emergency contact | review + discussion

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Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
Published
by simon and schuster on March 27th, 2018
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes, Dating & Sex, Friendship, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 400
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“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell

Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

my review

my rating: ★★★★★ 5/5

we can all agree this cover is lovely. this was just the contemporary i needed to get me back into reading. Emergency Contact is about asian-american Penny who can’t wait to go to college and get away from her life and her mom, Celeste, and pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Sam, that poor boy is a mess! he’s living in the upstairs storage area of a coffeehouse he works at and barely able to go for his dreams of movie making, especially when his ex-girlfriend is making his life flash before his eyes.

i’m not going to lie, this book gave me major Fangirl vibes, mainly because of Sam working in a coffee shop, the whole college aspect, and how the main character is awkward and different. it’s even blurbed by Rainbow Rowell, coincidence? i think not!

fa2a2d6d-98cc-4795-a3de-cb1d05c5d592penny and sam find an unlikely friend in a very awkward situation who they can tell anything and everything to. their relationship is purely textual, but they can’t get enough of each other. they can say anything they want to each other, and it’s amazing how dependent each becomes on the other.

the side characters are actually pretty great! Jude, Penny’s college room-mate is the sweetest, can i just pinch her cheeks and give her cupcakes? plus we get a rich preppy girl who isn’t completely stuck up and snobby, she’s actually kind of cool!

overall, i loved it! this was everything that i’ve been looking for in a YA contemporary, it was every bit as sweet as it was raw and sometimes harsh. it was awkward and quirky. nothing was glossed over. Choi spares no feelings in this one. the slow burn is too good to miss. AND this was way too relatable, i related to both mc’s and the story, maybe you will too. i highly recommend this book!


who is my emergency contact?

hunter, my boyfriend, is my emergency contact! over the course of our relationship (currently almost 2 years) he’s become my best friend, my person.  i go to him for everything, and i mean everything! he’s the christina AND derek to my meredith. i talk to him everyday because that’s our normal, i like seeing what e’s up to, going to his work for lunch sometimes, and spending the weekends together as long as we can. when i need advice i go to him. when i’m feeling sad or anxious, i go to him. when i have a problem, again, i go to hunter! i know some people might say it’s not normal to have your romantic partner as your best friend, but why the heck not? he’s there when i need advice on my hair, bookstagram, my outfit, and always compliments me boosting my confidence. he’s the sam to my penny, he gets me like no one else does and knows what i’m thinking or even doing without us being in the same room, we have a connection like theirs, and i think that’s another reason i really loved this book.

my emergency reads

  • all things shadowhunters. if you have been following me for a while, then you probably know i’m in love with cassandra clare’s the mortal instruments and the infernal devices. ever since i read them, i was instantly sucked into this world. the characters, story, relationships, friendships, and world are all some of my favorites. they hold a special place in my heart and it’s always old to go back to them every often. so, bless you cassandra clare for releasing multiple books in the shadowhunter chronicles every year, my heart will be sad the day they finally come to a close.
  • fangirl by rainbow rowell and queens of geek by jen wilde. these two books are so so precious to me because i can relate to them the most. the mc’s deal with anxiety, struggling to fit in, finding who they are, building confidence, and a cute romance to give you all the warm feels!
  • adam silvera. even though all of his books rip your heart out and stomp on it menacingly, there’s a happy pleasure about finishing a book by his and being glad you read it. they’re all so emotional, deep, raw, and beautiful. i can’t wait for his future books because i know i’ll love them just as much.
  • vampire academy by richelle mead. this series is not as cliche as it sounds, although i guess it could be considered as a guilty pleasure. i fell in love with this story on the second book of the series and couldn’t keep from wanting more. the characters and relationships had be so enveloped in the story, each book had something new and ended with a cliffhanger that had me staying up til 4am just to finish it and then crying because i was too tired to start the next one. yeah, this series is definitely binge-worthy!
  • the fault in our stars by john green. i read this book during a very difficult time in my life and it is also what helped me discover bookstagram and the wonderful book community. everything about this book was beautiful, especially the way green wrote the book, how intelligent the main characters were and how positive they could make a sad situation. it definitely made me cry, a much needed cry.

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Review | Zenith (The Andorra Saga #1) by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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Published by Harlequin Teen on January 16, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction
Pages: 534
Format:
Hardcover (and Audiobook)
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My Rating: 
★★★★☆ 4/5


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Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder‘s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their shipor just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.


