Fresh Ink: An Anthology by various authors

official blurb
Careful–you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written–whose next chapters are up to you. Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.

my blurb!
A collection of 12 short stories, of extremely varying plot lines, all written by authors of color.

3 out of 5

It’s hard to rate this book because there are twelve stories in it.  So, I averaged all of my ratings for the grand total above. (Which was technically 2.979 stars, but who’s counting?) Here’s the total breakdown of each story:

Eraser Tattoo: 1 star
Meet Cute: 2 stars
Don’t Pass Me By: 3 stars
Be Cool For Once: 5 stars
Tags: 3 stars
Why I Learned to Cook: 3.25 stars
A Stranger at the Bonchinche- 3.5 Stars
A Boys Duty: 2.75 stars
One Voice: 3.75 stars
Paladin/Samurai: 1 star
Catch, Pull, Drive: 2.5 stars
Super Human: 5 stars

 

Overall, I would skip this anthology- which is not a rare thing for me. It’s even more rare for me to like an anthology enough to recommend it (See my review of Almost Midnight for a 5 star short story book!)  There were a few good stories in there- particularly the last story by Nicola Yoon, who is actually the author that made me pick this up in the first place.  The worst part about short stories is that they leave you wanting more! The best part is the ones that you are not enjoying are over pretty quickly. haha.

while reading you should
Watch:  followed by American Crime Story: OJ Simpson
Follow: Tomi Adeyemi on twitter

if you would like to buy
Click here: Fresh Ink: An Anthology

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The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

official blurb
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West–and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing–down to number four. Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben’s, including give up sleep and comic books–well, maybe not comic books–but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it’s time to declare a champion once and for all. The war is Trixie’s for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben’s cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie’s best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they’re on–and they might not pick the same side.

my blurb!
Crazy smart teens with fandom obsessions with comics, experience drama of love and school ranking their senior year.

4.5 out of 5

what i liked
Shout out to Trixie’s parents! They were fun and also realistic.
I loved all of the fandom references in this book. I am not a diehard DC comic fan, I never made it through the first episode of Dr.Who, and I actually am not sure I’ve read a Marvel comic (I love the movies though, does that count for anything?) – but I soaked up every ounce of nerdery in this book!  My personal favorite was instead of cursing and saying “Oh my God” they went with “Oh my Thor” or variations such as those.  Really had me cracking up while I read it!
I was rooting for the characters that got together! That doesn’t always happen for me, so that’s another win for this book!
There was a small mystery in this book that is solved at the very end- I had no idea who the culprit behind the shenanigans was and that is RARE for me! MAJOR points to this book, because all of my PBS Masterpiece Mysteries did NOT pay off for this book.

what i didn't like
Trixie got on my nerves quite a few times. She wasn’t exactly unlikable, but she was too mean sometimes.  And I get that, I have a propensity for bluntness too – but her feud with Ben was a little over the top for me.
Confessional time… I had to look up quite a few words while reading this book- I know they are in a school for the gifted, but wow! What a grandiloquence they had!
There was supposed to be a little twist thrown in there about a plotline. I saw it coming. It wasn’t crazy upsetting that I saw it coming, but I feel like it should be noted in the “didn’t like” list.

while reading you should
Read: a comic book
Go: to an actual store where you can buy comics!
Drink: a soda
Watch: Captain America, or Thor. You pick (but those ones are my personal favorites)

when to read
Anytime during the school year!

if you would like to buy
Click here: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You: A Novel

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My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

official blurb
American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.  When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret.  Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she’s always wanted are the same ones she’s now yearning for.

my blurb!
An American with plans for her future sets out to strike an item from her bucket list, and maybe change those plans for a different, perhaps better, future.  Perfect for fans of Me Before You, Love & Gelato, and The Hating Game.

4.5 out of 5

what i liked
There are a lot of good references in this book- like the dead poet society.  I don’t love name dropping, but I LOVE reference dropping!
I loved Jamie. He was fun and smart and wise. He had a good perspective on life that I really enjoyed discovering as the pages went on.  I was picturing him as the actor Sam Caflin as I read the book.  You’re welcome.
I loved Jamie’s mom.  I mean, shout out to good parents in novels! Not all parents are created equal, and not all media gives good justice to good parents.  But Jamie’s mom… she was strong, and realistic, and slightly manipulative but in the best was possible.
This book featured a solid group of friends.  I love reading about subplots with a friend group that you’re rooting for!  Really that in and of itself secure’s a solid star point in the rating of this book.
Something that pleasantly surprised was our main character’s ability to keep an open mind for people that she’s judged. This happened with a few people throughout the novel.  (But lets focus on one particular example).  There’s this one girl who is out of control possessive over Jamie. She sucks.  But as the story moves on, Ella evolves in her friendship with this girl.  Meanwhile, I’m over here reading the book thinking- no way, she was wayyyyyy too bitchy!  But, alas, Ella had already moved on from it.

