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Better Than the Movies, by Lynn Painter

37 reviews

viviette's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

Um…well…hmm… I picked up this book from the library with high expectations; I was let down. This book isn’t BAD it’s just not all that I was lead up for it to be. I was watching one of Haley Pham’s YouTube videos and she said this was one of the best books of 2021 for her (or at least in the YA romance category) so needless to say I was intrigued. The thing is, this book is just a whole giant trophy, cheesy, cringe fest mess, though it’s not like that was on accident—that’s basically the whole point! The reason why it’s like that is because the character basically leads her life like a rom-com movie. But there was just a lot of pet-peeves for me in it including one of it’s iconic inclusions of songs to represent scenes (the mc chose them). Most of the songs didn’t seem to exactly fit with the scenes in question and it was strange because there was many songs I could think of from the top of my head that were better; such as in the scene where the mc mention “Paper Rings” the song could be easily replaced with “Afterglow” or “Daylight” and make the whole thing 10x better. Same with “New Years Day” It just doesn’t feel like a prom night slow dance song.

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const_elle_ations's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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claire_fitzgibbon13's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25

I loved all the characters and thought it was a really sweet rom-com. I also loved the Taylor Swift references and that
Spoiler laney ended up being really nice in the end
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ayaaamor's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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joanna77_'s review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

I feel like this started out good, but then it kept going.
and going.
and going. 
I’m all about a good rom-com but this book just felt cheesy and like it was trying to hard. The main character was very annoying. I hated how rude she was to her friend and her stepmom and how she turned into a lying, selfish brat the moment her crush showed up. It felt so fake. Anyways I wouldn’t recommend this and I hope the main characters break up.

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serena_hien's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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maisiepamela's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! It was so cute and had so many good tropes in it that were written amazingly! Wes and liz were adorable through the whole book and they were enemies to LOVERS 💖💖💖💖💖! oh my gosh I loved all the movie and song references, it was cool that they were in the book- it just makes the characters seem more real. Also the whole end- MY HEART BROKE!! Not with sadness but happiness! It was so adorable, and it had so many cute moments between Wes and liz. Sometimes liz did do some really stupid things but she fixed them, which I loved!! However, I hated Michael from the start, he was not right for Liz, only Wes is and ever will be! Plus he was an idiot for not liking her in the first place! I loved this book so much a new fav!

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daijastoughton's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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imstephtacular's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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kelegrace's review against another edition

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funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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