This Teen Book Almost Made Me Cry
I loved everything about this book. Wren, the main character, works at a pet shelter and forms an adorable bond with one of the dogs named Bean. Their relationship, as well as the dog's personality, was so cute and funny it had me cracking up at times.
Asher, the love interest, is expecting to meet his online girlfriend and ends up meeting Wren. It was so entertaining reading a romance that was so different from others I've read in the past. It was so entertaining to read how their relationship started and the twists and turns it takes throughout the book. It kept me wondering what was going to happen, and at some parts wondering what the heck was going on. It really kept my attention the whole way through.
Wren's relationship with her mother and how it was written about felt real and raw. The way Wren and her sister each handled their mother and how it effected their relationship really tugged at my heart. It was emotional to read sometimes, but the book has such light hearted elements to it that it never felt too intense for a young adult/teen book. I think a lot of teens could relate and find comfort in this book. I also liked the bond between Wren and her sister Zoey and their dad.
This book had me smiling, laughing and almost crying at some parts. I never expected to get so attached to a dog in a book, but I did. Wren and Asher's relationship as well as their friends and family was also something I grew attached to.
If you love authors like Emma Lord and Lynn Painter this book really felt like a combination of the two. The character Wren felt similar to character's from Lynn Painter's books and the romance and cuteness reminded me of Emma Lord's books. This book is probably going to stay up there as one of my all time favorite reads.
Be sure to check this one out when it comes out June 13th!
Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Children's for this ARC so I could leave a review!