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Betting on You

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i'm already so tired of him so i'll direct you to the quotes below that capture his essence, which will inevitably make you think "when can i score with this snazzy catch of a human? when scott showed up at the pizza place when bailey and her mom were having a girls' night to PROPOSE, i nearly lost my shit because the timing could not have been worse; the one day it's just bailey and her mom?

I loved the beginning and the focus on divorced child syndrome and how kids feel in these situations as well as how it influences the mistrust kids have in the future. i loved better than the movies and really enjoyed the do over but unfortunately in comparison this one fell short for me.

I loved watching the friendship build between Charlie and Bailey and how they interacted with each other.

confession: I have not read "Better than Before" yet and reading it may change some of my opinions but that is yet to be decided. okay so looking back at this i never mentioned the crying in my actual review because i'm NOT joking it was pathetic. I did think that their relationship was missing something as I read through the book, which is weird because this author has always delivered on relationships for me in the past. I wished Charlie had a lil bit of bigger chapters because the angst from this chapters made me feel so much. Charlie insists that members of the opposite sex can’t just be friends, and Bailey is determined to prove him wrong.

I will say that one thing I hate is the miscommunication trope and this book is all about it, which is the only reason I gave it four stars.

A lot of the book deals with both Bailey and Charlie’s feelings about their parents separating and dating again (more Bailey than Charlie, who doesn’t tend to disclose as much). i was torn between three and four stars but i’m weak, emotional and soft so here we are 😭😭 it’s not that i didn’t enjoyed the book (cause i did! these two quirky teens are very funny and entertaining, and you can tell because they have nicknames for each other that they relentlessly use in their heads. When you’re in the room, every single cell in my body—every nerve, every muscle, every breath—is lost in you.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Better than the Movies, this swoon-worthy rom-com in the vein of She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You follows a teen girl who unwittingly finds herself at the centre of a bet while working at a waterpark.

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