She Gets the Girl, Rachel Lippincott, Alyson Derrick

A view of two girl's legs, who are just shy of holding hands while roller skating. There are flowers on vines in front of their legs.

Alex’s relationship is falling apart. So when she heads to college, she wants nothing more than to prove to her girlfriend, Valerie, that she can be faithful. She wants to prove she can make friends and have platonic relationships. Enter Molly. Molly is painfully shy and not at all assertive. If Alex can help Molly get the girl of her dreams, she can prove to her girlfriend that she’s capable of helping others, capable of making friends.

If I had any criticism, while our main characters, Alex and Molly, evolved, Valerie turned out to be the complete opposite, which threw me for a loop. I’m not sure if that was a stylistic choice to match Alex’s evolution or not. I didn’t really care for Molly’s endless judging. But Alex perfectly counterbalanced her with her fount of positivity, and in that, they make the perfect team. I liked the alternating perspectives and the way the girls clicked. This was an adorable, upper YA read. Thank you, Simon and Schuster Children’s, for sending this along!

She Gets the Girl is available for preorder on Amazon, Bookshop, and B&N, it releases April 5th.

About the Book:
Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl. Keeping her on the other hand…not so much. Molly Parker has everything in her life totally in control, except for her complete awkwardness with just about anyone besides her mom. She knows she’s in love with the impossibly cool Cora Myers. She just…hasn’t actually talked to her yet.

Alex and Molly don’t belong on the same planet, let alone the same college campus. But when Alex, fresh off a bad (but hopefully not permanent) breakup, discovers Molly’s hidden crush as their paths cross the night before classes start, they realize they might have a common interest after all. Because maybe if Alex volunteers to help Molly learn how to get her dream girl to fall for her, she can prove to her ex that she’s not a selfish flirt. That she’s ready for an actual commitment. And while Alex is the last person Molly would ever think she could trust, she can’t deny Alex knows what she’s doing with girls, unlike her.

As the two embark on their five-step plans to get their girls to fall for them, though, they both begin to wonder if maybe they’re the ones falling…for each other.

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