In this honest, frank, and funny debut novel, four best friends make a pact during their senior year of high school to lose their virginities—and end up finding friendship, love, and self-discovery along the way.
To be honest, the sex pact wasn’t always part of the plan.
Layla started it. She announced it super casually to the rest of the girls between bites of frozen yogurt, as if it was just simply another addition to her massive, ever-evolving To Do List. She is determined to have sex for the first time before the end of high school. Initially, the rest of the crew is scandalized, but, once they all admit to wanting to lose their v-cards too, they embark on a quest to do the deed together… separately.
Layla’s got it in the bag. Her serious boyfriend, Logan, has been asking for months.
Alex has already done it. Or so she says.
Emma doesn’t know what the fuss is all about, but sure, she’ll give it a shot.
And Zoe, well, Zoe can’t even say the o word without bursting into giggles.
Will everything go according to plan? Probably not. But at least the girls have each other every hilarious, heart-warming, cringe-inducing step of the way.
From debut author Lindsey Rosin, Cherry is a coming-of-age, laugh-out-loud tale of first times, last chances, and the enduring friendships that make it all worthwhile.
I loved this story! I sped through it so quickly. It was such a fun romp.
I loved the chat and the pact. These four characters had such different experiences. It was a little odd how much pressure they put on themselves, but I appreciated their dedication.
Logan was such a teenage BOY, and Layla deserved better. I could tell right away that her experience wouldn’t be as easy as the others. Thank goodness for froyo boy! So cute. Alex made my heart melt. It’s not easy when people assume things about you, and she took it like a champ. I was also a HUGE Joey fan. Emma surprised me the most. I thought she and the photography guy would fall madly in love. What actually happened was probably better. And gurl, all these “lasts” aren’t the end of the world! It’s just the end of high school! There’s so much in life to look forward to. And Zoe… I connected with her the least, but I’m glad she found happiness too.
Overall, a very cute coming-of-age story!
- Firsts – Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
- The First Time (2012)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares