Sloane is an 80s girl in a modern world.
She’d rather curl up with a John Hughes movie than walk the halls of Grover High. However, all of that is about to change, because on the first day of school she runs into none other than Mr. Sixteen Candles himself, Jake Ryan.
Okay, he’s not really Jake Ryan, but Gabe has the khakis, sports car, and trademark charm to fit the role.
Sloane hopes to pull a Molly Ringwald and win him over with her quirky sense of humor and even quirkier fashion sense, but what she doesn’t know is that she and her seemingly untouchable celebrity crush have a lot more in common than they think.
Seeking Jake Ryan is the first in a series of romantic comedies centering around everybody’s favorite 80s movies.
J. Hart –
Seeking Jake Ryan is a wonderfully written book by M.F. Lorain and Jessica Bucher and is my first experience with the two authors writting as a duo. The story centers on Sloane, a huge John Hughes and Molly Ringwald fan, as she tries to catch her own Jake, all while trying to survive high school.
The book is loosly based on one of my favorite teen movies, Sixteen Candles, and reminded me of my youth. I listened to it over the course of a few evenings with my teenaged daughter. We both loved the story and the narration done by Joyce Oven was very well done. I would definitely recommend this book to others and I am going to continue on to next next book in the series with my daughter as my listening partner.