15 Jan 2019

ARC #Review: FAMOUS IN SMALL TOWN by Emma Mills

FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN

Author: Emma Mills
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
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Summary:
For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for. 

Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular. 

Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

I am so in love with Emma Mills' books, characters, and writing. She makes every character unique while having the same feel to them: vulnerable, unsure of how to move forward, and always willing to try and do as much as possible for their friends. I love that Emma is able to make so much happen in her books that are generally about living your life as a high school student. Yes, there is always conflict and relationships and messiness, but that's everyone's lives. I highly recommend any and all of Emma's books.


There was something about this book that transcends time - you can read it at any age and either point to what you are currently experiencing or experienced in the past. There was so much to this one that brought you warmth in remembering through rose coloured lenses the traditional aspects of life while understanding the yearning for something new.

I absolutely loved that Sophie wanted to grow old in her small town because usually books like this have a main character who can't wait to get away from the small town living. But Sophie saw the good, the bad, and the ugly of her small town and still wanted to be immersed in it forever. And it was so refreshing to see that! Not everyone wants a Big City life and all the difficulties that comes with it. I admired Sophie's strength, vulnerability, and wanting to stay in a place she called home.

I have adored all of Emma's books and will continue to in the future as well. If you are looking for quiet YA strength and vulnerability, FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN will fill that void for you. I can't wait to see what she writes next!



Happy release day to FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN by @elmify! I thought I would show off my first and my favourite books by Emma Mills. I started reading her books when THIS ADVENTURE ENDS came out (and wish I had read her books sooner! I had FIRST & THEN since it released but didn't get to it right away and shake my head at my mistakes), but I think FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN squeaks out as my favourite! Growing up in a small town, I could empathize so much with Sophie (and Megan Pleasant!) and the way she felt about living, growing up, and not necessarily wanting to leave her small town and all the comforts it brought her. It was such a fun book, even though it tore my heart out, and I believe that Emma Mills' books get better with each one. Pick up FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN today and check out the summary below...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ //⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ //⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day 15: #janinbooks19 [Wish you read it sooner] & #janbookstagram19 [New Genre]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ //⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #booklover #bookworm #bookstagrammer #booknerd #bookaddict #bookishlove #bookcommunity #bookwormlife #bookgram #igreads #readersofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #goodreads #bookishcanadians #bookishfeature #books #bookstagram #ireadya #iloveya #yalover #yalovin
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