Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review: Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore

Title: Just Like the Movies
Author: Kelly Fiore
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Walker Books For Young Readers (June 15, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3 Stars

Book Description:
Pretty and popular track star Marijke Monti is confident about almost everything – she’s got great friends, a great family, and she’s on her way to the State Track Championship. In fact, the only thing Marijke isn’t confident about is her relationship with Tommy Lawson. 

Lily Spencer has spent her entire high school career preparing for the future – she’s participated in every extracurricular activity and volunteer committee she could. But, at home, she watches her mother go on date after date with dud-dudes, still searching for “the one.” Lily realizes that she’s about to graduate and still hasn’t even had a boyfriend. 

While they live on each other’s periphery at school, Lily and Marijke never seemed to have much in common; but, after a coincidental meeting at the movie theater, Lily gets an idea – why can’t life be like a movie? Why can’t they set up their perfect romantic situations, just in time for their senior prom, using movie techniques?

Once the girls come up with the perfect plans, they commit themselves to being secret cohorts and, just like in the movies, drama ensues.








I know I have said this numerous times before but I really do love these type of reads, the sweet make you awww and steal your breath away, give you a tooth ache reads. I crave them, I adore them, and I just can't get enough of them. 

Marijke and Lily were lovable relatable characters that I couldn't help but like. Lily is sarcastic and so very smart but still struggling to be noticed by the boy that she has loved for two years while Marike is more outgoing and athletic and even though she has the guy she loves, struggles with how to get him to love her as much as she loves him.

I loved the dual point of views and of course all the movie references. I got a kick out of the girls schemes to win the boys over  and how everything that could go wrong did. 

This was such a cute coming of age story and I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone that loves a cutesy, feel good read perfect for summer.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

39 comments:

  1. I love books that make you go aaaww, especially during the summer months. Nothing hits the spot quite like a feel good read on a warm day.

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  2. I think this is definitely a book for me Ali! I'm a total movie buff so I'm excited about all the movie references, and I'm a big fan of dual POVs. Definitely going to take this one on vacation with me!

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  3. I've been devouring the summery reads lately and this sounds like one I would enjoy!

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    1. I hope you give it a try and like it. :)

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  4. I enjoy these kind of sweet, light-hearted reads sometimes. It can't be all doom and gloom all the time!

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    1. So true! We need these every now and then for sure. :)

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  5. I know this book is going to be a hit with me. I love these kinds of reads as well, and dual pov is my fav ;)

    Plus movie references are another big win!

    This one looks so cute

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  6. I like the sound of the story but I rarely enjoy this kind of read. I always need that something more. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Great review, Ali :)

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  7. I'm really into reading summer books during summer so i think i'll be adding this one to my summer list! I feel like this is a really cute fluffy contemporary!
    Lily

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    1. It really is and I hope you like it. :)

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  8. I put this in a Friday forecast and I thought it looked fun and flirty. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Definitely seems like a good one for the summer; fast and fun. And I think I'd like the movie references too.

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  10. This one seems like a quick, fun summer read. I struggle a bit with the really cute reads sometimes because they feel a lil cheesy at times, but this looks pretty good. Thanks for the honest review :)

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    1. I know what you mean but hey, sometimes we need a little cheese in our life. ;)

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  11. This really does sound so cute! Glad you had a good time with it!

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  12. It's true that i t's nice to have some books like that to have a good time and to have something easy to read.

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    1. It really is. We all need fun reads now and then. :)

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  14. I have grown on coming of age stories. They always seem to have such a happy tone to the book, even when bad things happen. Being positive when all seems lost is something I find common in those kinds of books and something I look forward to reading.

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    1. I always like books that I know when I pick them up there will be a HEA by the end, there is just something nice about knowing that before hand.

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  15. This sounds like a really cute book. Thanks for the review.

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  16. Ali this screams summer and sometimes these are the perfect reads for an afternoon of ice tea and love!

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  17. Sounds like a perfect summer beach book, going to add it to my TBR list :)

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  18. I love me some sweet reads sometimes too, Ali. They're my great escape. :)

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    1. Same here! I don't think I could survive without them. ;)

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  19. This does sound sweet and fun. I enjoy these type of read occasionally to.

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    1. These are fun every now and then for pure entertainment only. :)

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  20. sounds very cute and sweet <3

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