The Hoodie Girl
by Yuen Wright
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Pub Date 10 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 10 Aug 2021
My hoodie is freakishly oversized.
It covers my body in a way that makes me feel comfortable.
Wren Martin isn’t what you would call a popular girl. She is remarkably average, gets good grades, and aspires to get a scholarship to her dream college and leave her hometown, as it’s filled with impossible memories.
Asher Reed—star athlete and heartthrob of Eastview High—is everything wrong with high school in one frustratingly good-looking body. But when an on-field accident leaves him sidelined for the season, he takes an interest in Wren.
With an undeniable connection, Wren and Asher form a friendship that quickly turns into something more. Yuen Wright’s heartwarming debut is a reminder that when someone really sees you, the last thing you want is to be invisible.
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This book book is AMAZING. I fell in love with the characters right from the start. I loved how well written this book was, and how different the characters came to life as I read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for fun witty romance.
I read this when it was free on wattpad and i remember absolutely loving it and it became one of my go to reads. it still honestly is too this day and i was so excited to see that i got this arc. it really brought me back to a few years ago when i first started reading and this is one the the stories that really got me into reading.
I guess the biggest compliment I can give this story, and the author, is that as I was reading I kept wishing my 17-year-old daughter could meet Wren just to be her friend because she's really that freaking cool! Wright gave us a beautifully written, sweet, relatable coming of age for two teenagers who truly understood the best and worst life could give. The drama is truly age-appropriate and handled in a healthy way rather than a lot of stories about beautiful barbie's and football captain bullies who destroy each other while "falling in love." The characters were three-dimensional, likable, realistic, and actually thoughtful people who acted like Sr in High School. I highly recommend the story and will be looking at and sharing Wright's other stories with my daughter and her friends.
THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT READ!!! I enjoyed both of the characters immensely and I related to Wren. I remember being her age and my hoodie was a shield to me. It was awesome to meet a character that I related to personally. I loved their love story and I appreciated how the author wrote both characters. If you haven't already, please read!!!! You won't regret it!
A thrilling novel of first love and love in a school setting a perfect ya contemporary for summer filled with family and friendship drama and romance at its centre. I loved both Wren and Asher perspective and thought the alternating chapters between the characters allow for a greater reading experience. The normal is fun filled and extremely fast paced and could easily be devoured in one sitting. The depth of both Wren and Ashers characters was explored well and I enjoyed thoroughly the character journey they had been on by the end of the novel. A strong recommendation from me to pick it up !
This book was an absolute delight to read. Once I started, I just couldn't stop till I got to the end! We've got golden boy, hockey star Asher Reed, and soon-to-be valedictorian Wren Martin. Two characters from two different worlds who come together after tragedy strikes them both. This was a beautiful story. The way Asher teaches Wren to love herself again with all the grief she's been handling, and after everything she's been through, really makes your heart swoon. Can we also give a shoutout to Ever? She is the cutest kid you will ever meet. Major shoutouts also go out to Brody, Mia, and Zach. They are the most loyal friends out there. The way they stood up for Asher when the rest of the hockey team were stating negative thoughts about him, and supported Wren in every way possible during her panic attack, made me realize what amazing characters they are. DEFINITELY AN AWESOME READ!
***Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
A sweet, first love romance with plenty of angst and learning to trust oneself.
Stars: Can I give it ten stars?? 10/5 !!
I love, love, loved this book! This will definitely go down as one of my absolute YA romance books!
Wren is always wearing the same hoodie and doing her best not to draw attention to herself her senior year after the death of her father and sister. Asher is a High school hockey star who is, unfortunately, sidelined due to an injury. With extra time on his hands, he takes an interest in the girl in the red hoodie and falls harder than he intended.
Oh, this beautiful plot! I loved the two perspective approach to this book because it was amazing to see the budding romance from Asher and Wren's perspective. This is one of those books that beautifully intertwines two very separate stories into one seamlessly beautiful love story. While it mainly focuses on the relationship, overcoming past trauma and self-pressure is a huge part of this story that only adds to its brilliance.
