Book & Author Details:
Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn Nguyen
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 28th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together.
After Mia’s mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time—and then they’ll be free.
The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don’t hate each other as much as they once thought…
This story had the potential to hit every cliché going, given the synopsis. However, I am happy to tell you that, for the most part, the author avoided the pitfalls and delivered a delightful summer holiday read.
The narrative is light, the pacing good, and the humour pitched just right. Additionally, these characters are very age appropriate in their responses, something which is often missing from YA characters who often seem far too mature for their years.
Overall, this is a fun read.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jenn Nguyen fell in love with books in third grade and spent the rest of her school years reading through lunchtime and giving up recess to organize the school library.
She has a degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and still lives in the city with her husband. Jenn spends her days reading, dreaming up YA romances, and binge watching Korean dramas all in the name of ‘research’
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