Devon is experiencing a less than ideal start to her senior year of high school: her parents are making her join a college prep club, her cousin Foster has moved in with her family indefinitely, and her long-time crush and best friend still hasn’t declared his love. To make matters worse, Devon is one of two seniors taking PE; All-American football player Ezra is the other and he seems like a total jerk. When Ezra discovers Foster has a knack for football, he agrees to help Foster train for varsity, and this brings Ezra unavoidably into Devon’s life outside of class.
The story borrows from Pride and Prejudice, yet forges its own identity, straying from its source material enough to keep you guessing what will happen. What stands out are the complicated, heartbreaking stories of Ezra and Foster, which are purposefully and gradually revealed as the story moves forward. Amongst the secondary and background characters, there exists no shortage of stereotypes – freshman girls are portrayed as beauty-vain airheads and referred to as “prostitots.” However, as Devon’s personal growth occurs and her views change, much-welcomed depth arises. An unexpectedly touching, thoroughly delightful tale on the dangers of first impressions and assumptions.