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Loveboat, Taipei
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, and praised as an intense rush of rebellion and romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is a dazzling, fun-filled romp. Our cousins have done this program, Sophie whispers. Best kept secret. Zero supervision. And just like that, Ever Wongs summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye, snake-blood sake flows abundantly, and the nightlife runs nonstop. But not every student is quite what they seem: Ever is working toward becoming a doctor but nurses a secret passion for dance. Rick Woo is the Yale-bound child prodigy bane of Evers existence whose perfection hides a secret. Boy-crazy, fashion-obsessed Sophie Ha turns out to have more to her than meets the eye. And under sexy Xavier Yehs shell is buried a shameful truth hell never admit. When these students lives collide, its guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget. A unique story from an exciting and authentic new voice. Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes Equal parts surprising, original, and intelligent. An intense rush of rebellion and romance. Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval Fresh as a first kiss. Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon "Fresh, fun, heartfelt, and totally addictive, a story about finding your placeand your peoplewhere you least expected." Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Award finalist Conviction
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WJCintron
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✅ A book that features two languages: Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really enjoyed this book. She was a new author for me, and I wasn't disappointed. I love her writing style. I felt that in the midpoint, it got a little bit slow, but the story kept me engaged. I wanted to know what would happen in the end. I cried on and off, from Ch 34 till the end.
Loved the MC development and the ending!

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WJCintron
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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WJCintron
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Currently reading. On chapter 8 & LOVING it. She's a new author for me, but I'm not disappointed at all. Love the way she writes. ❤ The author is really nice & usually comments back & likes her readers' comments. I always love that about authors. I don't appreciate when they are not nice to their readers. They would be nothing without them!
You can find her on Instagram! 😃
#lovetaipei #newauthor #abigailhingwen #audiobook #listening #scribd

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CaramelLunacy
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Ever Wong just wants to spend her last summer dancing before she heads to parent-required med school despite her vertigo around blood. When her parents find out they send her on a study abroad trip to Taiwan to study Mandarin. But little do they know the program is known as "Love Boat" among its attendees - a chance to hook up, party and rebel away from parental restrictions.

A "good girl" finding herself and growing up. Very enjoyable.

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vanslibanan
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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8 chapters in 🎧 to @abigailhingwen 's novel before its movie release!
@rossbutler and @nicotheduffer are perfect for their roles!

#bookstoscreen #goodreads #goodreadsreadingchallenge
#goodreadsreadingchallenge2022
#yabooks #yalit

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BookishGirl06
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Finished this last night. It was pretty good. I loved the romance and the plot

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BeaG
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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I loved everything about this book! The characters, the plot just everything. It‘s a coming of age story and it kept me engaged.

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BookishGirl06
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Just started this

DivineDiana Enjoy! 1y
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yeshau
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Ever is a teen who deals with pressure from her parents. After failing to attend Med School, she is sent to Taipei to attend a program where she is to learn Mandarin. She meets Rick Woo, the prodigy from Yale that she has always been compared to while breaking all the rules her parents has for her. If you like books about coming of age, then you will like this. A theme in this book is freedom as Ever breaks free from her parents‘ expectations.

MissYaremcio Nicely done Ayesha! This looks like an excellent read! Did you like it? 1y
yeshau Yes I did, I really loved it especially because I‘m into these types of stories. I recommend it :) 1y
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JillsBookshelf
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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This books was nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The romance kept me on my toes and I really enjoyed all of the different family dynamics. It‘s a really unique book.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #romance #loveboattaipei

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MartinaLove
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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4/5 ⭐ Great
I really liked this book. It read like a k-dramas. A lot of dramas and two boys to choose from. The sweet and gentle one and a bad boy.

We follow Ever who has a uge love and passion for dancing. Her parents wants her to go to medical school. Without telling her, they send her in Taipei for a summer program to learn mandarin. There she meets new friends to help her break the rules her parents has given her, her entire life.

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MartinaLove
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Three books I'll be reading this week. 📚

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Traci1
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Mehso-so

I think I'd have enjoyed this a little more if there were an actual boat. It wasn't terrible, and I probably would have liked it quite a lot if I were 25ish years younger than I am. It was just so much teen drama, and YA isn't my favorite genre. One positive is that it was quite different from anything else I've read. Four books down for #bookspin.
⭐⭐⭐

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oddandbookish
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Mehso-so

I was really looking forward to reading this one since it is an Asian American Own Voices novel, but unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations.

The whole beginning and middle section felt like an early 2000‘s teen book. There was a lot of unnecessary drama and it felt so unrealistic.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2021/04/27/review-loveboat-taipei-loveboat-t...

