She’s the Worst: A super fun contemporary that won’t disappoint.

She's the Worst by Lauren Spieller book cover
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Published: Sept 3rd 2019
Page Count: 320
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…

 I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
 
This book was such a fun read!!! It had me at Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets 10 Things I Hate About You. Who wouldn’t want to read a book with that in the description! Those were 2 of my favorite movies when I was younger. So there was no surprise that I really liked this book. It was a great contemporary that I couldn’t put down. I loved both characters, and even though some things were pretty obvious, it was written well. 
 
We follow sisters April and Jenn. Jenn is a few years older and the “responsible” and “mature” sister that you can always count on. April is the little sister who supposedly only cares about herself and is super immature. They were once very close sisters, but once Jenn got a boyfriend and into highschool, and April got into soccer, they drifted apart. A few days before Jenn’s boyfriend leaves for Stanford, April notices that Jenn seems sad because she decided to stay home and go to college. Even though they haven’t hung out in a long time, April wants to make her older sister feel better so she plans a special day for just her and Jenn. It does not go as April has planned. She finds out that Jenn has been keeping a serious secret from her and her family that could ruin her life as she knows it. 
 
One of my favorite things about this book was April and Jenn’s relationship. I really connected to both of them, to the point that they would make me mad when they didn’t understand each other or when they were both being selfish. But I really loved that they both learned so much about each other throughout this book. I also loved how wrong they were about each other in the first place. Not only did their relationship grow, but they both had great character development throughout the story. I also loved the side characters. April’s best friend Nate, and Jenn’s friends Shruthi and Katie. 
 
I definitely recommend this book. It was fun, real, and all-around a great read. If you love books that focus on family, this is the perfect read for you! I also think the title is so perfect! If you’ve read the book already comment and let’s talk about it!  

 

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