by Jelsa Mepsey
Publication Date: Sept 22, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Sixteen-year-old Max Prescott knows all too well the joys of cheating girlfriends and traitorous friends. He’s not eager to have his heart trampled again, but money and a fresh start can mean the difference between happiness and a dark path with his name on it.
So when Melly Hewson, a perky and enigmatic classmate, asks him to be her model for a year-long photography project, Max agrees. Melly Hewson is everything Max isn’t. She’s outgoing, witty and always knows the right words to say. And despite his best efforts, Max finds himself drawn to her.
Still, he isn’t stupid. He knows a girl like Melly will only use him and then never speak to him again. Besides, he’s been to that rodeo. As long as he keeps his feelings off the market, he won’t make the same mistakes as last time.
Yet underneath Melly’s sweet smiles lies a secret she’d rather kept hidden. And as the year goes on and the photos pile up, Max and Melly will find themselves developing through the negatives, a story that when told could push them to opposite ends of their world. But the only thing worst than the truth is, the facade that surrounds them.
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Disclaimer: Other than the picture of Waffles, I, Jelsa Mepsey, do not claim to own the following pictures of the actors and actresses in this dream cast. I have done my best to add source information for each picture that is shown below.
Max Prescott – Devon Bostick
I chose this particular picture because Melly takes a picture of Max standing against a brick wall, and his facial expression fits both the situation and the character.
Melly Hewson – Vanessa Morano
There’s something about how her smile really fits Melly.
Waffles Hewson – Waffles Mepsey
I shamelessly based Waffles off of my own dog. This is the only picture that I claim to own.
Source: I like taking pictures of my dog.
Adam Prescott – Ross Lynch
Admittedly, I was eying all of Ross’s brothers, but I ultimately decided on him because of the story this picture could tell.
Tina Hawthorne – Eliza Dushku
Although Tina changes her hair very often throughout the course of the novel, there’s something about this actress’s face that makes me think she would play Tina perfectly.
Cassy Carlson – Elizabeth Gilles
Pretty much any picture works perfectly. It was really hard to pick one, but I like the intensity in her eyes in this one.
Jaxon Grum – Drake Bell
He’s probably too old now, but a younger version of him really works well.
Mr. Zachary Campbell – Leonardo DiCaprio
I love Inception way too much to not pick an actor or actress from the cast.
Hope you all enjoyed imagining these characters with me! Thanks for your time.
Jelsa Mepsey writes young adult contemporary romance fiction, drawing inspiration from daily life. With her work, she is dedicated to spurring people to think about what they have taken for granted and to shed light on the issues people avoid talking about. As an Asian-American in her 20s, she is excited to explore more of the human experience as she herself journeys through life. Writing, rock climbing 5.12 routes, and playing various instruments have resulted in the formation of many calluses on her hands over the years. When not engaging in her previously mentioned hobbies, Jelsa can be found at her local library with a stack of at least ten books, naming her various pens, or staring at her dog Waffles for inspiration.
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