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Cinfhen
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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If you‘re expecting the literary Suite Life on Deck, this isn‘t it. In fact, Loveboat Taipei is set on land, no Seven Seas🙄But I will say this is a mashup of Crazy Rich Asians and High School Musical, kind of😉 PLENTY of teenage drama and loads of eye rolls but fun enough that I listened to all 11 hours. And I got a good feel for #Taiwan #ReadingAsia21
“Dance your heart out, Ever Wong” 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 DEFINITELY YA!!!

Librarybelle Congratulations for finishing this one! 2y
Megabooks I cannot believe you read this!! 😜 2y
Megabooks Are you running a fever?? 😂😂 2y
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Cinfhen I know!! It was a weak moment @Megabooks Thanks @Librarybelle I DEFINITELY picked this up for challenge purposes 💗😁 (edited) 2y
TrishB Oh god, Crazy Rich Asians and High School Musical 😱😱 2y
Cinfhen Yup @TrishB I actually think this would make a fun PG13 movie 🍿 2y
Cinfhen Here ya go @emilyhaldi my final thoughts on this one 💗 2y
emilyhaldi LOLOL @Megabooks 😂😂 Thanks for reading this Cindy, so we don‘t have to! 2y
Cinfhen It wasn‘t HORRIBLE but it‘s probably not worth your time @emilyhaldi although I discovered snake sake 😧 2y
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Cinfhen
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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OMG!! SO.MUCH. DRAMA!!
This is silly yet harmless, but now it‘s gone full on teenage Jerry Springer. #ReadingAsia21 #Taiwan

Megabooks Lololol!! 2y
Cinfhen You TOTALLY get me @Megabooks 💖💖💖 2y
JennyM Sounds fun! 😃 2y
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Cinfhen I actually listened to the whole 11 hours @JennyM and I only rolled my eyes a dozen times 😁 2y
Librarybelle 😂 2y
emilyhaldi Thank you for including me in the update, I‘m enjoying your reactions very much 😂 2y
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Cinfhen
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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I might regret this one/ it was a $2.95 AudibleDeal and it fits for #Taiwan #ReadingAsia21

Librarybelle Good luck! It looks like YA, which I know you do not typically read. 2y
emilyhaldi 😅😅😅 2y
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Kb100
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Just starting this YA, seems interesting.

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kimmypete1
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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April‘s favorite was Loveboat, Taipei. #12Booksof2020 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds good. 2y
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MallenNC
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Soooo close to two Bingos in August. The tagged book went with square 12 and I‘m about halfway through. I‘m still counting it in my August totals but not for Bingo (staying honest). But this was a great #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Awesome month!! 2y
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Kangaj1
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage I finished my third season of #booked2020:
About Genocide: The Medallion
Pan Asian Author or Silk Punk: tagged book
Animal on Cover: To Night Owl From Dogfish
#WineorWhine: The Perfect Couple
Armchair Travel: Love Lettering
New in 2020: Chosen Ones

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 2y
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suvata
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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• MMD 2020 Summer Reading

Ever is a Chinese-American teen who has plans of becoming a dancer. Her parents have loftier goals for her. So, they send her to a 8 week “educational camp” in Taipei for the purpose of learning culture and language. The camp is not nearly as strict as they were told. Everyone is very laissez-faire about the rules and pretty much do whatever they want. The girls are all boy crazy — the boys are there to score a hot girl.

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Sharpeipup
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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My holiday plans.

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FantasyChick
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Or as I call it: Teenage Asians Gone Wild!

Never thought I would get into this book at all let alone be up all night turning the pages! So many topics are touched upon in this book that it can be a bit hard to keep up with it but it's also damn near impossible to put down!

Coming of age, dealing with family pressure to succeed, dreams vs reality, rich vs poor, bullying, abuse, rebellion, depression, etc., etc., etc.

I'd recommend 👍

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ReadingEnvy
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Mehso-so

It's Ever's last summer to dance before following her parents' dreams for her to go to college for medicine, but they "surprise" her by sending her for an 8-week program in Taipei with others just like her to learn about her heritage and culture - it's so known for marriages that come out of it that it's referred to as the Loveboat by the students there. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy I found this recommended in Audible and it does almost scratch the Crazy Rich Asians itch, but it's way more familiar in the sense that I know what happens when elite students who have been pushed yet protected their entire lives suddenly make decisions on their own (and it doesn't go well.) ⤵️
2y
ReadingEnvy Some of it is rushed, the author throws a lot of "issues" in there that aren't resolved well, and it sounds like there is a documentary that shows the place this is based on (called Loveboat, Taiwan) that you can believe I will be watching! The author seems to get the Taipei stuff right, tries to address the privilege of her characters, and tackles multiple languages and dialects (and alphabets) pretty clearly.
2y
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TaraTLK
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Oh gosh, this book was such a joy that when it did a thing near the end I actually paused to try and get it to oromise me it wasn't going to be too mean to the characters. (Book did not respond.)
There are some love criss crosses, but it felt realistic to the setting and age group (summer camp kinda) and resolved well but not overly neatly.

