[Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway] The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publication Date: May 8th, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

With Maurene Goo's signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.


How should I put this into words? Honestly, this is one of the best YA contemporaries I have read in 2018 and kinda having a book hangover after reading 'em. 

Anyway, Clara Shin, her character at first was a bit annoying with how playful she is. I guess it safe to say - she is a brat with how she enjoy makes many pranks. Above all, she is very confident in anything she did and I love her for that even myself, I'm not as confident as her. However, her ultimate prank has caused her a punishment by her dad by working on her dad's food truck, the KoBra through the summer. But through the punishment, she has learns a lot of things - friendship, love, and the most important thing is she gets to learn about her life, her own self which for me, as a reader felt how relatable it is in our life. 

The way the author has written this book is so amazing which I would say, all the characters either main or supporting, they are all likable that you could not dismiss them, not even once especially the friendships between Clara and the boys were so cool, there are no such things as being friendzone here even though one of the boys is her ex-boyfriend but they remain, good friends, also, her friendship development between Rose is so beautiful. Relatively, The Way You Make Me Feel is so good that I enjoy every bit of the book.

All in all, this book has a few things I didn't like but that few things do not overrun my enjoyment of reading it. Anyway, if you love a book that talks about friendships, love and finding yourself, I shall recommend you reading The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo.

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Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She also has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants and lives in Los Angeles.

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