Review of “First Love” – James Patterson and Emily Raymond

An extraordinary portrait of true love that will move anyone who has a first love story of their own.

Axi Moore is a “good girl”: She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn’t tell anyone how all she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson—who she also happens to be madly in love with.

When Axi spontaneously invites Robinson to come with her on an impulsive cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out of control after the teens find themselves on the run from the police. And when Robinson suddenly collapses, Axi has to face the truth that this trip might be his last.

A remarkably moving tale very personal to James Patterson’s own past, FIRST LOVE is testament to the power of first love—and how it can change the rest of your life.



I usually don’t review teeny bopper books but, as a JP fan, I decided to spend a few lines telling you about it – the high and low parts for me.

First, I will say the first half of the book didn’t excite me. I’m sure it will appeal to the younger crowd though, despite the fact there are no vampires or whatever else the teenagers are raving over these days. (Over 30 so I’m not up on what’s hip anymore. People still say hip, right? *big smile*)

However, the second half reminded me of something you’d view on the Hallmark Channel – sweet in a sad sort of way. I’ll admit, I will probably be one of those people who would TIVO it. Gosh, I’m such a sap.

If you decide to read it, pass it on to a younger person, discuss your opinions on it and then come back to visit us. I’d love to hear the views on the book from different generations.

Heart rating system:

1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)

 Score: ❤❤❤

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