Borrowed, Bought or ARC: This was an ARC granted to me through NetGalley and the publishers. I am very thankful for this opportunity.
Where did I get it?: As stated above, I got this from NetGalley.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre/s: Teens & YA
Number of pages: The ARC I read was 320 pages but it went by so quick.
Release date: Comes out September 3rd 2019
Sisters April and Jenn haven’t been close in years. Jenn’s too busy with school, the family antique shop, and her boyfriend, and April would rather play soccer and hang out with the boy next door.
But when April notices her older sister is sad about staying home for college, she decides to do something about it. The girls set off to revive a pact they made as kids: spend an epic day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood and all that Los Angeles has to offer.
Then April learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family—and their feuding parents—apart. With only one day to set things right, the sisters must decide if their relationship is worth saving, or if the truth will tear them apart for good.
- The sister relationship was very real. I’ve seen a lot of people say the bickering is annoying but as a sibling, I thought it was pretty spot on. You always think your sibling only cares about themselves but at the end of the day, they do care about you and they will have your back.
- The relationship between April and Nate was very adorable. I’m a firm believer in friendships makes the best relationship.
- The whole idea of a “Special Sister Day”
- The setting of LA was great. It gave them a lot to be able to do on that day out.
- The cover of the book is super cute!
- The pace of the book is great! I think I read it in about 2-3 hours.
- The ending was too picture perfect. Basically what had been suggested and ignored in the start of the book, somehow magically works out at the end?
- What was the point of April’s first boyfriend? Someone please tell me because April and Nate could have gotten together the same way without him.
- The parents are horrible. Literally the worst.
- Jenn waited wayyyyy too long to tell her parents the big secret and there is no way her plan for what to do would have worked out. College is super expensive. Just saying.
So while I was writing this review, I knocked my rating down a whole star. I had a great time reading this book and I flew through it, hardly taking notes. But there are so many plot details that I didn’t understand or were unbelievable, that I had to give it 3 stars. All in all, this book was pretty good. Three out of five stars is an enjoyable read though not one I might pick up again for a while. If you liked sister relationships, spontaneous adventure and a little bit of family drama, this book might be for you.