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It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
Flatiron / Macmillan
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
ISBN: 9781250219268

Just beginning her journey into adulthood, Natalie is navigating future college plans while working through the emotional turmoil of her parents’ divorce. Then there’s Alex. Natalie isn’t sure how she feels and she’s even less certain about what Alex thinks. Should she take a chance? What if she says or does the wrong thing? Love sure is complicated.

Told in first person, It Sounded Better in My Head, is an engrossing romantic comedy. Natalie has an authentic teenage voice, charming with a sense of humor. Teens will relate to her uncertainties regarding life decisions, her insecurities about how others perceive her, and her fledgling feelings of love.

Teens who loved the romance of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil and illustrated by Mike Lawrence, and the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han, will enjoy It Sounded Better in My Head.

–Lorrie Roussin

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