Review | It Sounded Better in my Head

‘“Some parts were a bit boring, other parts were quite good.” She made it sound like the latest marvel movie or something.’⁣⁣
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I devoured Nina Kenwood’s ‘It Sounded Better in My Head’. I started it on NYE day thinking it would be my first book of the decade, but I managed to read it in one day! ⁣
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Natalie has just finished year 12, and she’s in that limbo period between taking her final exams and getting her long awaited ATAR results to see where life will take her (kinda like the period between Xmas and NYE, no? 😆). Her parents have very civilly, devoid of all emotion, just announced that they’re getting a divorce, which has completely thrown her.⁣⁣
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On top of all this, her BFF’s Zach and Lucy have officially taken their friendship to the next level, leaving her as the perennial third wheel. ⁣⁣
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Suddenly a boy who has been right in front of her the whole time starts to show interest, and she realises that she may not be the only one fumbling her way through these years. That sometimes, even the most self assured, socially capable people have moments of confusion, panic, second guessing themselves and every decision. ⁣⁣
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I simply loved this book. I laughed out loud so many times and the situations Natalie finds herself in took me right back to high school. The author has perfectly captured the gawky, awkward and unsure teen years and the uncertainty of young love. I felt for Natalie, who was so uncomfortable in her own skin, literally and figuratively. Living with acne is not a topic I’ve seen covered before, but it’s great to normalise it as it’s an issue so many kids face today. A solid 5 star read!⁣

Any guesses what Natalie and Lucy were discussing in that quote I shared?! What’s your favourite coming of age /YA romance novel? Drop me your recommendations below! ⁣⁣

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