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Review: You Were Made For Me by Jenna Guillaume

Publishes on August 11th by Pan Macmillan Australia

I was delighted to receive a copy of Jenna Guillaumes’ second novel, You Were Made For Me. And rightly so! Immediately you are submersed into teenage angst, a protagonist and her best friend who are laugh-out-loud funny and that classic Guillaume writing style that is so easy to read.

You Were Made For Me is a light and fun read, it broaches subjects like bullying and family loss in a gentle way, as well as the dangers of social media. But at its heart it is a warm and fluffy novel about a girl who wants to be loved perfectly, and through her rose tinted glasses, she is blinded to what she already has.

I think I am a little too old to fully enjoy what creative genius this book is. 16 year old me would have loved this, would have read it over and over. The creative way it has Kate and Libby interjecting over the story breaks through the traditional style of wrtiting and makes it fun and feels more real. This will definitely be a hit for those on the younger side of the Young Adult age range.

Kate and Libby’s friendship is what gives this book its substance. It is warm and real. Libby’s sarcastic nature gives You Were Made For Me, the down to earth addition that it needs. And don’t even get me started on the spud that is Theo. He is kind and gentle and honest. He is literally the perfect boy next door.

You Were Made For Me is a heart warming, coming of age title, with some science stuff thrown in for good measure. We see Kate grow so much throughout this book and even though I saw the ending coming from the very first page, I still loved it and it was still adorable.

Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sending me a review copy of this title. All thoughts are my own.

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