Let’s start with the good, which shouldn’t be too hard, because there is a lot of it!
So, this is a great day to review this book as it’s National Dog Day today! And that brings me to the first amazing thing of this book…dogs. I love books with animals, and this one most certainly falls under that category.
Andie’s friends! They’re so tight-knit, and I love that about them. I also love that we had Clark, as we got to see their friendship group from a newcomers opinion!
In fact, I should just skip to the point and say I pretty much loved this book. It’s easy to, after all. It’s an involving read that I literally could not put down, and I loved the concept. It’s different but relatable in a lot of ways…and I adored Clark! He was such an adorable geek, can I please have him?
But…I had a lot of niggles with it. I mean, a LOT. Thus, let’s get onto those!
I found it a little…predictable. As soon as we met Clark, I knew what was going to happen. As soon as Bri and Wyatt were paired together, I guessed the outcome. I knew Clark and Andie would probably split up, but that the ending would be a happy one. I still liked this book…I just would have liked it even more with a little surprise.
If I’m really honest, I kind of had a love/hate relationship with Andie. I completely understand that the whole point of this book is about her learning, changing and growing up…but some of the decisions she made annoyed me slightly. Only a tiny, tiny bit, but still evident.
Bri and Wyatt. Can we just say if this book teaches you anything…don’t try and hide things from your best friends. It’ll only end in tears.
This might sound weird…but Andie never slept with Clark. If you’d read the book, you’d see that this was actually a pretty big part of the book and something I’d have loved to have known happened, for Andie’s sake.
END OF SPOILERS
Overall, this was the sweetest book. If you have read other Morgan Matson books, you’ll love this one. But it did have some irritations, as I’m sure you can see! This was a solid, great book that I’m very glad I read, and I’d definitely recommend to any contemporary lovers…but be aware that if you’re looking for action, you’re maybe not in the best place.
But still, this book definitely deserves a solid 4 moons!
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4 out of 5 moons
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