I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies.
The funny thing is while Val and her parents are reacting exactly how people should react when dealing with this type of situation, most YA MC's and their ESPN loving parents would be acting nonchalant about it. Probably just shrug it off as love. This is why I like this book.