“I’m happy to know you exist. And even though I feel like I screwed things up, I thought I’d let you know. And also to remind you that I exist also.”
Oh be still my heart. I am not one to gush over a book, especially romance. But I just loved Penny and Sam. They become unlikely friends with a nice slow burn growing into something more in the most respectful and sweet way. They have fabulous banter and the whole thing was just a joy to read. I really loved that they kept their friendship private and untouched by their nosy friends. The purity and kindness which they showed one another throughout their individual ups and downs without any need for reciprocity was lovely. They challenged each other in the best ways and when they did start to fall, they were cute and age appropriate.
I also really loved Penny’s story within the story and the insight into a writer’s life. I really resonated with both characters anxiety, quirky way of communicating and parental issues. In a nutshell, this book made teenage me feel seen and adult me felt nostalgic about it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
This one I read through the Riveted by Simon Teen Free Reads monthly program. Such a cool way to get backlist books some attention. Have you signed up for their list? All opinions above are my own.
Have you ever just wanted to hug a book? (Anyone who knows me knows I’m anti-hugs in real life, so that’s how much I loved this one!)