what i didn't like
Read this book with a dictionary!  I love words. I love learning new words, and rediscovering words I had forgotten.  But wow.  I am pretty sure Whelan wrote this book with the thesaurus app open.
Buyer beware: There are a lot of tropes in this book.  Reeling from a tragedy Ella has sworn off dating, she’s totally career focused, the two main’s make a deal to only sleep together and have no feelings involved.  There may have even been more than that, but you get the picture.  Overall, the tropes didn’t bother me too much but should be noted.
I know that Oxford is supposed to be amazing, but I’ve never been.  (I know, you’re shocked because I seem SO cultured).  So, going on and on about Oxford didn’t make me want to visit, it made me want to skim those sections of the book.

It was really hard to figure out the genre for this one. The beginning screamed more of a romance novel, but then about half way through it became a totally different kind of intense drama. Is romdrom a thing? Because if so, this is it.

I laughed while reading this book and I cried while reading this book (truth be told, I’m kind of a crier since popping out a few kiddos). I was happy with the beginning and the ending of this book. There were parts in the middle that I wasn’t sure I was in love with, but I did read it in less than 24 hours.  So this book ALMOST got 5 stars from me.  It didn’t quite make it to required reading, but it was really enjoyable to read and you should definitely move it up on your TBR list.
If you’re STILL not convinced to move it up on your TBR list – they are apparently filming this movie right now!  So, it goes without saying (but here I am saying it), that you have to read the book before you see the movie!

while reading you should
Read: Poetry.  Because, really, when do you last read through a poem?
Drink: Beer (Although I hate the taste of beer. So maybe rootbeer)
Do: Make a list of places you want to travel and plan a trip that you’ll actually take!

if you would like to buy
Click here: My Oxford Year

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The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

official blurb
Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister Crystal played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn’t enough to propel Megan’s life forward. She’s still working as a library aide in her small Minnesota hometown and living with her parents, dreaming of the adventure she plans to take “once she’s well enough.” Meanwhile, her sister is a successful architect with a handsome husband and the perfect life—or so Megan thinks. When her heart donor’s parents give Megan their teenage daughter’s journal—complete with an unfulfilled bucket list—Megan connects with the girl she meets between the pages and is inspired to venture out and check off each item. Caleb—a friend from her years in and out of the hospital—reenters her life and pushes her to find the courage to take the leap and begin her journey. She’s thrown for a loop when Crystal offers to join her for reasons of her own, but she welcomes the company and the opportunity to mend their tenuous relationship. As Megan and Crystal check items off the bucket list, Megan fights the fears that have been instilled in her after a lifetime of illness. She must choose between safety and adventure and learn to embrace the heart she’s been given so that she can finally share it with the people she loves most.

my blurb!
Return to Me meets The Bucket List.

2 out of 5
what i liked
I enjoyed the premise of the book…. that’s about it.  It featured someone accomplishing a bucket list, and I really do enjoy that idea in life!  I should start making my own list!
This book was also a Christian Fiction book- which I didn’t realize. And I read outside of my normal genre again. Yay me!

what i didn't like
I love all things cheesy and hallmark. But this one was too much for me.  It spelled out situations too much, it mentioned God in what felt like every other sentence (maybe normal for Christian Fiction), it resolved things and then broke them again for another 50 pages of uselessness.
It may be that I prefer my cheese on television only and not in books.  hmm… something to ponder. Maybe I’ll ponder it while watching Hallmark’s Fall Harvest specials haha.

There wasn’t anything in this book that was awful. In fact, I read it in 3 days or so. But I wasn’t enjoying it the whole time. I actually liked the beginning most of all, and really… shouldn’t you always like the ending of the book the most?

while reading you should
Watch: the travel channel
Listen to: Rains in Asia by Jump Little Children
Eat: crepes.

if you would like to buy
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How To Walk Away by Katherine Center

official blurb
Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.  In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

my blurb!
A book about a woman who is faced with how to overcome when you really don’t feel like you have it in you.

