Technically, You Started It
When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate.A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other.There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . .

Technically, You Started It Details

TitleTechnically, You Started It
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 25th, 2019
PublisherScholastic Press
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT

Technically, You Started It Review

  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    Technically, my tbr shelf is laughing at my face but I WILL read this book so who's laughing NOW**not me I'm crying
  • Dylan
    January 1, 1970
    It has pretty great representation (main character is demisexual and love interest is bi), but the characters seemed pretty bland to me so I had a hard time connecting to them at all. womp.
  • Kosoko Jackson
    January 1, 1970
    Technically, You Started It is a magical, beautiful, fluffy tale that you're going to be heart eyes over and you need to pre-order as soon as you can. I'm not even joking.
  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    When I received this book, I opened it and I got so excited because it’s 100% made of text messages, no descriptive paragraphs or even letters addressed to people. No, just online conversations. Since I had never seen a book like this before, I immediately thought it would be unique and a page-turner.Page-turner? Not quite. If the conversations had been gripping I would have finished it in less than two hours but I couldn’t connect to what the two characters were discussing in the beginning—it f When I received this book, I opened it and I got so excited because it’s 100% made of text messages, no descriptive paragraphs or even letters addressed to people. No, just online conversations. Since I had never seen a book like this before, I immediately thought it would be unique and a page-turner.Page-turner? Not quite. If the conversations had been gripping I would have finished it in less than two hours but I couldn’t connect to what the two characters were discussing in the beginning—it felt like I was intruding on them and their personal lives—but then later on when I finally managed to follow their thoughts I started to feel like Haley and Martin were performing for the reader.That’s not how teenagers message each other, it really isn’t, that or I was never a real teenager. This author should turn to Kasie West’s books to see what real banter between teenagers looks like. I did get a sense of Haley and Martin’s personalities and so they were real people to me but they still didn’t seem genuine young adults. It’s not awful, some conversations really are fun but kind of performative sadly. It’s a book that has a great premise and I’m glad the author gave this type of story made of text messages a try because it’s important to stand out in Young Adult literature (I sure don’t like reading the same thing over and over again) but in my opinion she failed to capture what conversations between teenagers really sound like.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’
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  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    My review for this book is now up on my blog!https://bookreviewsfromanovelnerd.wor...
  • Kaitlyn
    January 1, 1970
    Full disclosure, I read this book as a critique partner.I am a Lana Wood Johnson super fan. Technically, You Started It is an absolute gem. The characters are charming and quick-witted. There is something about the quiet way these characters knot themselves together through a series of text messages that will make you fall in love just as much as I did. Even many months later, I am still thinking about this book and its characters.
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  • Gretal
    January 1, 1970
    HI I LOVED THIS
  • Cody Roecker
    January 1, 1970
    I'll soon write a coherent review but know I love this and the demisexual rep is absolutely wonderful
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    I picked up this ARC at Bookcon and I'm so happy I did. The book is completely written in text messages and I wasn't sure how I was gonna do with that but I really loved it. I couldn't put this book down. Any time I was forced to stop reading it all I did was think about it. I actually couldn't focus at work today because I just wanted to sit and read this book. Once it comes out everyone need to buy it it is amazing!
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  • Elise
    January 1, 1970
    Lana Wood Johnson takes a classic trope - think As You Like It, She Loves Me, You've Got Mail - and re-envisions it in a wholly unique, charming, and FUN context. And honestly, Haley and Martin are more likable than the main characters in You've Got Mail (sorry Meg & Tom).Haley and Martin are both protagonists you'll root for throughout the story, even when you're yelling at them for making stupid decisions. Lana conquers tough subject matter areas like sexuality, mental illness, and changin Lana Wood Johnson takes a classic trope - think As You Like It, She Loves Me, You've Got Mail - and re-envisions it in a wholly unique, charming, and FUN context. And honestly, Haley and Martin are more likable than the main characters in You've Got Mail (sorry Meg & Tom).Haley and Martin are both protagonists you'll root for throughout the story, even when you're yelling at them for making stupid decisions. Lana conquers tough subject matter areas like sexuality, mental illness, and changing relationships with friends and parents in a way that is always empathetic and feels extremely personal. I love the style and format this book is written in. I laughed, I cried, I felt called out (I think if you plumbed the depths of AIM you might find some extremely similar conversations from when I was around their age). And like Haley, I have some very specific requirements for if a book is going to make me happy or not... and thank goodness this one got there!I received a copy of this book through a giveaway on Instagram. And then I went and preordered more copies for friends and family!