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Release Blitz + Review | The Beau & The Belle by R.S. Grey

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Published on February 1, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Pages: e-book
Format:
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Source: Recieved by Friends
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My Rating: 
★★★★★ 5/5


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Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.

I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.

That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.

A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.

Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.

Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.

My old friend, Mr. Fortier.

But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.

When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.

Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.

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Oh my gods, this was incredible! Rachel never lets me down with her rom-coms and this one was just out of this world spectacular! I loved that the first few chapters was set in the past, giving you a better look at who they were when they first met, even Lauren, who’s young and in high school at the time.thumbnail_NowAvailableTeaser

“I wasn’t trying to be adorable.” She frowns. “I was trying to seduce you.”

My hand wraps around her waist and I keep her there, pressed against me. “Why don’t you try again.”

The Beau & The Belle is a slow-burn, second chance romance that makes you laugh, smile, and swoon all in one. I can’t get enough of Beau and Lauren that I almost wanted to cry when it ended. Grey always leaves me in a crumbling state of emotions after finishing one of her books, I bow down to this Queen of Romantic Comedies!

He was a perfect gentleman back then. Not anymore…

This is the perfect book to snuggle up to with a hot cup of coffee, even if it couldn’t be as steamy as this book. It’s enjoyable for everyone that’s old enough for the sweet and sensual scenes 😉 so definitely grab yourself a copy if this interests you!


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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone | MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day plus a wonderful Monday! Today, I got the pleasure of working with Random House to introduce you to Dear Martin by Nic Stone on this remarkable and memorable day. Please be sure to keep reading until the end for a Q&A session with the author, Nic Stone, about this book, this memorable day, and more.


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 Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in DEAR MARTIN (Crown BFYR / On sale October 17, 2017 / $17.99). In this stunning and unforgettable debut novel, readers will follow high school senior Justyce McAllister on an emotional journey that will leave him questioning everything he knows.
Justyce is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has left Justyce contemplative and on edge. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.
Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up (way up), much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.
DEAR MARTIN is the novel that everyone needs to read, regardless of one’s race, nationality, age, or gender. Nic Stone’s powerful words are captured in this important, emotional story that generations of readers will surely embrace for years to come. Stone says, “I hope [Justyce’s] journey will give readers a way to identify their own questions. And answers.”

Q: DEAR MARTIN is your debut novel. How did you get the idea to write this book, and did you always think you would write for a YA audience?

The idea for this book came to me while I was at breakfast with my father—a retired police officer. I’d been grappling with the untimely death of Jordan Davis, a kid who ultimately lost his life over loud music. That particular case, combined with some of the “Dr. King would never!” responses I saw to protests engendered by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked a question in me: What would Dr. King say/think/feel/do if he were alive today?

And since the individuals gunned down in real life were teen boys, that’s the perspective I felt I had to take on to explore my question. I started writing pretty recently—four years ago—and all the manuscripts I’ve written so far (DEAR MARTIN is actually the third) have been YA-aimed, likely because in my head, I haven’t aged past seventeen. 😉

Q: Justyce McAllister is a seventeen-year-old student with a bright future, but he experiences racial profiling that makes him question how things seem to operate today for young black men. How did the character of Justyce come to life, and is he based on anyone from your own life?

Justyce was more or less fully formed when he came into my head, but he’s an amalgamation of a number of African American boys I know: my suburbs-bred little brother, my *hood*-bred cousin, the only other black kid I ever had in my classes, a couple of my friends who sold drugs at some point, with some of my own black-girl experiences tossed in there to spice things up. My goal was for his humanity to be the focus of the story so he’d be universally relatable, but for there to also be culturally specific things about the way he moves through the world that just about any African American reader could identify with.

Q: How did Justyce’s attendance at a private high school in Atlanta shape the story?

Atlanta is a very interesting place with a rich history—it was significant in both the Civil War and the civil rights movement. As such, the city is very diverse . . . but it’s still the South. Most of the private schools have a handful of students of color, but these kids often find themselves in classes with kids who are both very rich and very proud of their “Confederate heritage,” which can be confusing since people typically associate this particular form of bigotry with white people who are “working class” and uneducated.

Less extreme, but just as insidious, are the kids (such as Jared Christensen in the book) who, fully aware of the segregated history of the South, see diversity in their personal spheres and take it to mean racial equitability is a widespread reality. As such, these kids are generally unwilling to acknowledge their prejudices or check their subconscious biases when they come to light—racism is a “thing of the past” to them, so why would they?