5 out of 5

 

what i liked
Everything! This is required reading!
I loved the main character, Maggie.  She was strong, and real, and fragile and amazing! (I know, with that description, don’t you just want to be friends with her?!)
I loved her sister, Kit.  She was quirky, and resilient, and funny.
There were so many good characters in this book. The plot had some really funny elements in it (like accidentally attending an ex’s wedding. hah!)  As I’m describing this book I want to make sure I capture its genre so you know what you’re getting into. (I’ve heard a lot of people had this problem with Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – thinking it was a comedy).  I would call this book a drama with some comedy in it. Okay maybe it would be called a dramedy.
The writing was amazing. I’ve had some crazy hospital experiences myself- nothing like this, but the way that the author portrayed the way that time is different in the hospital – it was so realistic!  So much of her journey- it rang true!  I imagine Katherine Center did a lot of research for this to be the case and it paid off.
Overall this book had an amazing message in it that I loved reading and having reiterated throughout the novel.
I read this book in less than 24 hours, I would recommend it easily and would buy it and loan it out to friends. If that’s not a 5 star read, I don’t know what is!

what i didn't like
Nothing! I loved everything about this book.

while reading you should
Watch: Grease
Listen to: Let it Be
Eat: Indian food
Do: sing your heart out to a musical

if you would like to buy
Click here: How to Walk Away

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Matchmaking For Beginners by Maddie Dawson

official blurb
Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.  And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.

my blurb!
Two ladies with a gift for matchmaking have their lives intersect in this story of quirky imperfect protagonists trying to read the signs that life puts in front of them.

4 out of 5

what i liked
I loved the two main characters- Marnie and Blix. I’ve read a few reviews that found them to be quite annoying- and Marnie really can be, but I enjoyed reading in her tone of voice.  They were both such characters with amazing quirks that it was really fun to be in their heads.  Also I loved their names – nice going, Dawson!
I also loved reading about a newbie in NYC educating themselves on what the lingo and the culture is there – that was so entertaining to me.  Is anyone else fascinated by the appeal of living in NYC? And really, why do they call it the subway when the cards specifically say “Metro?”
There is magic in this book! Okay, so it’s not like Harry Potter magic- but it is magic nonetheless! The magic of love and of matchmaking! It was a cute plotline to read about and it felt so believable to me! I thought to myself, “Self, if you were to look at a couple and had the gift of matchmaking, you too would see sparks and colors and sparkles radiating from people who were truly in love.” And I liked that idea.

what i didn't like
There was a plotline with Marnie and Noah and it was just too much. No one at 29 is that stupid. I won’t give any spoilers- but it took away a star from this book.  I think it could have been accomplished in the plot without Marnie being so unfortunately annoying in her responses.

while reading you should
Listen to: When We Were Young by Adele
Watch: Wonder
Eat: Pie

if you would like to buy
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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

official blurb
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should–and should not–marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazilyrich.

my blurb!
The story of a kind of crappy boyfriend bringing his girlfriend to meet his family and throwing her to the wolves.

1.75 out of 5

No, your eyes did not just stop working. Yes, I did indeed rank this 1.75 stars. I know, it’s an unpopular opinion but this book wasn’t good. I didn’t even finish it even though I read over 200 pages! I know, I know, every book in the past that I marked DNF (did not finish) I ranked 1 star. Why does this one demand the extra .75 star?  Well, because the movie was amazing. Which really has nothing to do with the book but what can I say- it’s my blog, so I can do what I want! (Imagine a small childs tantrum here)

what i didn't like
Nick Young. Uhm, no way would I be okay dating a guy for TWO YEARS who then gave me ZERO prep for meeting his family and in fact HID the truth that his family actually didn’t like me and was not happy that I was being brought to meet them. NO WAY.  That is a total game-ender for me.  I was so annoyed with how he was being so laissez faire with his dating life to the AMAZING Rachel Chu.  Nope. I’m sorry… Not sorry.
There were WAY too many names in the beginning of this book. There was a family tree in the first few pages that I kept going back to reference.  I’m sorry, what? YES, you read that correctly, I had to reference the family tree multiple times in the first 200 pages of this book and I had ALREADY seen the movie!!!
The chapters are from different people’s perspectives.  I’m not all about that writing style in general, but usually it’s like two characters, maybe three. Okay sometimes four but that’s rare.  There were SO many. And by so many I mean like 6 perspectives in this book. Too many.  (Okay, I didn’t actually go back and count, but there were a lot… trust me).
I was exactly 212 pages into this book before I decided to stop reading it. Which is really a shame because I actually went out and bought the books, assuming I would race through them right after I saw the movie.  (Sidenote- go see the movie, it’s excellent).  I was so nervous, in fact, that the first book would cliffhanger like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before– that I had to get the second one!  Now here I am, sitting on two books that I may eventually try to read again but am in no hurry to do so.  (This is a trilogy but my weird reasoning only required me to buy the first two books).
The last thing I didn’t like?  I never got emotionally attached to any of the characters.  I think that’s a problem when you’ve been in their lives for 200 pages. I should be invested! I wasn’t at all.

what i liked
Rachel. A smart, self-sufficient, good job having, cute clothes wearing heroine.
The movie.  (Okay, I know that shouldn’t go into the “liked” section for the book but I did like the movie!)

while reading you should
Go: to the theater and see the movie (have I mentioned that yet?)
Eat: food from a street vendor
Listen: The Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack! It’s amazing!

when to read
The summer – although I picked this up over the summer and still didn’t finish it.