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  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    I always enjoy a romantic comedy and this book has such a cute premise. Enemies to lovers trope is one that has the potential for lots of humour. I think that this is going to be such a cute debut for the summer.
  • Garan
    January 1, 1970
    This book is such a CUTE summer read! Full RTC soon!
  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader's copy of Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson from the I Read YA booth at Yallwest, 2019 (Scholastic Press).This book is told in only text messages by the two characters: Haley and Martin.So the book blurb...is a bit spoilery? If you just jump into the book without reading the blurb, I would say it's hard to catch on that Haley doesn't know which Martin is which. But since I read the blurb, I can see a whole other story taking place beyon I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader's copy of Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson from the I Read YA booth at Yallwest, 2019 (Scholastic Press).This book is told in only text messages by the two characters: Haley and Martin.So the book blurb...is a bit spoilery? If you just jump into the book without reading the blurb, I would say it's hard to catch on that Haley doesn't know which Martin is which. But since I read the blurb, I can see a whole other story taking place beyond the world of their texting, which is an interesting aspect of reading this book. The texts are also in color, a unique attribute to a book in the YA genre. The fact that this book is formatted in this way definitely makes the story go fast. This is a quick, easy read, but just because the formatting is interesting and fun doesn't mean the story is great. The story is...decent. There are many moments in this book that are deep: questioning identity, sexuality, and familial relationships. But there are a number of text dialogues that feel rather flat. As teenagers are pretty addicted to texting, there were times when the conversations felt very unrealistic. I was a textaholic teen once and much of what is presented by this book just didn't feel authentic. I loved texting as a teen, espeically to specific people who were just fun to talk to, but the topics never really revolved around family or friends. They were always personal interest conversations (on both sides). This had some of that, like Haley's interest in anime conventions. But there was a lot of talk about family, some of which was interesting and deep, some of which felt flat. Haley and Martin also have summer jobs, and their working likewise felt like a not-so-interesting aspect. There were also parties and other events, but the conversations were just not full enough at points.That being said, a number of the texts were deep. While Haley has her Martin's mixed up, which is rather funny and creates an interesting dramatic element, the Martin she is talking to doesn't even realize until later that she's thinking she's seeing his cousin in person when it's actually him. This is once again interesting and subtle, and possibly something the reader may not catch on without reading the back-of-book blurb. This odd dramatic tension is the driving force of the plot. The interesting aspects of the book are when Haley talks about seeing Martin's cousin (actually the Martin she is speaking to) in person and texts all these complaints to Martin, who at first pretends they are just "internet friends" without realizing Haley actually thinks the in-person version is his cousin rather than him. Confused yet?Anyway, this book is a quick and easy read with an interesting aspect of dramatic tension and told in all text messages. If you want to see their story outside the texts, it's written in a way that the reader can really visualize that aspect of the story. It has its basic moments, it has its deep moments, and it is a really fun book that I would recommend for readers in grades 7-12.