TaraTLK Argh, typo! 2y
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SquirmyBookwormy
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Enjoyed it!

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MidnightBookGirl
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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A great debut from Wen! I picked this book for our YA for Adults book club at the bookstore based solely on the title, because I am a child of the 80's (and it set sail the year I was born, 1977). Alas, Loveboat, Taipei is not set on a boat, but the romance was still there. However, all is not cutesy and fluffy, Ever and her friends deal with some pretty heavy subjects while being away from their parents, in Ever's case, for the first time.

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Eggbeater
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The descriptions of the architecture made me want to visit Taiwan. I appreciated that the MC was trying to find her own way in life. Her naivety was difficult for me to swallow and I was irritated that she let some of the other characters victimize her. Romance is really not my genre though, so you should keep that in mind when reading this review. I read this book for YA book club and overall, it kept me interested.

kimmypete1 I‘m not surprised you felt this way, just as it should not surprise you that I loved it!! Her naïveté didn‘t frustrate me at times but everything else was so good!! 2y
Eggbeater @Kimmypete1 I think people who like romance should go more by your review than mine. 2y
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kimmypete1
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Loved!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

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MidnightBookGirl
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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My current #audiobook for our YA for adults book club.

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kimmypete1
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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They want her to go to med school, but they told her to take French instead of Latin? I know it‘s a dead language but I feel like it‘s still favored to those who plan on going into the medical field.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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This was a total lark. I was doing the delivery at the library, and this came in for a patron... so I requested it for myself. I found it to be a refreshing YA coming of age and romance story that used some time tested tropes but in a new way. It was a lot of fun to read... and loved the setting as well!

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Gissy
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Book discussed last Wednesday at BookMarkPR. A YA contemporary story with romance. Ever was raised in a very traditional home.She is sent to a summer camp and there she will discover her identity as a person coming from 2 cultures and there will be changes. It is a cute, ok story but after interview with author, definitely my perspective changed.We even introduced ourselves per her request. There will be a sequel. Everyone loved the book 3.4/3.5⭐️

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AriThomas
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Loved this one! Reminded me a lot of American Panda by Gloria Chao, but seemed to handle more about adulting and being your own person with sacrificing tradition or heritage.

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AriThomas
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This is supposed to be my reading chair, but it has been overtaken by my cats...

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Melismatic
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Verging on a pick if you like YA/romance - it was steamier than I expected it to be. Rick Woo...I hope dudes like you really exist. 😭🤷🏻‍♀️

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BibliophileMagick
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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To start this book is not in my genre wheelhouse. Having said that. I finished the book, and rather quickly. I do have to say the end left me hanging a bit.

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Preciouz29
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This is a pick for me, but I think my expectations were waaaay too high and that is how I ended up disappointed. Disclaimer, I was actually on Loveboat in the heyday of the late 90s/early 2000s. This felt like the author was trying to cover too much and I would have loved to see her cover less topics, but in a bit more depth. Also, I didn‘t enjoy that she didn‘t really show that there were students in the trip who weren‘t so....selfish?

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I really really liked this book. It was one of my most anticipated and didn't disappoint. I can definitely see why it was compared to To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Crazy Rich Asians.
I liked the conflict, the different rep, the discussions about class, wealth, racism and immigration.

Rep: a variety of Asian representation including Chinese American first generation own voice

ElizaMarie The artwork on this cover is gorgeous! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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One of my most anticipated books of 2020! Agh this and BTS's comeback trailer in one day!

Melismatic You‘re a Kpop fan? Yessss - hello kindred spirit! 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @Melismatic the hardest of Hobi stans lol it's been a MONTH already with BTS and ATEEZ coming back and then RedVelvet's Psycho. 3y
Melismatic @SassenachTheBookWizard 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 3y
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sarahs.thoughts.on.books
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Who doesn't love a book launch/talk that gives you stickers, and has Teaspoon tea? Bonus: moderator was Sabaa Tahir. Can't wait to dive into this book

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KimmyM
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This was such a good book! It had a YA Crazy Rich Asians vibe. I loved Ever's story and her summer of romance and rebellion, and her conflicting desires to please her parents and be true to herself. So so good. Can't wait for more.
This is out next month and I am highly recommending it! 4/5 ⭐ #arc #earc #ya

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JAMZ
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This was such a juicy read!! Perfect for Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen fans, this had such a perfect amount of drama and development. I LOVED it!