Just like the Movies by Kelly Fiore

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
Published: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Walker BYR
Format: via Kaye Publicity
Rating: 4/5

Pretty and popular track star Marijke Monti is confident about almost everything – she’s got great friends, a great family, and she’s on her way to the State Track Championship. In fact, the only thing Marijke isn’t confident about is her relationship with Tommy Lawson.

Lily Spencer has spent her entire high school career preparing for the future – she’s participated in every extracurricular activity and volunteer committee she could. But, at home, she watches her mother go on date after date with dud-dudes, still searching for “the one.” Lily realizes that she’s about to graduate and still hasn’t even had a boyfriend.

While they live on each other’s periphery at school, Lily and Marijke never seemed to have much in common; but, after a coincidental meeting at the movie theater, Lily gets an idea – why can’t life be like a movie? Why can’t they set up their perfect romantic situations, just in time for their senior prom, using movie techniques?

Once the girls come up with the perfect plans, they commit themselves to being secret cohorts and, just like in the movies, drama ensues.

My Thoughts
This is one of those feel good books plain and simple. If you’re looking for a quick fast paced read this one is for you. This one came at a good time for me, I needed something light and cute and this one definitely fitted the bill. Kelly Fiore writes the perfect YA read and I could identify with her characters.

I loved that this reads just like a chick flick. Sometimes that name gets a bad rap but I’m a sucker for a good one. Of course there is the aspect of romance here but what I loved most was the budding friendship between Lily and Marijke and while it might be stereotypical nerd/popular girl friendship I love how this one evolved. I like when you’re a teen you think people are so different for one another when in reality we all are more alike than we know. I really identify with Lily I was totally her in high school so I saw myself in her.

While this isn’t a novel that has high drama or life issues to deal with it does have heart. This read shows that dealing with everyday growing pains are just as hard as dealing with something so serious. Sometimes we all need a break from things and not everything has to be heavy and serious, and this book is for those times you just want to read a cute, fun and light read perfect for a summer day.

1 comment:

  1. I signed up to read this on NetGalley, but was declined. It seems like it's really cute.