14 Jun 2019

ARC #Review: TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL by Aminah Mae Safi

TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL

Author: Aminah Mae Safi
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Overall Rating:
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Summary:
Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She's the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win.

Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who's obsesssed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she's casting her senior film project, she knows she's found the perfect lead - Sana.

There's only one problem. Rachel hates Sana. Rachel was the first girl Sana ever asked out, but Rachel thought it was a cruel prank and has detested Sana ever since.

Told in alternative viewpoints and inspired by classic romantic comedies, this engaging and edgy YA novel follows two strongwilled young women falling for each other despite themselves.
Purchase:
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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 liked a lot of this but found the beginning to be slow, the pacing to be a bit off, and some of the flow to not be logical. But the characters were well developed and the relationship was extremely sweet. Plus add in different cultures, family dynamics that I've seen more often than not, and a true coming of age story. It's everything you could want out of a lesbian romance novel.

I really liked the characterizations of the main characters and how they interacted with each other. I liked watching them grow together as they learned more about each other throughout working together. I think there was a lot of growth for Sana's character that was really important in this and I loved seeing her grow.

I had some issues with pacing throughout this one and never knew how long a scene was taking, what time it was, or how much time had actually passed. Sometimes it took me out of the story but I was always able to get back into it.

I highly recommend this one as your next read, especially during Pride Month!

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