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  • Mandy
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Scholastic. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. Um, never in my wildest childhood years would I have ever imagined a book working solely in text so well - but here I am, in 2019, telling you it actually really worked. I can't believe how completely captivated I was just reading like 200 - 300 pages o Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Scholastic. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. Um, never in my wildest childhood years would I have ever imagined a book working solely in text so well - but here I am, in 2019, telling you it actually really worked. I can't believe how completely captivated I was just reading like 200 - 300 pages of text messages. This book is a fun contemporary with an adorable and intriguing premise. Haley receives a text from a Martin - except with two Martins with the exact same name, she's really not sure which Martin she is corresponding with. And as Haley starts developing more and more of a relationship with the one Martin - sharing with him things that she doesn't even tell her friends - she realizes that she really needs to clarify which Martin she is talking with because feelings are getting complex fast. I did enjoy the characters. Haley and Martin were quite complex, and had facets to them. I did want to root for them, and I was invested. I will admit that there was a bit of a disconnect for me, because it was only told through text. However, the amount of characterization that did come through was far more impressive than I honestly thought. I wanted just a bit more, but it was a bit limited since you had to convey it all in a text messages - and we all know how hard it is to read a text sometimes. The plot is definitely a very character driven plot. This story is really just focusing on the growing relationship between Haley and Martin - mixed in with a coming of age story for both of them. Haley is facing friendship struggles and Martin is facing issues in his home life. They develop a friendship, and you're going along with their story. There is the whole mystery of which Martin is Haley texting, and I'm not going to lie, like, it's super obvious from the beginning. It was still kind of fun, but it never had me guessing, like, ooooh maybe it's the other one!! I didn't mind with how character driven it was because I was somehow completely suckered in. It did get a bit slow at parts. Since there was not a lot of huge plot twists/points, it's just you reading all their texts. Some of the texts could get a bit boring. However, the writing and flow was so so easy to read that I was able to knock this book out in two settings, and I was completely mesmerized. I was so into the flow that even in the boring parts, I was still able to binge read it all and enjoy it. The romance was cute, too. I enjoyed how Haley and Martin interacted with each other, and it wasn't instalove or too fast. It was believable and not overwhelming at all. I enjoyed it and thought it was super sweet. Overall, this was a cute read that did get a bit slow in parts, but with the flow and rootable characters, it's definitely a perfect quick summer read that will bring on some adorable fluff. Plus, it is perfect if you're looking for something new in your contemporaries! rating: Ariel rating because while I loved being part of this world, there were some gaps for merepresentation: demisexual main character, bi love interestcontent warnings: divorce, cheating (mentioned for other characters, not shown)
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  • Tiffany Rose
    January 1, 1970
    I’m loving the more experimental styles Scholastic has been doing with queer rep, and my only compliant here is it’s harder to remember the characters when you don’t spend a paragraph to introduce them. More of a feature instead of a bug however. The fact that the characters vaguely know each other in person and then decide to sometimes pretend they don’t highlights what makes internet friendships so unique and special, I don’t think that magical something would work as well if done another away I’m loving the more experimental styles Scholastic has been doing with queer rep, and my only compliant here is it’s harder to remember the characters when you don’t spend a paragraph to introduce them. More of a feature instead of a bug however. The fact that the characters vaguely know each other in person and then decide to sometimes pretend they don’t highlights what makes internet friendships so unique and special, I don’t think that magical something would work as well if done another away.If you’ve send the book Emergency Contact it’s similar to that with a bigger focus on sexuality and a lighter tone since Emergency Contact is heavier. Technically, You Started It being 100% texts between characters is unique and well done. In the end I did find it a more accessible read all times except for when I had a spiliting headache. TLDR: This book is worth buying!
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  • Savvy
    January 1, 1970
    Temp review until I make my blog post: I love how the whole book is written out in text messages. At first I was a but wary but the author pulled it off and the story held my attention the whole time. I was super excited to find out that this book not only has Bisexual rep but Demisexual rep (the mc) as well. AND CAN I JUST SAY, THAT TWIST AT THE END!!!!
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  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    January 1, 1970
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This hits all the check marks of a great Summer read: cute romance, very funny interactions, light and fluffy read, and two interesting main characters. The 'gimmick' here is that the story is told completely through text messages. I admit to being curious about how this would play out once they do get together - but the ending was great and smartly written.Story: When she is mistakenly texted by the obnoxious Martin Mon More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This hits all the check marks of a great Summer read: cute romance, very funny interactions, light and fluffy read, and two interesting main characters. The 'gimmick' here is that the story is told completely through text messages. I admit to being curious about how this would play out once they do get together - but the ending was great and smartly written.Story: When she is mistakenly texted by the obnoxious Martin Monroe, Haley is at first annoyed but then soon intrigued by his sense of humor. The Martin she knows through friends is pretty much an unlikable and stuck up playboy. But the Martin in the texts seems completely opposite: smart, self deprecating, and surprisingly honest. Little does Haley know that the boy she is texting isn't the Martin she knows - it's his cousin ("the burrito clown" who keeps showing up where she works at a gas station convenience store) with the same name (famous grandfather, natch). Can Martin find the courage to let her know the truth? And as for Haley, why does the amazing guy of text chats have to be such a jerk in real life?The premise does get stretched a bit in that it should be pretty obvious from Martin's texts that the guy she talks to in school occasionally is not the same guy on the phone. But it's worth the suspension in disbelief as the two get to know each other and really respect each other's very different home lives. Haley comes from a solidly middle class family of sci fi nerds while Martin bears the responsibility of a famous and wealthy grandfather and upper class upbringing. It's amusing to hear his frustration as Haley thinks she hates his 'cousin' whom she doesn't know but thinks she might like the 'other' Martin on the phone. It's confusing to write here and somewhat confusing at times in the book, but it all works in terms of the plot. The two don't have a lot in common but that is kind of what makes their relationship so interesting to see developed.In all, I greatly enjoyed this read. I liked the characters, the plot, the mistaken identity and misunderstandings, and the fun humor as they poke at each other while still being intrigued. Just suspend your disbelief and go with it - it'll be a fun ride. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.
