Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Genres: Young Adult
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Can you fall in love with a voice? This witty romance, told entirely through phone calls, chronicles the tale of a wrong number gone right.
It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens.
Gradually Lucy and James begin to understand each other on a deeper level than anyone else in their lives. But when James wants to meet in person, Lucy is strangely resistant. And when her secret is revealed, he’ll understand why…
This was a really fast read. It was cute, too. The entire story is told through phone conversations between James and Lucy. Their whole relationship started because Lucy kept leaving messages on James voicemail for someone that is not James. James finally called her back and they struck up a phone conversation that kind of snowballed into more phone conversations and the more they talked, the more they started to like each other.
I really liked James. His personality was very easy to fall in with and though Lucy was a lot harder to pin down, I ended up liking her character. My only gripe is that I wish we would have gotten some more story with them having already met. It would have been nice to read about their adventures after finally meeting each other, I felt like the story would have been so much more engaging had there been more physical interaction between the two characters.
But aside from that, this was an enjoyable summer treat, a quick read that won’t take any time at all to get read.
Grade: 2.5 out of 5