No, unless you're particularly sensitive on the topic of dementia.
No, just teenage angst.
What I Liked:
The accurate depiction of the life of a teenager. Emme was self-absorbed, quirky, flighty, over thought everything, over dramatised everything and generally got on my nerves... But I liked her. That may sound strange but I did. She was real and the author perfectly captured what it was like to be young with the world revolving around you even when you're old enough to know it doesn't.
Her relationship with Brandon was innocent and sweet. It reminded me of the simpler days and the rollercoaster of first love.
What I Didn't Like:
It was too young for me. I knew this was a YA book when I read it but it wasn't what I was expecting from a YA book. Maybe it was because I typically read YA paranormals, rather than contemporary, but, yeah, it was too young. While I could read Emme's story and reminisce about it was like to be that age I couldn't really relate, plus I like more passion and intensity in my books and less rambling about lip gloss and horoscopes.
I don't think I'd recommend this book to adult readers but I'd definitely recommend it for a teenage audience especially if you're a parent concerned about 'the sexualisation of children' or 'the influence of media corrupting the youth' for this is most definitely a 'clean' book.
Dating the It guy doesn't venture into controversial topics, it isn't dark and twisty, and despite being 'typical' teenagers the characters are pretty well adjusted. Plus, it covers off sensitive issues - like death and illness of elderly relatives - pretty well.
Besides mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, Krysten is also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book. Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.