But my phone buzzes a moment later. It’s Iris:
I don’t know how to type in the game
Meanwhile what the fuck is Gideon doing
You know, I haven’t read this kind of YA contemporary for so long. For a couple of years I’ve been slowly breaking up with that genre, and that’s okay! Not everything is meant to be, et cetera et cetera.
But you can’t give me :
- a likeable and fun (if oblivious) main character who plays videogames in a way that actually felt genuine and relatable to me ;
- a way-too-pure-for-this-world love interest I want to protect at all costs ;
- a F/F side relationship (THE FEELS) ;
- SO MUCH FOCUS ON FRIENDSHIP!!! (INCLUDING BETWEEN BOYS AND THEY’RE ADORABLE AND NOT THE TOXIC MASCULINITY, FRAT BROS TYPE! YAY!) With a special mention to a no-nonsense, hilarious friend (SERIOUSLY THOUGH, IRIS IS THE BEST OKAY) ;
- great family bonds;
- laugh-out-loud dialogues…
… and not expect me to cherish the hell of a book. That’s just not how it works.
On-screen, Trippola Lightyear begins arming a flaming arrow.
“What are you doing? I say.
“I’m gonna shoot him,” Iris replies simply.
“Iris! You can’t just shoot players indiscriminaly!”
“He dumped you; he deserves to die.”
LMAO. I just know I’ll reread it whenever I need a feel-good book and *awkwardly hugs myself* I SMILED SO BIG OKAY. Highly recommended.
About Foolish Hearts
Author : Emma Mills | Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. | Genre : Young Adult Contemporary | Pages : 320
When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year.
Smart, funny, and thoroughly, wonderfully flawed, Claudia navigates a world of intense friendships and tentative romance in Foolish Hearts, a YA novel about expanding your horizons, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and accepting–and loving–people for who they really are.
A contemporary young adult novel by Emma Mills about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends–and maybe even new love.