Reviewed by Melanie on June 13, 2017
I really want to make sure that I don’t spoil any parts of the book, so I’ll do my best to be a bit vague.
The book is about Same, who has been in trouble in the past, but with a new city is trying to turn over a new leaf. While trying to get into the “in crowd” she learns a lot about herself, her friends, and the other cultures around her.
Sam, as a character is a great one. While some of her actions lead to issues, she works hard to not only understand her different relationships better, but also tries to be a better person and help those around her become better versions of themselves as well.
The story is well written with a few plot twists I wasn’t expecting. The only reason I didn’t give it five moose tracks is from a couple of plot jumps and fall backs. In one part, she’s having lunch and it states she has her food and is picking out the tomatoes. In the next chapter, same lunch, it says she’s gets back to the table as the food is being delivered.
Overall, I highly recommend Amish Guys Don’t Call. It’s a fast read, and a cute story that hits on some major themes for teenagers. From trying to fit in, to fighting to stand out, I feel like most readers will identify with the elements of the story, pulling them further into the book.