21525995 Title: 
In Real Life 

 Author: Jessica Love
 Genre:  Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Hardback: 240 pages
5 Star Rating System 4 stars

A Little Something Different

Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been online friends for 4 years. They have video chatted, texted, and talked on the phone. They have the best friendship anyone could ask for.

But, trying to meet each other IRL has been rough. They tried once before but that didn’t work out due to Hannah’s strict parents.

Hannah decides to surprise Nick on a whim during spring break to see his hand perform at House of Blues in Vegas. Roadtrip! Hannah, her sister Grace and her best friend Lo set off to Las Vegas from California. Hannah learns some secrets that Nick has been hiding from her.

We get to know Hannah and Nick’s relationship pretty well. Nick calls her Ghost as a nickname and they’ve told eachother everything, so far. They have skype called, texted, voice chatted so there’s no catfishing here!

This book adds diverse characters: Hannah and her sister, Grace are Korean and her best friend, Lo is Mexican. If you’re looking for a diverse read this is a good one to pick up.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book and how they all had a story and felt like characters more than side characters. We meet Lo – Hannah’s best friend – Grace – Hannah’s sister – who have their own storylines which is awesome.
I felt like I was going through Hannah and Nick’s night in Vegas myself, it was very descriptive and fun! They go to distinct destinations and throughout casinos.

Hannah also concurs a fear of heights which was different to see added to the story. But, I liked that aspect especially since I could relate because I’m terrified of heights.

The only problem I really had with this book was Hannah, herself. I found her annoying and her decisions bothered me. She had a right to be upset with Nick, but she took it a little too far. Also, she kept wanting to end the night. She felt bossy and I really couldn’t take her anymore.

If you’re looking to add another book boyfriend to your list Nick is definitely on mine! Despite his little secrets, I enjoyed his character and he was so cute!!

This book has one of my favorite endings, the ending was so good and cute! I loved it so much. Definitely recommend this read if you enjoy bands, mystery and romance!


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