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  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    January 1, 1970
    This was so cute! Definitely worth a read. I'll be suggesting this one for purchase.
  • Whitney Emeigh
    January 1, 1970
    I had an advanced copy through Scholastic.I was turned onto this more by the format than I was by the story itself. The plot was a fairly simple case of misunderstanding mixed with a love triangle. What took it up a notch was the fact that the story is told entirely through text conversations between the main characters. The author definitely plays into the lack of context and confirmation that texting provides. You're not always sure who's talking or how the characters really feel. I really enj I had an advanced copy through Scholastic.I was turned onto this more by the format than I was by the story itself. The plot was a fairly simple case of misunderstanding mixed with a love triangle. What took it up a notch was the fact that the story is told entirely through text conversations between the main characters. The author definitely plays into the lack of context and confirmation that texting provides. You're not always sure who's talking or how the characters really feel. I really enjoyed it and I ripped through it. This one is definitely a book that would be an easy sell to a more reluctant reader.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    THIS WAS SO CUTE. Super fluffy, super fast. I squealed multiple times. I might start using “burrito clown” idk
  • Chloe
    January 1, 1970
    *Spoiler free* I had seen this book around and never payed much attention to it. A lot of people seemed to be really excited for it, but I never really took the time to figure out what it was about. I then found out that one of the MCs is demisexual and I basically wanted to devour the entire book right there. And then I found out it's told entirly thought text messages. I love digital love stories and this sounded like it would be a really unique take on that! I'm so, so happy that I was able t *Spoiler free* I had seen this book around and never payed much attention to it. A lot of people seemed to be really excited for it, but I never really took the time to figure out what it was about. I then found out that one of the MCs is demisexual and I basically wanted to devour the entire book right there. And then I found out it's told entirly thought text messages. I love digital love stories and this sounded like it would be a really unique take on that! I'm so, so happy that I was able to get an ARC at BookCon, I basically wanted to cry (or jump into haha) into the giant pile of them when I saw it.I really, really liked this book. It felt like I was reading Haley's and Martin's text messages. I know that should be obvious, but it felt like two people texting. It was just two people chatting over the phone, but I was able to get the scope of the story just throughtout what they said to eachother. Johnson is honestly brilliant with how she wove this story together. She managed to put so much into this book just through text messages.I was also able to see and feel the character development, the emotional side, and honestly everything else. Because of the format, you have to actually think about how the characters development instead of it being right into front of you, but it's completely there. They grew and they changed and they learned. Just through messages to each other, I was able to get to know Haley and Martin. I was able to fall in love with them. I was able to connect with them. I don't know why I'm so surprised that I was able to get so much of the emotional development out of this book. I guess I think it's really, really hard to do that with this format, but this book managed to do it so wonderfully.I loved the queer rep. Haley is demi and Martin is bi! They actually have long, solid conversations about their sexuality and I found that so cool. It was two teens talking about how they felt and trying to figure some things out. It felt really real and I just really enjoyed that scene.For a bit there, I had a hard time figuring out who the side characters were and how they fit into the story. Since Martin and Haley kind of know each other, there's no hard explaining where everyone fits in. I had a hard time keeping track of who was who and what was happening with certain people. Though, as I went along, I was able to sort everything out. I also don't think I was able to get the full scope of some of the drama that went down, but that's just because of the format and I don't feel like I can blame it too much! I generally got what was happening and I think that was enough!I loved this book a lot. It's really different from other stuff that I have read in the best way. The format is used in such smart ways and it doesn't allow the story to skimp on anything. It feels natural for all the conversations to be happening, and it doesn't feel like things are explained just for the sake of the plot. It has such fantastic characters. I just really loved it.
