Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president’s son, sometimes life has other plans. Read my review of Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter.
Book Review: Not If I Save You First
This book was “cute” like many of Ally Carter’s books are. That’s not to say the book was bad, it wasn’t. Just if I had to find an adjective to describe it, it would be cute.
In the opening chapters, we meet Maddie and Logan. Logan is the son of the President and Maddie the daughter of the head of the Secret Service.
In the beginning, they are carefree, young, ten-year-olds but they don’t stay young or carefree for long. A traumatic experience at the White House quickly changes both of their lives.
After the life-altering event, Maddie’s dad drags her off to a cabin in the Alaska wilderness. Fast-forward 6 years, Maddie is now an angry 16-year-old girl, angrier than the normal 16-year-old girl. Logan is the president’s rule-breaking, security detail fleeing kid with a chip on his shoulder.
When the two finally reunite it’s a totally predictable reunion, almost. But it was cute and the story moved quickly enough. Carter as always keeps the story light while surrounding the characters with drama.
The characters, beyond Logan and Maddie, were really only in the story to further develop their relationship. There were some small stories around who they were but you could tell they were inconsequential to the overall story.
I wouldn’t call this book a must read but if you’re looking for a cute, quick read this one is perfect to pick up.