Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Review: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer

Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer


He can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he'll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot.

When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers, enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love for the first time ever.

But he keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him back if she knows the truth about him….



Girl Loves Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer deals with some heavier issues than the misleading title (and cover) demonstrates. This is a fun read but it is in no way a light read.

Travis Walker.

Pfeffer gives Travis Walker a great voice. The book is wrote from his prospective. And she captured the mindset of a nineteen year old, ladies man very well. Travis knows he's good looking and knows how to work it.

However, Pfeffer, artfully starts peeling back different layers of Travis personality. And we slowly get different glimpses into his life and we see all his depth -- fears, passions, ethics, desires, and failures.

He is an awesome main character that evolves throughout each chapter.

New Adult Genre.

This is one of the best books that I have read in the New Adult genre, because it dares to go down a different path. A realistic look into a nineteen year old boys life that is doing everything to survive the bad luck that life keeps throwing at him. It was heartbreakingly accurate at times as it depicted the different struggles.

And the sex scenes were actually tasteful (especially compared to other NA books) -- which I found kinda refreshing.

The Firefighters.

I loved this part of the storyline. It made me want to grab up another book about firefighters and start reading (Any suggestions?) It was really well written and give the story some added dimensions. One of my favorite parts of the story.

Favorite Character?

Garret. I don't think I am even suppose to like him, but I did. Even when he was being a bit of a punk, his talent as a firefighter, confidence, and occasional tenderness won me over.


Shout out to Feed Your Fiction Addiction whose review inspired me to give this book a try.

Read her thoughts on Girls Love Travis Walker: here.


1 comment:

  1. This book sounds like something I might like. Firefighters and evolving characters with layers sound lovely. Great review!