This Might Get Awkward by Kara McDowell

This Might Get Awkward

Kara McDowell with Reba Buhr (Narrator)

fiction contemporary romance young adult emotional lighthearted medium-paced

8 hours, 28 minutes | first published 2022

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Sophie Kinsella meets Sarah Dessen in the most hilarious, romantic book of the summer about a girl with social anxiety and the boy who refuses to let her hide herself away. Seventeen-year-old Gemma’s favorite kind of beach is an empty one. Soci...
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Summary of 39 reviews


funny 75%
lighthearted 60%
emotional 45%
hopeful 35%
inspiring 30%
reflective 30%
relaxing 15%
adventurous 10%
sad 5%
tense 5%


medium 63%
fast 36%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 58% | Yes: 41%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 17%

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