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Author: Christian McKay Heidicher
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 2016
Synopsis from Goodreads:
ten minutes after he met a girl. A living, breathing girl named
Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta
seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.
Jaxon’s first date. Ever.
In rehab, he can’t blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He
can’t slash through armies to kiss her sweet lips. Instead, he has
just four days to earn one million points by learning real-life
skills. And he’ll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn
how to cross-stitch—in order to make it to his date.
If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens
in treatment, confront his mother’s absence, and maybe admit that it’s
more than video games that stand in the way of a real connection.
Prepare to be cured.
Why I’m excited:
How awesome is that cover? I cannot stopping looking at its bright, colorful nerdiness. This sounds fun and funny, albeit with some serious undertones. I love a witty, male protagonist, and something tells me Jaxon and I are going to be friends. WANT!