A review by lostbuthey
She Gets the Girl, by Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick

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


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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