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Save the Date by Morgan Matson

official blurb
Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster. There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge. There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo. Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

my blurb!
A girl with a big, funny, dramatic family attempts to resolve everything that goes wrong in her sister’s wedding.

3.5 stars

This is my third Matson book. I don’t think any of them have been 4 star books, but goodreads would disagree with me.  This one had a lot of hype on instagram so after JUST finished The Unexpected Everything, I decided to hop right into this book.

what i liked
I liked the main character in this book better than Andie in TUE. (Sidenote- Do you love girls with typically boys names or nicknames? Because I kind of do. I wonder if Matson does that because her name is Morgan? I’m just saying I’m noticing a trend here… Andie, Charlie…)
I LOVED her huge family. All of the banter, the camaraderie, the complications.

what i didn't like
How people were treating Bonnie.  It was annoying to read about how no one was welcoming to her. And it just. Kept. Going. When someone KNOWS they’re being selfish and you have to keep reading about it… I’m not into that.
I don’t like Matson’s overly descriptive writing. I know the goal isn’t to constantly make a book shorter, but both books had quite a few pages of descriptions that TOTALLY weren’t necessary!  Please, spare me, I beg of you.
I was also expecting more of a romcom vibe, and that wasn’t the case. This was the story about a girl and her family and the whole love life thing wasn’t a cookie cutter storyline.  This wouldn’t have been a bad thing necessarily if I knew that’s what I was getting into. So I ended up disappointed but didn’t necessarily need to be.

while reading you should
Watch: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Listen: Journey
Eat: cake

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

official blurb
Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks). But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

my blurb!
A plan oriented teen with a pension for surface level relationships falls for a nerdy teen writer.

2.75 out of 5

what i liked
I liked the relationship between Andie and her dad.  Isn’t it nice to read a relationship evolve in a good way between parent and child? I’m sure a lot of teens have crap relationships with their parents and that’s why it’s written about so regularly, but I really liked Andie’s dad and how his character changed throughout the book.
Some good loose ends. I don’t want to give away anything, and I won’t! Hmmm… let’s just say, yay for a friendships that aren’t entirely cookie cutter.
The books that Clark wrote that were scattered in between the pages.  I might’ve liked it better if I could read the whole book that Clark wrote!

what i didn't like
Andie. I didn’t connect with her at all. She was my least favorite character.  She was way too annoying for me.  And seriously, why did it take her so long to read Clark’s book?
There are over 500 pages in this book.  It was insanely long. Too long.  It was a 500 page love story and I really didn’t feel the love. I just didn’t care about the couple. I should’ve been LOVING this story to concede to reading 500+ pages.
This was my third Morgan Matson book, which I actually didn’t realize when I picked this up on a recommendation from someone. Some of her previous books ranked a 1 star and a 3 star – so perhaps this is on par for me and the world of Matson.  I know a LOT of people loved this book, and in fact reread it every summer.  I would skip this one unless you know you’re a fan of her writing, there are a lot of other great YA’s out there with a shorter page count.

while reading you should
Listen: American Girl by Tom Petty
Watch: Chasing Liberty
Do: walk your dog

if you would like to buy
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when to read
The Summertime!

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On The Fence by Kasie West

official blurb
For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game. To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

my blurb!
Tomboy learns what it means to accept who you are, not be afraid to change, and swing for the fences.

4 out of 5

what i liked
I like reading about a different kind of girl. She is complicated with a solid family and some sadness from accepting the loss of her mom.  I liked that she was strong and tall. I liked that she was sporty and enjoyed watching sports and playing sports.  It’s nice to read a character who is more relatable – like she wasn’t trying to bat away all of the boys who were constantly fawning over her- she was just living life, getting in trouble for speeding, working at a job she didn’t know she would like.  Very normal high school stuff.  She was a cool main character.  She reminded me a lot of me.  Well… except she was tall, and sporty and had brothers and… okay she didn’t exactly remind me of me.
MAJOR shout out to the crossover characters from other books! I love getting a little glimpse into some of my old friends lives. Can more authors do this? My OG favorite author Sarah Dessen used to do that all the time, and I loved trying to spot the old characters!

what i didn't like
I just wasn’t entirely in love with this story. I’m not sure if it was the couple, or the insecurities of Charlie, but it wasn’t everything that I wanted out of the book. I did really enjoy it, I just didn’t LOVE it.

while reading you should
Play:  soccer
Buy: makeup
Eat: Pizza
Watch: She’s the Man.

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