Even though I’m Latina, I have my fair shared of struggling to learn how to dance, and I was valedictorian in High School, naturally, I bonded with Lily and her story from the beginning. I loved her character, I understood her insecurities, stress, her passions, and I cheered her development as a person through the entire story. I liked Stone too, he represents the other side of the mirror, the struggle of being popular, and under everybody expectation of being perfect. The author nailed both situations perfectly.
I enjoyed the concept of the book, and the plot it’s fresh and unique, I laughed with the friendship, it’s so natural, plain and pure, the way a friendship supposes to be, unconditional.
Also, the author did an excellent job handling sensitive topics as anxiety and panic attacks, they are real, they can mess with your body, with your health, people with this kind of problem need help and this book talks about that.
However, despite how inspiring this story is, I think there is a lot of telling that could be avoided with more dialogues. There are so great moments, where the author could add a better scene, instead of telling through narrative. I know, I know, telling versus showing is the most intricate battle for a writer, that’s why I tried to overlook, but the lack of dialogues took away some emotions, especially at the end.
But I stay with my rating because the sweetness in this book deserves it.
Note: I received an ARC from Entangled Publishing LLC through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. And I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1364 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Entangled: Teen (March 26 2019)
- Sold by: Macmillan CA
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07G73LVZ2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 13 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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