Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Review: Landry in Like by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Landry in Like, by Krysten Lindsay Hager
2016, 231p, Clean YA Contemporary Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

Things seem to be going well in Landry Albright’s world—she’s getting invited to be on local talk shows to talk about her modeling career, her best friends have her back, and her boyfriend Vladi has becoming someone she can truly count on…and then everything changes.

Suddenly it seems like most of the girls in school are into hanging out at a new teen dance club, while Landry just wants to spend her weekends playing video games and baking cup-cakes at sleepovers. Then, Yasmin McCarty, the most popular girl in school, starts to come between Landry’s friendship with her best friend Ashanti. Things take a turn when Yasmin tells Vladi that Landry is interested in another boy. Can Landry get her relationships with Ashanti and Vladi back or will she be left out and left behind?

This is the third book in this series and is my favorite one so far! Landry is in eighth grade, trying to figure out where she fits in and feeling nervous about starting high school next year. She has "friends" who belittle her modeling career and will stab her in the back if it helps them get ahead. The popular girl in school, Yasmin, doesn't like her at all and has a crush on her boyfriend. Yasmin comes between Landry and her best friend, Ashanti, and also her boyfriend, Vladi.

What I like is that Landry is somewhat affected by what happens but doesn't go overboard in the drama department. She finds a way to cope with what's happening without losing herself in the process. She's not looking to grow old too soon. Some of her friends want to hang out at a new teen dance club but Landry would rather hang out with them in a more casual setting, where they can play video games and bake cupcakes. The author does a great job writing an authentic story while showing how a young girl can handle herself in some difficult situations. I'm enjoying Landry's journey and hope there will be more to come!

Other books in this series (Click on the covers for more information and to read my reviews):

Author Krysten Lindsay Hager

Krysten Lindsay Hager is an obsessive reader and has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and humor essayist, and writes for teens, tweens, and adults. She is also the author of the Landry’s True Colors Series (True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, and the soon to be released, Landry in Like) and her work has been featured in USA Today and named as Amazon’s #1 Hot New Releases in Teen & Young Adult Values and Virtues Fiction and Amazon’s #1 Hot New Releases in Children’s Books on Values. She’s originally from Michigan and has lived in South Dakota, Portugal, and southwestern Ohio. She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.


Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

Thank you for reviewing Landry in Like!

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