➫ You Should See Me in a Crown Read ➳ Author Leah Johnson – Manifest-money.info

You Should See Me in a Crown Liz Lighty Has Always Believed She S Too Black, Too Poor, Too Awkward To Shine In Her Small, Rich, Prom Obsessed Midwestern Town But It S Okay Liz Has A Plan That Will Get Her Out Of Campbell, Indiana, Forever Attend The Uber Elite Pennington College, Play In Their World Famous Orchestra, And Become A DoctorBut When The Financial Aid She Was Counting On Unexpectedly Falls Through, Liz S Plans Come Crashing Down Until She S Reminded Of Her School S Scholarship For Prom King And Queen There S Nothing Liz Wants To Do Less Than Endure A Gauntlet Of Social Media Trolls, Catty Competitors, And Humiliating Public Events, But Despite Her Devastating Fear Of The Spotlight She S Willing To Do Whatever It Takes To Get To PenningtonThe Only Thing That Makes It Halfway Bearable Is The New Girl In School, Mack She S Smart, Funny, And Just As Much Of An Outsider As Liz But Mack Is Also In The Running For Queen Will Falling For The Competition Keep Liz From Her Dreams Or Make Them Come True And I know then what I ve always known Campbell is never going to make a space for me to fit I m going to have to demand itrepresentation ownvoices Black rep, queer rep f f romance , anxiety and panic attacks, disability sickle cell disease trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers THIS WAS SO CUTE trigger warnings death of a parent in the past due to sickle cell disease , homophobia, bullying, racism, panic attacks, being outed, medicAnd I know then what I ve always known Campbell is never going to make a space for me to fit I m going to have to demand itrepresentation ownvoices Black rep, queer rep f f romance , anxiety and panic attacks, disability sickle cell disease trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers THIS WAS SO CUTE trigger warnings death of a parent in the past due to sickle cell disease , homophobia, bullying, racism, panic attacks, being outed, medical emergency This was so fucking cute, I can t stand it You need to read this small town F F romance immediately gay culture be like locks eyes with a girl wow she has pretty eyes oh no I think I m in love to be honest, I thought this was going to be a 3 star book the entire time I was reading this but by the end I was surprised by how much I was enjoying it this book follows a Black queer girl with anxiety named Liz who must run for prom queen in her school s prom competition in order to win the money she needs to get into her dream college but she has to figure out how to put herself out gay culture be like locks eyes with a girl wow she has pretty eyes oh no I think I m in love to be honest, I thought this was going to be a 3 star book the entire time I was reading this but by the end I was surprised by how much I was enjoying it this book follows a Black queer girl with anxiety named Liz who must run for prom queen in her school s prom competition in order to win the money she needs to get into her dream college but she has to figure out how to put herself out there and deal with a crush she got on her opponent I loved Liz as a character so much her growth was really great to watch over the course of the story, and I really loved the message of deserving to take up space as someone who normally isn t allowed any in a less tolerant small town I really, really adored Liz s and Jordan s friendship it made me smile all the time and I love platonic boy girl relationships the female friendship was also great conflicts arose but then were resolved and I appreciated that a lot, considering how YA contemporary has a tendency to pit girls against each other though there was still a stereotypical mean girl but oh well cute f f romance too realistically portrayed, and they were both so sweet to each other the blurb makes it seem like the romance is a big part of the story, and while it is important, it s definitely not centered Liz as an individual character is and I loved that I thought this book did a really good job of introducing, handling, and resolving conflicts overall there were definitely some things that felt like could have been developed just a tiny bitbut I was generally pretty impressed I ended up crying at one point, but I think that was due to me being triggered by the parts about a family member s illness, rather than this being a hugely emotional book but there were still a lot of sweet moments I wish the family moments that were portrayed at the end had beenpresent throughout the book because I really loved themtl dr surprised me enjoyed all the character relationships, fun to read, and made me smile a lot definitely recommended ownvoices reviews Fadwa will be adding on to this asreviews are postedrep Black queer MC with anxiety, wlw LI, Black side character with sickle cell anemia, Black side character content warnings death of a parent off page , loved ones with chronic illness, a character being outed, homophobia challenged , panic attacks I don t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me It s been a long time since I ve reached for a fluffy, cutesy YA contemporary story because I thought I had gotten burnt out on the genre, but I m here to tell you all that wasn t the case I just wasn t picking up the right ones, and this book is absolutely the ri I don t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me It s been a long time since I ve reached for a fluffy, cutesy YA contemporary story because I thought I had gotten burnt out on the genre, but I m here to tell you all that wasn t the case I just wasn t picking up the right ones, and this book is absolutely the right one This book takes literally every single thing I love to see in a fluffy YA contemporary romance story and does them brilliantly, with a fresh take breathed into each and every trope and a narrator I would protect with everything in me Liz Lighty is flawless and I ll hear no arguments You re very Book One Prince Zuko all honor and determination and stuff You could use some guidance from an old pro to ease you into Book Three Prince Zukorelaxed,open to adventure, better hair First of all, these characters arehilariousWhether it s the pop culture references with the above A TLA reference reigning supreme, obviously , the banter between Liz and her love interest I AM OBSESSED , or the playful, authentic sarcasm and wit we see not only in Liz s own narration but in her brother and her friends, too these characters feel so REAL and genuine and three dimensional, and I loved them so much Except Racist Rachel, of course But even Racist Rachel s friends subverted some serious mean girl tropes and I m so proud of them And I can t possibly review this book without mentioning Liz s family, whether it s her precious grandparents, or her brother supporting her with every fiber of his being despite his own daily health concerns with his sickle cell I just cherish the entire Lighty family so damn much, y all I m so tired of the way this place treats people who are different, tired of feeling like I exist in the margins of my own life I deserve better than that Most of all, though, I adored how complex and nuanced Liz Lighty s high school experience is She has friends, she gets incredible grades and works her butt off to make her grandparents proud, and she knows she has a bright future ahead of her if she only has a chance to pursue it but she also recognizes how unfairly she s treated as a Black queer girl in small town Indiana, and she knows she deserves better The moment when Liz shifts from a wallflower to someone who s going to make people listen to her and recognize her worth Absolutely beautiful, and I was getting so emotional because I was so proud of her I roll my eyes so she knows that I m joking, and she snorts with her laugh this time It s a cuter sound than should be legal, really Last but not least, I gotta take a second to rave about how absolutely friggin precious the romance between Liz and Mack is While I don t feel that it s really the primary focus of the story, it s a prominent thread and it s executed so well There s no insta love, but Liz definitely crushes hard, and so does Mack Watching them interact is so adorable, and even when there s a conflict, they work through things maturely and smoothly I m convinced that Liz and Mack are soul mates who would go on from this story to make it through college together and grow old and have cute babies, and nobody can change my mind How does she even know what data is The elders are evolving, and it s going to ruin us all If I haven t convinced you to give this adorable, beautiful, hilarious, heart warming story a read, then I have clearly failed, because You Should See Me in a Crown is one of the best things I ve read in a very long time and definitely the best YA contemporary I ve read in ages and I want everyone I know to add this to their TBRs immediately It s that good Representation Liz is Black sapphic Mack is sapphic multiple side characters are BIPOC Liz s brother Robbie is Black has sickle cell disease Content warnings for view spoiler previous loss of a parent, sickle cell disease related health scares including a hospital visit , homophobia challenged , transphobia very brief, challenged , racism challenged hide spoiler All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Scholastic Press for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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