Better Than the Movies

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Better Than the Movies

Better Than the Movies

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Better Than The Movies is a super cute YA contemporary novel and it’s light-hearted, fast to read, and addictive. Liz sees this is an immediate opportunity to have the big meetcute reunion, like something from one of her movies.

My mom had made her famous cheesecake bars, and Michael had met us at the door and offered us drinks like he was a grown-up. A perfectly turned phrase can be just as emotional as a beautifully framed shot in the right hands, and sometimes a filmmaker’s choices perfectly align with the author’s sensibility, bringing fan fave characters to vivid life. She also struggles to include her stepmom in her life as she navigates all of the "lasts" of senior year without her mom. This little indie starred a host of early 2000s-era young talent who were often in the tabloids themselves, including Wilmer Valderrama, Macaulay Culkin, and Mia Kirshner.My stomach went wild as I felt his fingers on my back, and I realized that we could very well be having our meet-cute. Again, as I continued listening to the book I realized how this was (to my understanding) all part of the idea of the story and the growth and maturing we see the female character go through. We were probably going to be late because of our impromptu hallway meet-up with Michael, but it would totally be worth it. We’re well aware that Stephen King despises Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of one of his most personal novels. I rolled my eyes, which made his mouth slide into a wicked grin before he said, “This has been fun, and I love your granny shoes, by the way, but I’ve gotta run.

That being said, BETTER THAN THE MOVIES is a self-fulling prophesy of a title, because it ranks right up there with some of the best. Liz gave me some Lara Jean ( To All the Boys I've Loved Before) and Pippa ( Leading Lines) vibes - which I was so here for.In this rom-com about rom-coms, in the spirit of Kasie West and Jenn Bennett, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door. But noticing that Wes isn’t the annoying “bad boy” she had always thought he was was definitely not part of her plan. The annoyingly attractive next-door neighbour might seem like a prime candidate for romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only been a pain in Liz's butt since they were kids. So when her old neighbour and long-time crush, Michael, moves back to town after being away for a while, she’s besotted again.

Jocelyn and I started walking toward our lockers, and she said, “Before I tell you, you have to promise you’re not going to get all worked up before you hear everything. He’d run around with the neighborhood kids (me, Wes, the Potter boys on the corner, and Jocelyn), doing typical neighborhood things—playing hide-and-seek, tag, touch football, ding-dong-ditch, etc. I felt closer to my mother when I watched them; it felt like a tiny piece of her was there, watching beside me. My mother wouldn’t be there to take pictures and get teary as her baby attended the final dance of her childhood, and nothing made that hit home quite like seeing Joss’s mom do those things for her. Great debut novel with some very original elements that are unique from other YA novels of the same trope.Because Wes still seems supportive of her pursuit of Michael, Liz is dismayed and accepts Michael’s promposal.

I would definitely recommend you listen to this book, it is a easy listen, predictable but in a comfy way and the story is complex enough to stay with you.Liz is rude as hell and "woe is me" through the entire book, but honestly that's how I would think any high school girl would act.

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