Sway by Kat Spears
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"Sway" is that quality of easing the way, making things happen for other people. Jesse is the epitome of that quality, hence it becoming his nickname. Even the principal of his high school needs some of Sway's special brand of help.
So far, so good. Jesse's realization that he wants something different, to be someone else, feels real. The hijinks that ensue don't always feel that way: there are too many coincidences (which, of course, is the whole point of having "sway") and people who buy in to Jesse's convoluted schemes. Hence the four stars. Just once I wanted it to not work, whereas by the end, everything does and life goes merrily on. But that's me, YMMV.
ARC provided by publisher.