I saw sooo much of myself in Wren being the girl who definitely wore the same hoodie all the time in middle school. Not wanting to draw attention and always with my nose in a book. Wren had amazing character development through her growing relationship with Asher without completely compromising herself as a character. Asher was also the same way; realizing that everything he identified with before his accident is not his entire life after meeting Wren. Also, Asher has become the king of book boyfriends in my opinion because of his willingness to give Wren the space she needs while also being the king of romantic gestures.
I will promote this book to the ends of the earth and am telling you to grab your copy Right N0w!
I will also thank Netgalley for the free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Wow what a great read. I think that the only complaint that I have is that this book was a little bit too long for my liking .Honeslty I really enjoyed it though. I wish I had this book back in my early teen years. I would have loved this when I was 14 . A great young adult contemporary.
This YA book is an opposites attract story that stars at book loving introvert and a popular hockey player whose lives start to intersect. Both have an awesome and supportive squad behind them, which is good as they both have suffered a tough past. You’ll definitely find yourself rooting for these two, as I, myself, did.
Am I too old for this book? Probably.
Do I care? No.
I absolutely loved it. Yes, it was probably targeted to people a lot younger than me which is why I found it quite cringe in some places however, it was NEEDED. The perfect book to read when you just need to escape from whats going on in the world around you!
I really liked all the characters, but Wren was my favourite!
The Hoodie Girl is a quirky, adorable, emotionally packed swoon-worthy journey. Following the tentative and unexpected friendship between Wren and Asher had me turning page after page with a "will they/won't they" vibe. I love Wren's mom, Asher's friends and especially his little sister. The growth that both of our main characters make during their budding love story is inspiring, feeling natural in terms of pacing and development. I love their story! Highly recommended for readers who love a sweet romance that takes the quiet girl/popular boy trope and turns it sideways. I was privileged to received an advanced reader copy for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
this book was absolutely adorable and it gave me so much nostalgia! i love wrenasher with my entire heart and theyve had me in a chokehold since my wattpad era! i love the dual pov too, i think it adds dept to the characters!
I love the plot of this book. I mean who doesn't want to be invisible sometimes. Maybe I was just a shy teenager but I can definitely relate to this. This book is filled with situations and a whole bunch of relatable moments. I highly recommend this book to others.
i requested this ebook of netgalley, both the cover and the description got me interested and curious since it sounded like a cute romance story. its also a wattpad story. it follows wren, a girl who isnt popular, shes avarage and gets good grades, who dreams of gettin a scholarship to yale and leave her hometown since its filled with sad/bad memories. and about asher whos a star athlete and popular but who ends up havin a accident that leaves him sidelinedfor the season he takes interest in wren. they then start formin a friendship..
i realllly liked these characters and even the side characters , i like that wren likes to read and paint. shes also clumsy,stubborn, funny ,very smart, sassy but also sweet. i liked her and her best friends mia interactions. mia is very helpful when wren was havin worst days and or when she was havin panic attacks etc. at first we dont know what happened to mia and to why she wears her red hoodie so much and why she doesnt really talk to other people except mia , or why she cant paint anymore etc but then we find out why. asher was so dreamy cute and charming and funny and sassy always teasing her. hes also smart and a good student. his friends brody and zach were also pretty funny and good friends too. none were douchbags and annoyin which i liked. also ashers lil sis is so adorable. even both moms too. this book alternates between wrens and ashers point of view. i like that it kinda started with enemies to lovers (wren tries to not be friendly to asher and tries to ignore him but he tried to talk to her and thinks of her etc) to then them becoming friends and wren is also friends with zach and brody and mia is too. we can see they have a connection but they dont admit it yet. its slow burn. small things happen like a gesture or a touch. they take things slow and more in a friend way even if asher teases her sometimes in a cute way. the book was easy and fast to read too. i liked the ending too.
Im glad asher got to play again and things worked out with his injury and gettin to grover school. and that they stayed togheter even dispite the distance and i like the epilogue too. its cute the poem he wrote for her and the prom thing.asher is very sweet and thoughtful.
I really liked this book. It was a developing story between a popular and not so popular person and how they connect over the course of the story after the so called popular protaganist is injured while playing hockey. I don’t know why but I kept picturing Noah Centineo or Daren Barnett is the main role. It was a very cute story and I love YA titles like this so I really enjoyed it!
I absolutely loved this book! I read it while it was on Wattpad and I am forever grateful I was able to also have the experience of reading it physically as well.
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