HOW is it that I discovered this book only a few days ago? I'm usually not a big fan of coming out stories because I'm way past that point in my life and usually find it boring to read about teenagers. But this book was such a great surprise! A real feel-good story with sweet mature characters and a lovely romance and a happy ending and it makes me want to run around my house naked singing love songs!! Dating Sarah Cooper deserves its average rating.
The st Oh my god I'm so giddy it's ridiculous. The story is really well written, very realistic, with angst that anyone could relate to strangely enough, I felt like the issue was more about falling in love with someone you think doesn't feel the same, than realising you're gay , and quite a lot of funny moments too! I also kind of love the "best friends falling in love with each other" storyline I really will read it again.
It was refreshing to read a teen story that was light, but not so light that it only scratched the surface. This book has real, believable and relatable emotions. It's also written in the first person Katie's POV but well enough that we understand what's going on in Sarah's head as well, and that's a hard thing to achieve with this kind of narration. Kelly Quindlen Loved it, especially the happy ending emma Actual rating: There were a few aspects of this I didn't like mostly the lying about being gay for attention but these were all addressed in the story and weren't shown as okay, which I loved.
I've heard of this as being called 'faking it done right' and despite never having watched faking it, I totally agree!
If you did watch it and feel cheated, read this. If you want a mostly feel-good coming out story, read this. BEST fake-relationship book of ever, I swear. Industry Katie and Sarah have been best friends since they were both in primary school; they might as well be joined at the hip, each complimenting the other in ways they now take for granted.
This closeness lands them in hot water when they are mistaken for a lesbian couple and dragged along unwittingly to the LGBT club. Although initially puzzled by these turns of events, Sarah decides to take advantage of the situation to get a hot bloke to notice her. Katie, protesting, is pulled along with her. As t Katie and Sarah have been best friends since they were both in primary school; they might as well be joined at the hip, each complimenting the other in ways they now take for granted.
As the story unfolds, they both find the pressures of being openly out an unpleasant new experience - and even more worryingly for Katie, reality and pretend seem to be blurring into each other. How can she figure out what's going on with herself, fool the entire school, and prevent Sarah from noticing the new weirdness? Although the premise is initially off-putting and strained! One of the best of the subplots involves a gentleman who gains courage from seeing his supposedly newly out acquaintances weather the storm.
The themes are worked through with a lot of lightness and humour - I often found myself laughing openly at some of the duologue. It did lose a star for the incredibly forced nature of the set-up.
Who pretends to be a lesbian to get a boy? Did I miss a whole chapter in the art of seduction which suggests that's a good idea? The other problem was the ending - I am not going to spoil anything, except to say mostly in that section of the book I winced heavily and wished the premise had been pulled apart earlier.
Happily it has a relatively happy epilogue, which puts it at the top of my list for young, well-adjusted teens needing some encouragement in a weird time.
So in summary this is a well-written book for young adults that's reasonably thoughtful in addressing certain important themes for people questioning their sexuality. It also has certain problematic elements, which shouldn't stop anyone from reading the book.
Dahlia This was afreakingdorable. It really is Faking It in a YA, and was so happy-making my toes literally curled while I was reading. I wish I'd gotten a little more from the plot that went beyond what I've already seen on MTV, but those little shoutouts to all the unhappy lesbian book endings, especially after reading the dedication, were totally my favorite my part Sue Hollywood News Source I heard this is MTV's Faking It done right.
This book is so cute and sapphic. It made me cry a lot. Let's blame it on the election. Best friends to lovers. Life doesn't get better than that. Sabrina Grafenberger done right. I know that this book was written several years before the premiered and that all similarities are coincidental which probably makes it unfair to always compare these two. But there's no getting around it when Dating Sarah Cooper is everything I always wanted from the tv show!
Siera Maley shows us how interesting the fake relationship trope can be if it is handled properly. What a great book! Diana Teenage romance coming out. Sweet moments but the angst parts affect in my opinion the real meaning of love. I'm referring specifically to one of the lead characters. Teenage romance coming out. I have to say that even though this book wasn't written in a third-person narrative I think it was okay. Also, the ending is nice. However, this time my rating is mostly based on the romance itself and since I couldn't comprehend the love one of the characters felt for the other due to her actions I can only give it 2.
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