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  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you @kidlitexchange @muliebris and @scholasticinc for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Technically, You Started It will be released 6.25.19. This was such a sweet and unique rom/com. The entire story is told by texts between two characters. Their banter, deep discussions and ultimate confusion are both entertaining and quite realistic. Texts weren’t around when I was in high school, but I can only imagine that this is how some friendships and conversations begin among Thank you @kidlitexchange @muliebris and @scholasticinc for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Technically, You Started It will be released 6.25.19. This was such a sweet and unique rom/com. The entire story is told by texts between two characters. Their banter, deep discussions and ultimate confusion are both entertaining and quite realistic. Texts weren’t around when I was in high school, but I can only imagine that this is how some friendships and conversations begin amongst this age group. One day Haley receives a text about a class project from a boy at school named Martin Nathaniel Monroe II. Problem is, there are two boys in her grade with that name (they’re cousins and you have to read to find out why they share identical monikers - family drama at its finest!). Haley doesn’t know either too well, but spends a good majority of the story thinking she’s texting the other Martin!! The two make gentle jokes and jibes at one another as they share about their day, but they also cover some deep topics. Divorce, split family, sexuality, anxiety are some of the reoccurring themes throughout. I loved Haley. An extreme introvert who loves to attend comic con and watch Korean television dramas. I could relate to here anxiety and constant worries. It was great watching someone take a chance on getting to know the real Haley and encouraging her along the way through her challenges. Martin won me over pretty quickly. I think many readers will be able to relate to his home life or the expectations his family name has placed on him. Both characters were extremely witty and smart. I enjoyed when the moms would briefly jump into the texts as well. Don’t let the format hold you back from checking this story out. It flowed smoothly and surprisingly held a lot of info and supported several additional characters. At the end of the day, this quick read just made me smile. I think it will be an instant hit for the target audience or for middle age peeps like me who just adore sweet YA books!
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  • Allie
    January 1, 1970
    Review:This book was definitely a fast yet enjoyable read due to the way that the text was formatted into actual text messages. Once you get through the first couple of pages you understand who is talking to who but it would always be good to check to make sure.What Both Families Were LikeThe two main characters are Haley and Martin Nathaniel Munroe II. Haley is the daughter of two parents who are just as geeky and adorable as she is. Martin comes from a family that is built on wealth and knowle Review:This book was definitely a fast yet enjoyable read due to the way that the text was formatted into actual text messages. Once you get through the first couple of pages you understand who is talking to who but it would always be good to check to make sure.What Both Families Were LikeThe two main characters are Haley and Martin Nathaniel Munroe II. Haley is the daughter of two parents who are just as geeky and adorable as she is. Martin comes from a family that is built on wealth and knowledge. Haley and Martin are both incredibly smart and that is the cause of why they started talking to each other. There is a slow-burn romance within this book. Yet, it was done in a way that wants to make you finish it even faster than the fast pace of the book provided. The romance is really a friendship turned romance. Martin is bi-sexual and Haley is demi-sexual. This is brought up in the book towards the second half. It is still seen throughout the first half of the book but isn’t fully said until then.Pacing in this book is faster than average just due to the text message format that goes through the entire book. Due to the fast pacing the book didn’t have as much time to develop the characters in the standard way. The character development happened through almost a series of questions. Really, just remember 21 questions and that is a way that the character development is shown in the book. While, this is different than the standard type of book it is greatlyTechnically, You Started it by Lana Wood Johnson may be a different type of format of a book that you read, but the basis of it is set up for a cute and fast read that will leave you with a smile on your face.4/5 stars
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  • Sarah Hunnicutt
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Scholastic Press for sharing this book with KidLitExchange for me to review! This book is released soon - June 25, 2019! All opinions are my own.I really enjoyed this book! The entire thing is written in text messages which was a fun twist. Two teenagers start texting and become really close, even though they never talk in person. Haley is a nerd that is probably a little socially awkward. Martin Nathaniel Munroe II comes from a really wealthy family and is pretty popular, but also in Thanks to Scholastic Press for sharing this book with KidLitExchange for me to review! This book is released soon - June 25, 2019! All opinions are my own.I really enjoyed this book! The entire thing is written in text messages which was a fun twist. Two teenagers start texting and become really close, even though they never talk in person. Haley is a nerd that is probably a little socially awkward. Martin Nathaniel Munroe II comes from a really wealthy family and is pretty popular, but also in all the same AP nerdy classes as Haley.The big twist of the book is that there are two boys in her AP History class named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II. He tells her she is talking to "the good one." It was fun to watch them flirt, share their deepest fears and secrets, develop tons of inside jokes, and become best friends over a summer's worth of texts. It was so cute and fun, I read it pretty quickly, passing up TV several times to finish.
