She Loves You, She Loves You Not… by Julie Anne Peters | Book Review #39

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‘Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves. 

Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as “Carly’s girl.” As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about?’

I don’t think I can ever truly get down all the words I feel about this novel, but here goes.

I love this book, and I seriously believe that this book should be on a shelf everywhere. In school libraries, home libraries, town libraries, anywhere where a library could be held, they should have it.

With the story being told around the main character, a lot happens in this novel. Somehow Peters manages to tell these stories with Alyssa still being the main character. Alyssa is still the main point of view, she learns these stories. Not many authors can do that, I don’t think. This book is  pretty crazy. But so much happens in this book.

Alyssa grows so much as a character. In the beginning of the book we see Alyssa being obsessive over a relationship, and throughout the book we see Alyssa grow into a teenage girl who’s learned to take life by the hands, yet still be able to let the bad in her life go.

I’d really recommend She Loves You, She Loves You Not… to you! Every time I read this book, I’m just filled with a lot of love. Even if I just read snippets of the story. You can find She Loves You, She Loves You Not… on GoodReads!

Thanks for reading! Until next time,
Adele

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