Saturday, May 24, 2014

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore

I love, love, loved this book.  It is, at it's heart, a story about friendship and being true to yourself...despite love.  As the title implies, there is a lot of references to movies...a big thumbs up for including the iconic boom box scene from Say  Definitely put this on your summer reading list!  (Available July 22.)

This review is based on a review copy from Netgalley.

Pretty, popular Marijke Monti and over-achieving nerd-girl Lily Spencer have little in common—except that neither feels successful when it comes to love. Marijke can’t get her boyfriend to say “I love you” and Lily can’t get a boyfriend at all. When the girls end up at a late night showing of Titanic, sniffling along with the sinking ship, they realize that their love lives could—and should—be better. Which sparks an idea: Why can’t life be like a movie? Why can’t they create perfect romantic situations? Now they have a budding friendship and a plan—to act out grand gestures and get the guys of their dreams. It seems like fun at first, but reality turns out to be much more complicated, and they didn’t take into account that finding true love usually requires finding yourself first.

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