I grew up dealing with both of these types of people in my public schools, but using a private school for the book added a socioeconomic factor that made the waters a bit muddier. And what can I say: muddier waters tend to make for a better (read: more complex) story.

Q: Justyce writes letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the novel, which is where the story title comes from. Can you tell us a little bit about how this idea came about? What do you think Dr. King would say about the state of race relations today?

Part A of this question is easy (and I touched on it a bit in the first question, but will go more in-depth here). On November 23, 2012— Black Friday, as we refer to the day after Thanksgiving in America—a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Jordan Davis was murdered in the parking lot of a gas station after a brief dispute with an older white man over loud music coming from the car Davis occupied. The incident shook me to my core, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

A couple of months later, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin (also age seventeen at the time of his death), and the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag was born on social media in response. Then Eric Garner (forty-three years old) and Michael Brown (eighteen years old) were killed within three weeks of each other, and the protests now equated with the Black Lives Matter movement began in earnest. This is when I started to see people using quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose the protestors.

Which didn’t make sense to me. To be honest, it made me angry. There was even a point when the mayor of my city begged protestors not to “take the highway” because “Dr. King would never take a highway.” This statement isn’t just questionable: it’s historically inaccurate. Dr. King and the people he led took many highways in pursuit of equal rights for African Americans in this country. One of the central tenets of the American civil rights movement was civil disobedience: an active refusal to obey certain laws as a form of peaceful protest. So the notion that Dr. King would be opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement and the nonviolent protests connected to it was galling to me. So much so, it made me want to explore current events in light of Dr. King’s teachings, recorded activities, and accomplishments.

Which brings us to the second part of the question: what do I think Dr. King would say about the state of race relations today? The truth is: I genuinely don’t know. In a campaign video with Jon Ossoff recently, Congressman John Lewis said of the times we’re living in, “I’ve never seen anything like this. . . . I’ve never ever seen anything so difficult.” This is a powerful statement from a man who was on the front line of the civil rights movement, who has been beaten and jailed for his fervent pursuit of equal rights for all. After allllllllll that, he says this time we’re living in now is the hardest thing he’s ever seen. That’s pretty telling.

What I can say: I do think Dr. King would be disappointed. While many of the things he fought for became legal realities shortly after (and I daresay, in response to?) his death, it’s clear many of his ideas—his sentiments regarding the way we view and treat one another—have yet to get down into people’s hearts. And that’s unfortunate.

Q: What is your favorite moment from the book?

There’s a scene where Justyce is in a mood after being snubbed by the girl he likes, and his best friend, Manny, shows up at Justyce’s dorm room to cheer him up by dragging him to a party Justyce has zero interest in attending. Manny has come straight from basketball practice and is in serious need of a shower, but he uses his body odor to coerce Justyce into going.

Justyce eventually succumbs, and unfortunately, things do not go well at the party. But I love the encounter in the dorm room because we see two teenage black boys just being teenage boys. It’s this humorous and (hopefully) heartwarming point of contact with their humanity, and a moment where their race (both are African American) is genuinely a nonissue. This is the kind of stuff that gets erased when a police officer sees an African American kid and—consciously or unconsciously—puts his hand on his gun. I wanted to capture as many moments like this as I could, but the “release of the full force of (Manny’s) funk onto the room” is by far my favorite.

Q: Do you have a favorite character from the book? If so, who is it and why?

Definitely Justyce. I love him because he’s not perfect. He messes up. Often. Many of his decisions have pretty hefty repercussions (like there’s an incident he’s involved in at the party Manny drags him to, and the details of said incident come up in a courtroom later on in the story).

But to me, that’s what makes him real. Relatable. He messes up. Yes, he owns his mistakes and takes strides to correct what he’s able, but he messes up. And I adore him for it.

Q: Where do you write, and are you working on a new book?

Wherever I can? Lol! I have a little one who is with me all day, so if I can pull off Starbucks or the library, I prefer to work there because I stay awake. Otherwise, I’m in a big recliner or in my bed—which is my favorite place to write, but is also the least productive place because I’m super prone to falling asleep with my laptop open (oops).

And yes, I am working on a new book! My second YA will be out in fall 2018. And it’s a FUN book, my friends. Spoiler alert: nobody dies! It’s a totally different genre. Top secret! Muahahaha!

Q: What is something that readers would be surprised to learn about you?

