging and fun. A++
"Very sweet story"
It's in the top ten.
Kai and Wen are consistent, and this is right in that ballpark.
This was a very sweet young adult, coming of age, teen angsty novel. Well written and well performed. While it does touch on serious subjects they are handled delicately and positively. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a light read.
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