The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage

The Stillburrow Crush

                      The Stillburrow Crush


Sixteen year old, Carrie Paxton, isn't the most popular girl in her small town of Stillburrow. But that's never concerned her before. Her life revolves around her writing, and she loves her job as the student editor of the school paper.

But when she gets assigned to interview the football team's beloved quarterback, she takes one look into Luke Carter's blue eyes and is a goner. Suddenly, she doesn't like her lowly rank so much. Then her dreamy, popular crush surprises her when he starts to act as if he likes her in return. But there's no way Luke Carter could possibly ever like a nobody like Carrie Paxton. Is there?
202 pages
Published February 26th 2010 by Climbing Rosebud

(MY THOUGHTS)           5  HEARTS!!!!!
 The Stillburrow Crush started off with a sweet chic-lit contemporary storyline. I said, okay, this is really cute. With the rich jock quarterback and the poor girl who falls for him . . . But halfway through this novel, Linda Kage throws me a fantastic curveball, and one heck of a powerful storyline. Linda Kage’s writing is one that sneaks up on you, and I found myself biting my nails and crying my eyes out. I Love Kage for that kind of surprise attack. The Stillburrow Crush is a short read, but Linda Kage delivers a powerful story in this short read, with some of today's most important situations teenagers find themselves in. Linda Kage is a very talented writer and I’m definitely going to be reading more of her novels.

Carrie grew up in the small town of Stillburrow, where the people judge your worth by how rich you are. When Carrie starts to crush on the town’s rich, hot jock quarterback, she wants to slap herself, because she knows Luke is never going to have the same feelings for a social low-class like her. Carrie’s right about Luke at first and Luke will have to figure out what means the most to him.

I also love Carrie's brother, Marty, who is twenty-two and is considered a loser. Marty has been seeing the high-class principle’s daughter, Abby, who is a year older than Carrie. What happened between Marty and Abby really broke my heart and it also gets this judgmental town to start thinking about what their teaching their kids.

The Stillburrow Crush was an awesome surprise that I just wasn't expecting from a two hundred page novel, but I love when novel can surprise me. I highly recommend The Stillburrow Crush.


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review. You made my day! I'm glad you liked the story.

  2. I'm so glad you like the review Linda! I enjoyed reading The Stillburrow Crush so much.
    Thank you! :)

  3. I love contemporary romances! I might need to check this one out. :)