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  • Dani Amaya
    January 1, 1970
    So this was one of the books I got at Yallwest and I thought it looked really fun. It is a story entirely told on the texts of Martin and Haley as they talk to each other about anything and everything....🌻🌻🌻I really loved that the characters really shined even within a perspective that gives such a narrow view of thier lives. Their texts show so much of themselves and by doing so you understand the depth of the relationship between the two characters..🌻🌻🌻The story is conveyed only through the fr So this was one of the books I got at Yallwest and I thought it looked really fun. It is a story entirely told on the texts of Martin and Haley as they talk to each other about anything and everything....🌻🌻🌻I really loved that the characters really shined even within a perspective that gives such a narrow view of thier lives. Their texts show so much of themselves and by doing so you understand the depth of the relationship between the two characters..🌻🌻🌻The story is conveyed only through the fragments with which they describe their outside interactions that leaves you wanting more and more information..🌻🌻🌻This is a 100% slow burn, honest, cute romance that is a really nice break for the typically styled story. It comes out June 25, and you should give it ago if you're interested!
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  • Rodoreads
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED THIS ONE OMG. At first it was a bit difficult to get into the story because this book is basically told in text messages. But the friends to lovers trope was so hard on this one I adored it ❤❤❤❤
  • Mara
    January 1, 1970
    This was a nice and light, simple story. It took no time at all to read, because of the formatting. There was however, little room for development for other characters, because of the way that it's written.I related to Haley quite a bit with her overthinking characteristics. And her parents style of living and parenting. I was also intrigued to hear of Martin's life, and how his parents are in contrast.3.5/5 stars for this cute read.
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  • Abbie Amelia
    January 1, 1970
    One of the cutest romances I’ve read! I could not put it down.
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from Yallwest.Not my type of book. I was super excited to read a book in this new format, but unfortunately I didn't have any attachment to either main character and found them both to be incredibly annoying. It didn't help that I knew exactly what was going to happen by the 10th page of the book (and reading the synopsis on the back of the book) so the entire book was just dragged on until the ultimate decision was made. At least it was a quick read. I do applaud the author fo I received an ARC from Yallwest.Not my type of book. I was super excited to read a book in this new format, but unfortunately I didn't have any attachment to either main character and found them both to be incredibly annoying. It didn't help that I knew exactly what was going to happen by the 10th page of the book (and reading the synopsis on the back of the book) so the entire book was just dragged on until the ultimate decision was made. At least it was a quick read. I do applaud the author for a creative format and unusual characteristics (demisexual and bi characters) but I never connected to either main character.
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UL7T...It all started so simple. Haley received a text from Martin Nathaniel Munroe II and she responded but then things get complicated. Their simple text exchange becomes an epic conversation and both Haley and Martin begin to develop feelings for the other. There's only one problem: there are two Martin Nathaniel Munroe II and Haley's doesn't know which one she's talking with.This was a super quick and cute book in a fun forma For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UL7T...It all started so simple. Haley received a text from Martin Nathaniel Munroe II and she responded but then things get complicated. Their simple text exchange becomes an epic conversation and both Haley and Martin begin to develop feelings for the other. There's only one problem: there are two Martin Nathaniel Munroe II and Haley's doesn't know which one she's talking with.This was a super quick and cute book in a fun format that is perfect reluctant readers. However, the format made it difficult for the characters to be fulling developed and it feels like part of the story is missing. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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