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She Gets the Girl, by Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick

8 reviews

ashlislibrary's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted 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? Yes

4.0


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lolajh's review against another edition

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emotional funny 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

5.0

Everyone shut the FUCK UP this was so fucking good. It’s a whole fucking book with the same energy as ‘How You Get the Girl’ by Taylor swift and Heartstopper but it’s about LESBIANS. Molly and Alex, two lesbians who are heavily based off of the wonderful married authors of this book and their love story (so fucking cute oh my god kill me) are very fascinating characters and do make an adorable couple, especially what with the slow burn and gradual pining that begins to develop over halfway through the book. Like them watching Wynonna Earp together, the dressing room scene, the roller skating date, the scenes in the library and at Molly’s dorm are so fucking cute. Also the fucking character development. These two make each other so much better independent from each other whilst loving each other on the way. Molly grows out of her comfort zone and faces her insecurities and anxieties about herself and how she thinks she is perceived by others, and Alex learns how to love others properly and emotionally and being vulnerable with them and herself about her feeling human emotions and not bottling them up as much. Also a plus: no coming out scenes! They both have major mommy issues though. The scene where Molly’s mum buys Alex clothes and makes her tear up fucking broke me! Also the pop culture references were lowkey tolerable only because of the Wynonna Earp references. Spot on dude. Jim is also lowkey an icon when he stood up for Alex when she was getting harassed? Go Jim! 

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hannahryan08's review

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

4.75


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mallory10100's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing sad 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

this was so sweet 🥰 loved it!! highly recommend 

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lostbuthey's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring lighthearted relaxing 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

I finished She Gets The Girl and I LOVE IT!!!
The plot is so cute and even though the back of the book already mentions the end, the plot surprised me. It moved super fast, so it was a light read - at least for me. It does talk about a few topics - such as toxic relationships, alcoholism, and adoption trauma.

The characters are so sweet. The way they slowly fell in love without realising was incredibly well and believable written. I hope they live happily ever after.

Speaking of characters: the book is super diverse in a subtle way. There are (half) Asian characters as well as a lot of queer people especially lesbians and even a person that uses they/them pronouns. There's also social anxiety representation.

Language wise it wasn't challenging. Yet, the way the authors play with words is magnificent. It's simply and still brilliantly written. So in case your first language isn't English and your looking for beginner friendly books, look no further.

I recommend this book to all the young lesbians out there that might be a bit intimated by the though of dating or asking out another girl/woman.

To Rachel Lippincott and Alyson Derrick: Thank you for writing this!!! 

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cassie12_21's review against another edition

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emotional funny inspiring lighthearted relaxing 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

LOVE! SO CUTE! New favourite Sapphic rom-com. Friends to Lovers. Molly has Social Anxiety, and Alex's moms an Alcoholic. Warning mild spoiler
Spoiler they don’t get together until the last chapter 😭
 

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imstephtacular's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional 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

4.5


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snowydaze's review

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funny hopeful reflective relaxing 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

I received a copy of She Gets the Girl by Alyson Derrick and Rachael Lippincott
 from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Although it took a little bit of time to get fully invested in Alex and Molly's story, once invested it was impossible to put this book down. 

Both Alex and Molly were relatable in one way or another and their experiences growing closer together helped with character growth. Although the story only takes place over the course of about a month, the character growth is profound and not trivial. I would love to have seen more both of them making more friends though. I also enjoyed the pacing and progression of the story. 

Overall I recommend this book to anyone looking for a relaxing, relatable read. 

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