If you’ve read Emma by Jane Austen, you’d know that the premise of that book is about Emma meddling in her friends’ lives, mostly match-making. She’s endearing in a get-out-of-everyone’s-business kind of way. Katie Heaney takes that story and placed it in a modern, college setting, a concept I was very intrigued by. Overall, I enjoyed Dear Emma, and I found her really relatable, especially to me as an English-major college student who works in the library. But it wasn’t my favorite, which is why it sits at a solid three stars. I really did love Harriet (the main character) in this book. She’s just very relatable […]
Genre: New Adult
Fangirl is lovely, easily one of my favorite contemporaries at the moment. I love its easy style and its lovable characters. And it’s just funny. And relatable. And just wonderful.
REVIEW This book. I’ve seen it described on Goodreads as Kate Middleton fan fiction and that description is spot on. It’s the story of an American girl, Rebecca or Bex, who takes a year abroad and studies at Oxford, where she finds herself living down the hall from the future King, Prince Nicholas. They fall in love, they kiss a lot, romancey things happen, yada yada yada. Basically the average girl’s fantasy. Except it’s different. Because life isn’t a fairy tale. It’s real. This story was 4 stars for me because it took that classic, almost-cliché story and made it real. […]