Title: Falling in Love with English Boys
Author: Melissa Jensen
Release Date: October 28th 2010
Age: Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer—no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something—anything—to do in London while her (s)mother’s off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her—and finds the similarities between their lives to be oddly close. But where Katherine has the whirls of the society, the parties and the gossip over who is engaged to who, Cat’s only got some really excellent English chocolate. Then she meets William Percival—the uber-hot descendant of Katherine—and things start looking up . . .
Catherine is a sixteen years old girl whose mother is an expert of antique things. It's because of that reason that her mother decides to go to London for the summer, and to drag Catherine with her.
Catherine was such a fun girl. At first she's angry with her mother and very very bored without her friends, but decides to blog about her boring summer in London. I loved her personality and her thoughts, she had that thing to know what to say and make you laugh at the right moment.
At first it's just about Cat, but it is not to long until Katherine is introduced. She is from the past, 1815. Cat's mother gives Katherine's diary to her, hoping she will find out they aren't so different, even when they obviously have very different lives.
At this moment the book began to alternate between Cat and Kat. At first I wasn't liking this kind of writing, specially because Cat's story was beginning to be more interesting with the addittion of Will, the British hottie. But soon I was caught in Kat's story too.
I liked both stories, and at the end I wished to know more about both of the girls. Both stories are sweet and romantic, and all the secondary characters are great. Specially Cat's friends, which are just so cool!
Overall, Falling in Love with English Boys is a fun young adult book, filled with great characters, sweet romance and a cute ending.