Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Emma Lord’s YA books always get me right in the feels. Eminently readable, skillfully written, characters that navigate complicated situations with humanity & grace, these books are always winners for me.
Begin Again continues that trend for me, this time in a college setting as Andie Rose arrives at her dream school as a freshman transfer.
Despite the fact that Andie’s contending with a lot—including a long distance relationship with a longtime boyfriend, a somewhat fractured relationship with her dad, & the legacy of her mother—this book is hopeful & graceful & even helped me feel like my own life experience was somewhat relatable in its discussions of family grief.
The wrap up to one of the elements of this story could have used some more time & attention IMO but overall this is a sweet, sincere, & lovely story—interspersed with moments of humor (shout-out to the grandmas!) that I flipped through the pages quickly of.
4.5⭐️. Out 01/24.
CWs: Death of mom. Emotionally abandoned by dad. Cheating manipulative bf. The other lead was cheated on too.
Give me that HEA, please.
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