Rogue Wave could be loosely based on my boyfriend and I if we had dated in high school. Whenever the kid asks him about what he was like in school, he kind of has to tell her that he was a troublemaker and not a fan of school. He was not interested in going to college. He also has to tell her that she should not follow in his footsteps. Then he has to hide his laughter when she does in fact follow in his troublemaking footsteps.
I was the opposite. I had detention one time – for tardiness. My grades were good. I would have gotten into most colleges all by myself.
So here we are ten years later, still kind of an odd couple.
The main difference between ourselves and the characters is that neither one of us surfs. There’s still time to learn. It’s been on my bucket list for a really long time. For now, we watch surfing movies and documentaries. Ok, I watch the documentaries. Nerdy girl until the end.
We cannot wait to go to the beach . . . any beach. Some of us need a vacation sooner than later. I’m looking forward to reading this book at the beach this summer. Who knows, maybe we’ll go somewhere that has surfing lessons.
Book Description and Info:
A love story that survives the test of time.
Keith McKallister is the king of the stoners. You know the type. Every school has
one – the hot, fun, dopey guy beloved by the student body but despised by, well,
just about everyone else. He spends his early mornings in the ocean and his
days trying to get to class on time. Life is as easy as it gets until one poor choice
too many catches up with him and he’s forced to reevaluate his path.
Samantha Anderson sits in the front row. You know the type. Every school has
one – the quiet, faceless, studious girl who fears the taunts of her peers and
fades into the background. Life has never been simple for Samantha, and it’s
about to get a little more complicated when Keith slides into the seat beside her
with a partnership plan designed for his benefit only. But what Keith brings to the
table is more than either of them could imagine.
Sometimes the person you least expect to make a difference will change your life
forever. Sometimes the person you love the most might be better off without you.