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I Kissed Shara Wheeler, by Casey McQuiston

alicecmel's review against another edition

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

4.0

_niharikapandey_'s review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
I read it! One of my most anticipated releases of the year. I smiled, chuckled, laughed along and at the characters, did many "what's wrong with you all" and as a sappy lil thing that I am I read the acknowledgement with blurry eyes. And I guess I have a thing for the valedictorian speeches they always get me teary eyed.

This book might not be everyone's cup of tea and I can totally understand that but it's just perfect for me. Casey always does it for me. Every single book of theirs had bought me so much joy and smiles with tears in my eyes. If you love over the top rom-coms and teenagers being their gay lil selves and you're gonna love this one.

martinsalomonjr's review against another edition

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3.0

Took a while to finish it, this book helped me realize I don’t enjoy teenage drama books. It felt like a mix of Rivedale and Paper Town. I’d enjoy that the cast was inclusive.

scgood's review against another edition

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

5.0

yosoyshaina's review against another edition

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

4.5

sarafreddie's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted mysterious medium-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

I would read this entire book again right now from Smith Parker’s pov and love it even more 

amatullah_sabir's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense medium-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

4.0

emmapicaro4's review against another edition

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lighthearted 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? Yes

5.0

cheerupbaby's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny informative mysterious reflective sad medium-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 seriously can not put into words how this book made me feel. being a queer kid in alabama, this book was like looking into a mirror. i felt seen in ways i never had before without being in my own mind. chloe green is me in text and smith parker is the embodiment someone i hope to become or have in my life one day. all in all, this book did a FANTASTIC job with keeping the queerness very realistic to southern, especially bible belt, standards and lifestyle. it had me frowning, smiling, and tearing up without even realizing it before my face either grew sore or tears spilled into my mouth. please go read if you can :))))

acouplereadss's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted 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? Yes

3.5