Hey Book Worms !! I had to read contemporary fiction to get away from my thriller marathon and I received this utterly comfy YA contemporary , It Sounded Better in My Head from Edelweiss . My love for YA contemporaries is everlasting . They tend to make happy .

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Flatiron Books

Plot: When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

Nina Kenwood’s debut is an absolute gem! Charming and authentic, an entertaining story about first love, figuring out what you want to do with your life, and who you really are. Natalie is an introverted, awkward, smart, and sassy 18-year-old who has just graduated from high school and is about to find out where her future is headed. Natalie has no idea what she really wants to do in the future and this concerns her. Not only that she is extremely self-conscious most of that stemming from having struggled with terrible acne for most of her teens. She has her own securities and that makes her real , very real to the readers. She is cute and adorable at times. Her inner monologue leaves the audience in split .

‘Winter is my season. Long coats, boots, big jumpers, puffer vests, beanies, giant scarves, jackets with hoods. These are safety blankets for anyone who is uncomfortable in their skin.’

I completely embraced Natalie’s journey as she gradually began to accept and open herself up to others, and realise that she is not the only person with insecurities and problems. Her relationships with her parents, her two besties, and her romantic interest (whose identity I won’t spoil) are realistic, touching, and sweet. Oh, and a special shout-out to Zach’s wonderful, supportive family – they’re adorable.

It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.