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Home Field Advantage, by Dahlia Adler

booksbaconglitter's review against another edition

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

4.0

If you’re a fan of She Drives Me Crazy, then you absolutely need to pick up Home Field Advantage.

This book is not only a cute queer/lesbian story about a cheerleader falling for the new QB. It also tackles heavier topics like homophobia, religious trauma, and unplanned pregnancy with a lot of care and honesty. The characters in this book also talk and act like teenagers, which is the whole point of YA. I feel like this will be a wonderful book for teens to read, and I hope youth and school librarians add it to their collections.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced copy to review.

karaanntinker's review

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dark lighthearted mysterious

5.0

midnightreads08's review

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4.0

I loved this <3 just wish it was longer ~ audiobook was amazing

kayleighb1012's review

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emotional 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? Yes

5.0

emerali's review

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

4.0

manderkay's review

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

3.0

madiursenbach's review

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

3.5

hannarocs7's review

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5.0

A very cute sapphic romcom that made me laugh and tear up and cheer all at once. Love how there were some really real points made and how they were handled. Definitely recommend - it almost reads like a movie.

ARC graciously provided by NetGalley.

cj_heid's review against another edition

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5.0

I absolutely devoured this book. The characters were quick to draw me in and help me understand why they wanted what they wanted, and especially why they wanted each other. I can’t say I usually care much about football or cheerleading, but these girls made me want to care about both. I also can’t emphasize enough how interesting it was that one of the main antagonists (if I can call him that) of the book, was already dead. Which isn’t something I expect in a YA sports romance. Dahlia Adler really nailed it.
Additionally, both of the audiobook narrators did a phenomenal job and their voices matched to their character’s personalities perfectly.

Thank you to NetGalley and OrangeSky Audio for providing me with an audio-ARC of this title.

theboywithallthekeys's review

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5