Friday, 12 July 2019

Take a Chance on Me – review

The brand-new sunny, funny, feel-good rom com from bestselling Beth Garrod, perfect for fans of TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and THE KISSING BOOTH. Meg had a disastrous first kiss she would rather forget, but this is the summer she puts it behind her. This is the summer she has a perfect, swoony, just-like-in-the-movies kiss with a hot boy - and what better setting than the sun-drenched Greek island she's holidaying on? But with three very different boys vying for her attention, this mission to reset her first kiss may be more complicated than she bargained for...

Take a Chance on Me is a hilarious, summery and romantic read about friendship and feeling good about yourself.

I really enjoyed the multiple potential love interests in this story and I kept changing my mind about who Meg might end up with (if anyone). As great as the romance was, it was Meg's friendship with Neet that made me feel all warm inside. Their relationship was so lovely and realistic and is definitely friendship goals. It was also refreshing that the book delved into family dynamics, for Meg and Neet. 

I also really liked how the book was more about Meg learning to feel comfortable in her skin and see her own worth than it was about gaining approval from others. It feels like Meg goes on a real journey through the book and I loved that. With the brilliant voice and humour, it feels like you really get to know her.

The Greek island setting of the book is gorgeous. It's the perfect book to take on a sunny holiday or to escape for a while from the unpredictable British weather. 

Thank you to Scholastic for the review copy! 

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