A review by mildlyjulie
You Have a Match, by Emma Lord

lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


 I wish you could have seen the look on my face when I got to the bit about someone looking at the photos "you could sell these!". Y'all. Someone PLEASE kill this teenage secret genius photographer trope.

I was excited for a YA book to be about a sister relationship instead of a boy...but then they boy was there still. He and the other friend never really came alive to me, since all that development was in the past, so I just never really cared about either of them.

Also, this girl is kind of terrible. Am I the only one who didn't actually like her that much? 

Super cool to have plenty of representation and diversity though. 

Other nitpicks :
Seattle is neither humid nor muggy.
Does anyone actually say Bell Square? And why on earth would teens in Seattle drive all the way on traffic filled freeways to freaking Bellevue?
425 is an area code for the area around Seattle, not Seattle proper, and I feel like all the 206/425 numbers are taken by now so a cell phone would be the one that starts with 9.