Emma Mills's Books
I always find Emma Mills's books to be extremely down to earth and relatable. There are elements in all her books that I relate to, but these three are standing out in my memory at the moment.
Foolish Hearts: the school the characters of this story go to is similar to the high school I went to, supposedly split into a girls and boys school but with a lot of interaction between. I also find the main character very relatable and since no books strongly remind me of home, I'm just going with things I relate with. Characters and setting wise.
This Adventure Ends: This book is set in a small town in Florida. Yeah, I don't relate to the setting, but I do relate to the small friend group that's known each other forever. And the main character in this one is also very relatable. Sorry for the overuse of the word "relate."
Famous in A Small Town: Yeah, this one is pretty obvious. I grew up in a town so small it's not even legally called a town. It's called a 'borough.' So the everyone knows literally ever-one thing? Yeah, that's a mood.
Foolish Hearts Synopsis:
When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year.
Smart, funny, and thoroughly, wonderfully flawed, Claudia navigates a world of intense friendships and tentative romance in Foolish Hearts, a YA novel about expanding your horizons, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and accepting--and loving--people for who they really are.
A contemporary young adult novel by Emma Mills about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends--and maybe even new love.
This Adventure Ends Synopsis:
Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.
Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins' lives.
Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.
Famous in a Small Town Synopsis:
For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends—loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for—she can weather any storm. But when Sophie’s beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it’s her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town’s only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline a fundraising festival.
The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return.
What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks, and revelations that could change everything—along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy with a magnetic smile and secrets of his own
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
I relate a lot with these books. The main character and I have a lot in common. And the whole backstory of a friend group who used to be close and grew apart? Leaving you in a weird place in present time? Yeah, that's a mood.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed.
But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh.
As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.
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