She Gets the Girl

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Pub Date 05 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 05 Apr 2022
Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


She’s All That meets What If It’s Us in this swoon-worthy hate-to-love YA romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson Derrick.

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.
She’s All That meets What If It’s Us in this swoon-worthy hate-to-love YA romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson...

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A perfect f/f YA! I devoured this book in one sitting and would read three more books about Alex and Molly. The entire book is full of voice and great dialogue and very sweet storylines. Loved it!

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I absolutely adored the characters in this book. They felt believable and their growth throughout the book felt real. The banter was funny, but not corny. There were so many gay references that felt authentic rather than stereotypical. Overall, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a coming of age story with a side of romance.

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Pitch-perfect sapphic romance, with two likeable characters you can't help but to root for. The bumps on the way to Happily Ever After are realistic but not insurmountable, and the smile on my face after I finished it? Pure joy. This book is why I read romance and I can't wait to see what the authors come up with next.

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Oh. My. God. Okay, so...I'm still kind of reeling from that ending. First of all, thank you for one of the sweetest, cutest, happiest books I have read in a long time. I cannot say enough good about this book. If you are looking for a cute rom com about two college girls falling in love, look literally no further than this book. One of my first five star reads in a while from an author I've never read before, and so grateful for it. This book was exactly what I needed going into finals week, and has given me the motivation to get through the rest of my final papers and projects and exams. No small feat, I might add. Drop what you are doing the moment this comes out and buy it. Read it. Love it. Cannot wait for the rest of the world to read and love this book as much as I do now.

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I loved this book. Fun alternating POV chapters with two very different main characters. They were both so interesting and I loved reading from each girl's perspective. A great take on a classic setup!

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This book is one of the best i’ve read this past year!! the relationship and character development is so palpable!

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She Gets the Girl truly got my heart! This book was the cutest thing I've read in a while. I love how relatable the romance is between these girls and I am looking forward to recommending this one to my students.

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Wow what a fantastic book! My heart is so happy having read this! Molly and Alex both were dynamic characters that made you want to root for them.
This book has dual points of view between Alex Blackwood and Molly Parker. Alex is a flirty protagonist with a rough home life who scrapes together enough to send herself to college. Her girlfriend doesn't believe she can do a real relationship or friendship, leaving Alex with something to prove.
Enter Molly Parker, shy, awkward, and incapable of making friends, let alone girlfriends. Alex notices quickly that Molly is desperately in love with Cora Myers, the coolest girl from Molly's high school who manages to also go to Pitt with her. Alex decides to prove to her girlfriend that she can be someone's friend by helping Molly get the girl of her dreams. Little do either of them know what will happen next.
This book has romance, hijinks and the crushing awkwardness of college freshmen all in one. Finally seeing the "makeover the girl to get her love" trope done well is a fantastic bonus too. The writers have clearly put a lot of themselves in the novel and the writing was beautiful.
Be right back, recommending this to everyone I know!

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This was so sweet and adorable and I loved everything about this story. I was VERY interested in this book when I read the synopsis and the cover art is beautiful. I loved how different each of the girls were and getting both of their POVs really added to the story. Can't wait to get a physical copy!

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This book was absolutely fantastic. It was an easy read that made me happy cry. It was one that I am excited to be able to recommend to students who want more queer books without being too adult. It doesn't focus on coming out or dealing with sexuality, which is always a positive for me.

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