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The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

kelleemoye's review against another edition

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4.0

Another student recommended title (thanks, Leticia!) which I was so happy was shared with me. This YA novel is about 4 friends who are all trying to keep the friendship alive while also figuring out their futures as they finish up junior year so they give each other New Year’s Resolutions to help each other find their passions and also grow closer to each other. A fun and insightful read with great inclusive representation.

kaylareadsbooks's review against another edition

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5.0

ALL THE STARS
An extremely diverse cast of characters
LGBTQ+
Anxiety

mckinlay's review against another edition

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4.0

Maybe 4.5 but i'm rounding down cause i'm mad. May round up when i'm less mad. RTC.

zoraidasolo's review against another edition

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5.0

Fun, thoughtful examination on self discovery.

scriptrix's review against another edition

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Just not connecting to any of the characters. The story is driven by them rather than any strong plot, so I found myself struggling to continue.

Possibly just wasn't in the right mood for teen contemporary fiction 🤷‍♀️

eedr's review against another edition

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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

2.0

felix07's review against another edition

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4.0

OK WAS I THE ONLY ONE WHO NEEDED A RYAN/BLAKE CLOSURE KISS PLEASE-
All of that aside, great book. Can relate to the whole Ryan art-block thing

charmaineac's review against another edition

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3.0

This book almost made me cry. I definitely liked some storylines more than others (Lee and Nora, but not Jess and Ryan).

The incorporation of other languages is always a bit tough. People don't really repeat themselves in multiple languages in real life, but I see why it's necessary for English readers to understand what is happening. Then again, at times, this book DIDN'T explain what certain Spanish/Chinese phrases meant, and I felt like I was missing out on information that would enhance the story.

luckybydesign's review against another edition

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4.0

Sometimes your friends know you better than you know yourself. This sweet little concept, where four best friends choose each other’s New Years resolutions becomes something more than that in Mia Garcia’s capable hands. The best part of this book is hands down the characters. Each of the four main characters is unique and never cliched, and even secondary characters are nuanced and complex. This is also an important contribution to Own Voices YA. Each character’s Latinx culture played an important role in their identity, adding to the complexity of the characters. I found myself rooting for all the characters and was happy and satisfied by the way things ended for each of them.

Thank you to Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

aprilbethp's review

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3.0

Slow Read

I had high hopes for this book. I just struggled trying to connect to any character. It had a lot potential and tackled some tough subjects but it missed the mark for me.