Hello, everyone, and welcome to this stop on the blog tour for Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! This was a delightful read, so let’s dive in!
About the Book
Title: Finding Mr. Better-Than-You
Author: Shani Petroff
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: January 14th, 2020 (today!!)
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Blurb: A heartbroken teen, with the help of her best friends, goes on a quest to find the perfect boyfriend, and in the end learns that some things are more important than boys in Shani Petroff’s fun YA contemporary novel Finding Mr. Better-Than-You.
Camryn Roth has it all planned out: a perfect senior year with her friends and then it’s off to Columbia with her boyfriend, Marc. But the first week of school, everything falls apart. Not only does she not have enough extracurriculars for her dream school, her relationship falls to pieces when Marc publicly dumps her!
With the help of her two best friends, Camryn is determined to pull her life back together. Step one, more extracurriculars. Step two, get over Marc and find someone better.
Shani Petroff’s newest rom-com is a love letter to friendship: to those who help you find your true self, stand by you no matter what, and support your plans even when they know they’re doomed.
Review: This book was so cute, y’all! It was nice to have something like this after reading some really heavy books.
Cam is an easy character to relate to. Like her, I am a people pleaser and that sometimes makes me loose myself a bit, which is exactly what happens with Cam. She is so focused on making her boyfriend happy and being there for her friends, she stops trying to find her own happiness. Not that being a supportive friend is a bad thing! It’s not! At all! But not at the expense of your own identity. I think that is a very easy trap for some people to fall in and I was so happy for Cam finding her own way by the end of the story.
Also, I was happy to see that this is a story set in high school that doesn’t automatically vilify the cheerleaders. I was not one of the popular kids when I was in school, but I also knew several cheerleaders and they were very nice girls. I really appreciated having characters like Avery and Nikki break that stereotype. Avery was probably my favorite character in the whole book because she didn’t think twice about reaching out to someone who was hurting and trying to help.
Ultimately this is a story about friendship and about finding out what you want in life. I always worry when young girls focus so much on having a “relationship” or having a “serious” boyfriend when they are in school. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but not when it holds you back from realizing your own potential.
This was such a sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed. GoodReads rating: 4 stars.
About the Author
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. Please visit her website at www.ShaniPetroff.com.
This tour includes a giveaway for a print copy of Finding Mr. Better-Than-You. This giveaway is open to the US only and you must enter by January 23rd to win. Enter via this Rafflecopter link. Good luck!
Follow the Tour!
Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more reviews, guest posts and more! Thanks again to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting and for letting me be a part of it!
–Lisa Loves Literature >> Review
–Character Madness and Musings >> Interview
–Kait Plus Books >> Guest post
–Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile >> Review
–We Live and Breathe Books >> Review