I was my high school mascot. It was this very buff, very masculine—goatee and everything—blue devil, and if I had a dollar for every time I almost got my ass kicked by dudebros from the opposing schools because they assumed the person taunting them and gesticulating from inside the male mascot suit was a boy, I’d be able to buy a replica of the suit to wear now. Fun times!

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when not writing?

Besides reading (duh, right?), I really love playing with makeup. I have an Instagram account (@booklookz) where I post pictures of makeup looks inspired by book covers. It’s an alternative creative outlet for me.
I also really love sleeping.

Q: There is much discussion in today’s literary world about the need for more diverse books. What is your response to this, and how do you hope DEAR MARTIN will fit into the conversation?

The need for more diverse books, to me, is a no-brainer. Reading lost its appeal for me for a bit in high school because the only black characters I saw in the books assigned to us were either slaves or were stupid. Not seeing people who looked like me as the heroes/heroines of the stories I read was detrimental not only because of the message it sent about the (im)possibility of someone like me being the hero, but also because when I finally worked up the courage to try to write a book of my own, I was wary of writing an African American main character. Not seeing black kids in books translated to “Nobody would read a book about a black kid.” Which brings me to what I think is a vital piece of this discussion: we need diverse books, and we need them from diverse authors. Everyone should be able to tell their own story as authentically as they can, not only so readers can see themselves (and be encouraged to tell their stories), but also so that people who are not like these “diverse” characters will be able to see that people they thought they had very little in common with actually aren’t all that different. There’s plenty of evidence that reading builds empathy and has the power to connect people. Who better to get connect to than someone you’re typically separated from?

With regard to DEAR MARTIN, my hope is that people will pick it up and go, “Huh! I guess diverse books DO work and ARE necessary.” If that happens, I’ve done my job.

Q: What do you hope readers take away with them after reading this book?

First and foremost: that the black boys they see—whether checking out a book from the library or shooting dice on a street corner— are people. They love and they feel and they hurt, and they have rights. The exact same rights every other citizen of this country is entitled to. That’s something I feel often gets buried because there’s so much societal fear of this particular demographic. Bottom line: automatically assuming the worst about young black males says more about us than it does about them.

Second, I really hope readers come away more willing to examine their own prejudices and check their biases (because we ALL have them). To actually think about what they fear and why they fear it. Acknowledge that our current societal constructs are not equitable for everyone. As they say in Alcoholics Anonymous, “The first step is admitting you have a problem.”
And last, I hope people—teens especially—come away from the book with language for these difficult conversations. I’ve had early readers come to me and say, “I didn’t really know how to put what I was feeling into words, and this book was so helpful!” I take that as the highest compliment.


About the Author
A12RsXkX5ZL._UX250_Nic Stone is a native of Atlanta and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for a few years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Dear Martin, her first novel, is loosely based on a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers. Shaken by the various responses to these incidents—and to the pro-justice movement that sprang up as a result—Stone began the project in an attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings. You can find her fangirling over her husband and sons on Twitter and Instagram at @getnicced or on her website, nicstone.info

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Review | The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

TFOebookcoverThe Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey
Published on November 1, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Pages: e-book
Format:
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Source: Recieved by Friends
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My Rating: 
★★★★★ 5/5


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At Twin Oaks Country Club, there are the fortunate ones, and then there are the rest of us: the waiters, the caddies, the valets, and in my case, the cabana girls. Most days, I’m poolside in a pleated skirt, dishing out margaritas to tycoons and titans. It’s not exactly my dream job, but it does come with one perk…

James Ashwood.

He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit.

Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too.

On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company.

“Come have a seat.”

Those four little words set me down a path I never could have imagined. Private planes, penthouse suites, and temptations around every corner make it impossible to keep my distance. His world feels decadent and wild—but overindulgence comes with a cost. Every kiss comes with strings. Every erotic encounter is a promise I’m not ready to keep.

When I pump the brakes, he hits the gas. James doesn’t want to go slow—he wants a commitment.

And the thing about the fortunate ones?

They’re used to getting what they want.


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Review | Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Published by Swoon Reads on March 14, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Contemporary, LGBT, Fiction
Pages: 288
Format:
 Paperback
Source: Recieved by Friends
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★★★★★ 5/5


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Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.


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Review | Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #3) by Jenny Han

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Published by Simon & Schuster on May 4, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction
Pages: 336
Format:
Hardcover
Source: Books-A-Million (Signed Copy)
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★★★★★ 5/5


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Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?


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