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ARC Review: You Have a Match by Emma Lord

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie…although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front.

But she didn’t know she’s a younger sister.

When the DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it’s hard to believe they’re from the same planet, never mind the same parents—especially considering Savannah, queen of green smoothies, is only a year and a half older than Abby herself.

The logical course of action? Meet up at summer camp (obviously) and figure out why Abby’s parents gave Savvy up for adoption. But there are complications: Savvy is a rigid rule-follower and total narc. Leo is the camp’s co-chef, putting Abby’s growing feelings for him on blast. And her parents have a secret that threatens to unravel everything.

But part of life is showing up, leaning in, and learning to fit all your awkward pieces together. Because sometimes, the hardest things can also be the best ones. 

Release Date: January 12th, 2020

* I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review. Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity!*

I fell in love with Tweet Cute last year and was really excited to read Emma Lord’s next book, You Have a Match, and it did not disappoint. I am obsessed with her writing. It is witty, charming, and entirely relatable. She creates such vibrant and individual characters who when mixed together create complex and realistic relationships. Abby was an endearing narrator and her arc throughout the story was wonderful. Her relationship with her newfound secret sister, Savvy, was understandably strained, and watching them navigate their way through it made for an engrossing plot. Add to that her best friend-turned crush, Leo, and I was hooked. They had a fantastic dynamic and I loved the way their friendship progressed to something more. There was a great mix of supporting characters too, with diverse personalities that added a lot of depth to the world. I appreciated all of the LGBTQ+ rep, and it was refreshing that it was just a part of who these people were and not their entire identities. Lord has an incredible way of capturing teenage emotions that feels so authentic and personal, and never feels over the top or cheesy. I absolutely loved this book, and cannot wait to see what Emma Lord comes out with next. I am such a fan.

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