Author: Emma Mills
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.
The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.
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I received this book in one of my Owlcrate subscription boxes. It was a nice change from what I normally read as it was very light and funny. I don’t read many contemporary novels but maybe I should. Parts of this book had me cracking up laughing.
I am in love with the characters in this book. They were so well developed. Each character had their own unique personality and their own flaws. Nobody was perfect, they were real, and I appreciated that. It was refreshing.
My favorite character by far was Gideon. He is so sweet and patient but also super quirky and funny. The things he would say had me laughing all throughout the book. You can’t help but like him.
If you’re on the lookout for something light and fun then this might be the book for you. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.