Foolish Hearts

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 05 Dec 2017

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Back in September, I shared a list of authors I NEED to read. Emma Mills was on this list, and I cannot believe it took me so long to read one of her books! This book was such a joy to read, and exactly my cup of tea. I am not quite sure where to start with my outpouring of affection for this book, but I am going to try. •Claudia was so wonderful! I related to so many of her worries and the baggage she was carrying from a past relationship, but also found her to be such a genuinely kind person. She made mistakes, but she also knew she made mistakes, and worked hard to remedy those transgressions. I just adored her and wanted to be her friend, and part of her guild too. •Gideon!!!...

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I was so excited to read this book, and, now that I've finished, I'm happy to say that I was not disappointed! Emma Mills does such an incredible job of writing romantic comedy. She fills her world with three dimensional characters and doesn't focus the book completely on the central couple. Before we go any further, a quick summary. Foolish Hearts follows private school scholarship student, Claudia. Claudia is a hard working girl with a job and parents that can't pay for her and her siblings to go to college, setting her apart from the wealthy teens at her school. Claudia has only made half-hearted attempts to connect to her classmates, thinking that all she needs is her best friend...

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This is officially my favorite book from Emma and going on my top books of the year. I love love loved Claudia. She’s snarky af and her inner monologue was fantastic. Gideon is adorable and goofy and the two of them were so much fun together. Really, the entire cast of characters is perfection. Plot wise, it was lovely. There are a few different plot threads, but it all went together so seamlessly. And somehow I’m completely okay with Emma’s apparent rule of no-kissing-until-the-end. The anticipation just slays me. Overall, it was a cute and fun read. This will definitely be something I pick up and read again and again. **Huge thanks to Henry Holt for providing the arc free...

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I received an advanced reader's copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is exactly what I needed right now. It's a light, cute read that also has depth to it. It all starts when Claudia accidentally overhears the breakup of the school's power couple and then finds herself on the wrong side of the toughest girl in school. When the two get paired up for a school project, Claudia is sure that things will end in disaster, but she ends up being pleasantly surprised along the way. The best thing about this book for me was the characters and their relationships. Emma Mills does such a great job of creating incredibly relatable characters that are...

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Emma Mills has done it again! There's something so inherently likable about not only the author but also her characters, her method of storytelling, really just about everything! It's hard not to be wildly entertained while simultaneously nodding your head and thinking, "Yep, I've been there!" This isn't just universal to teens either, as an adult I often found myself relating to Claudia as well. I think that's what makes Mills books so special. She is able to entertain you with sweet romantic tales but she also gets you thinking much deeper, about the nature of relationships whether they're romantic, platonic, friendly, or familial - she comes from all sides and I really admire her...

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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Publication Date: December 5, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love. The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A...

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What a delight this book was and so much more than I expected! Claudia is stuck in an awkward situation when she overhears a power couple breakup at a party. The wrath and anger of Iris after she is dumped is something that Claudia isn't looking forward too. When they are stuck together to write a paper for their English class at their private girls school, Claudia discovers that some people are just hard to reach. After an epic fail, the girls are forced to try out for A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is being put on with the boys school next door. Claudia is not thrilled to be out of her comfort zone and interacting with people she isn't friends with. As they story goes one, Claudia...

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There’s something about an Emma Mills book that just leaves you feeling light and happy and this book definitely kept with that tradition for me. Don’t let the synopsis fool you – this isn’t about a rivalry between two girls, but really about misconceptions and unlikely friendship. Although the girls start out a little adversarial, they quickly develop a nice rapport and friendship. Foolish Hearts has a Shakespeare play, an MMO-loving main character, a boy band obsession, a really great emphasis on friendship and family, and a really cute romance. Basically, this has everything, all wrapped up in some really nice, warm writing. Emma Mills is definitely an auto-buy author for me now.
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I read This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills about a month a ago, and I knew after I had finished that that I definitely wanted to check out another book by her because I really enjoyed it, but it was the only book I had read by her so I couldn't say yet weather or not she would be an author who I would check out every book they publish or not. After reading Foolish Hearts, I can now confirm that she will be an auto-buy author for me. I don't know if I can say this book was perfect, because I don't think any book can be 'perfect', but I can honestly say that I cannot think of anything that I would think of as negative. At first I thought I was not going to be the biggest fan of the...

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Emma Mills stole my heart with this laugh out loud YA romance. The characters are so adorable you won't be able to put the book down.
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