This book was given to me by Netgalley in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true—often with surprising consequences.
A romance reading teen goes to a new school and experiences love and it’s perils for the first time.
I had a love hate relationship (mostly hate) with our protagonist, Merrilee. As the premise states, she is obsessed with all things literature (love), particularly sappy love stories (don’t love). You know those love-sick teens who idealized everything sappy and unrealistic in life and focus in on that entirely and that’s all they ever talk about? That is our main girl. I couldn’t get past that in the end and therefore couldn’t rank this book higher.
The authors writing style was enjoyable and a good fit for the high school reader. And I loved the premise. Did anyone see Austenland
? Because that’s what this premise and book kind of reminded me of. (Side note: that movie is hilarious and must be seen immediately).
Overall, the annoyance with Merrilee sunk this book for me and is why I couldn’t rate it higher.
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. It is available May 1st, 2018.