Woke Up Like This: A Novel

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High school senior Charlotte Wu wants to plan the perfect senior prom that’s been on her bucket list since she was thirteen years old. The only problem is, her arch-nemesis, J.T. Renner, isn’t making the prom planning easy for her. An unexpected accident changes the course of Charlotte and Renner’s relationship forever.

While the overall story is a bit predictable, it is a very cute teenage rom-com story filled with a whole lot of teen drama. This book is a feel-good, easy read that might transport you back to high school. The premise of the book sort of reminds me of the movie, 13 Going On 30.

I really enjoyed the love/hate banter between Renner and Charlotte, but I personally found both characters annoying at times. I was glad to see Charlotte’s personal growth throughout the book. I liked how she finally opened up and became more forgiving and understanding toward the end, and I was happy when she learned to speak up for herself more.

This is a great book for anyone who loves a contemporary YA rom-com read!

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Author Mindy Kaling, Amy Lea
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 300 pages
Publisher Amazon Publishing
Publish Date 01-Oct-2023
ISBN 9781662511707 Buy this Book
Issue October 2023
Category Young Adult


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